What is ACECQA?
The Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is the national authority established under the National Law and is the bible to childcare.
What is ACECQA's role?
ACECQA supports the administration of the National Quality Framework to ensure consistent implementation across all states and territories.
One of ACECQA's many roles is to educate and inform the wider community about the importance of improving outcomes in children's education and care. It also provides governments, the sector and families with access to the most current research to ensure that National Quality Framework policy and service delivery is in line with best practice nationally and internationally.
What does ACECQA do?
ACECQA has a range of functions, including:
- establishing consistent and efficient procedures for the operation of the National Quality Framework
- conducting national consistency audits
- determining approved qualifications for educators
- determining qualifications for authorised officers
- publishing ratings, guides and resources
- maintaining public registers of national approvals
- setting and awarding the highest rating, 'Excellent'
- advising the Ministerial Council on the National Quality Framework
- fostering continuous quality improvement.
ACECQA is the heart of childcare. It is made up form a range of Resources. These Resources are:
- Childcare Regulations and National Law
- Regulatory Authorities
- National Quality Standards and Elements
- Quality Improvement
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Focus
- Approved Learning Frameworks
- Belonging, Being, and Becoming – The Early Learning Years Framework.
- My Time, Our Place – Framework for School Aged Care in Australia.