Australia's National Quality Framework

Rhonda Livingstone
Thu, 09/13/2018 (All day)

Australia is working to improve early learning services for each child and family and has a country-wide approach to their standards and protocols. Listen to Rhonda Livingstone, national education leader at the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), share more about Australia’s quality system in this video. Then check out the resources below to learn more!

Australia’s National Quality Framework and ACECQA

The Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) works with all Australian governments and the education and care sector to realize the benefits of the National Quality Framework (NQF) for early childhood education and care.

The NQF page on the website has a high-level summary of the components of the quality framework, including the National Quality Standard (NQS).

We were especially interested in the Quality Improvement Plan as we know many states are using this type of strategy to help everyone thinking about creating a culture of continuous improvement. 

Research and evaluation

The research and reports page has links to analysis relevant to the NQF, including reports produced by ACECQA. Amongst other items, the page includes information about the

The first National Partnership Annual Performance Report (published in January 2018) provides a good summary of the objectives and outcomes of the national system since it was implemented in 2012.