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Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority, 2023
This occasional paper is the ninth in a series on the National Quality Framework (NQF). The Education and Care Services National Law and National Regulations govern the minimum standards and requirements that all providers of NQF regulated services must meet, including health and safety requirements. Quality Area 2 of the National Quality Standard…
Descriptors: Child Health, Well Being, Accident Prevention, Injuries
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority, 2022
The National Quality Framework (NQF) was established in 2012 to create a more efficient and cohesive approach to regulating early childhood education and care, and outside school hours care in Australia. The NQF provides a shared vision for governments and the children's education and care sector, and an agreed tool for measuring and monitoring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority, 2022
This discussion paper has been produced by Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), on behalf of all state and territory governments and the Australian Government, to inform the "2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005." This paper asks providers of early childhood education and care (ECEC)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Child Care
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority, 2022
This report presents key findings from the four years of the Quality Support Program (QSP). The QSP is an initiative of, and funded by, the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education Early Childhood Education Quality Assurance and Regulatory Services Directorate (NSW DoE), involving the delivery by Australian Children's Education and Care…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority, 2021
This report presents key findings from the first three years of the Quality Support Program (QSP). The QSP is an initiative involving the delivery by Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) of free tailored professional development and support to approved providers and service leaders of eligible services across New…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Quality Assurance, Foreign Countries
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority, 2020
This occasional paper is the seventh in a series on the National Quality Framework (NQF). It explores the quality of children's education and care services based on the socio-economic status of the area in which they are situated. The Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-Economic Advantage and Disadvantage (IRSAD) is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Socioeconomic Status, Disadvantaged Youth
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority, 2020
This report presents key findings from the first two years of the Quality Support Program (QSP). The QSP is an initiative of and funded by the NSW Department of Education Early Childhood Education Quality Assurance and Regulatory Services Directorate (NSW DoE), involving the delivery by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Professional Development
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority, 2019
This document offers a summary of key findings and learnings from a preliminary evaluation of the Quality Support Program (QSP) by Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). The QSP is an initiative of the NSW Department of Education Early Childhood Education Directorate (NSW DoE) involving the delivery by ACECQA of free…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education
Harrison, Linda J.; Hadley, Fay; Irvine, Sue; Davis, Belinda; Barblett, Lennie; Hatzigianni, Maria; Mulhearn, Gerry; Waniganayake, Manjula; Andrews, Rebecca; Li, Philip – Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority, 2019
Australia's National Quality Framework (NQF) guides State/Territory government regulatory authorities to meet national goals for continuous quality improvement. Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) commissioned Macquarie University to lead a national study of long day care (LDC) services that had improved their…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Governance, Instructional Leadership
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority, 2018
This occasional paper is the sixth in a series on the National Quality Framework (NQF). It examines trends in quality improvement from the perspective of services rated Working Towards National Quality Standard (NQS) under the 2012 NQS. In this paper, a service is considered to have improved its quality at reassessment where it: (1) receives a…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, National Standards, Educational Improvement, Teacher Recruitment
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority, 2017
ACECQA [Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority] has published its fifth occasional paper analysing Quality Area 7 -- Leadership and service management. This completes the suite of occasional papers that cover the four quality areas of the National Quality Standard that are comparatively challenging. Quality Area 7 recognises…
Descriptors: Child Care, Preschool Education, National Standards, Educational Quality
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority, 2017
This occasional paper is the fourth in a series on the National Quality Framework (NQF). This paper offers detailed insights into education and care service quality ratings for Quality Area 3 (physical environment) of the National Quality Standard (NQS). The focus is on ensuring the physical environment of a service is safe, suitable and provides…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Foreign Countries, National Standards
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority, 2016
This occasional paper is the first in a series on the National Quality Framework (NQF). This paper offers detailed insights into education and care service quality ratings for Quality Area 1 -- Educational Program and Practice, which focuses on ensuring that educational program and practice is stimulating and engaging, enhances children's learning…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, National Standards, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority, 2016
ACECQA has published the second in its series of occasional papers, analysing one of the most challenging quality areas -- Children's Health and Safety. Quality Area 2 addresses one of the primary objectives of the National Quality Framework -- to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of children attending education and care services. The paper…
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Safety, Well Being, Child Care Centers
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority, 2016
The third ACECQA Occasional Paper examines activities to promote consistency and efficiency in the implementation and administration of the National Quality Framework (NQF). Striving for consistency and efficiency is a collaborative effort between the eight state and territory regulatory authorities, the Australian Government and ACECQA. This…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Guidelines, Program Administration, Child Care
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