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Useful links - National Quality Framework

Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

ACECQA is an independent statutory authority, providing national leadership in promoting quality and continuous improvement in early childhood education and care and school age care in Australia. ACECQA is working with State and Territory Governments and the early childhood sector to implement changes to education and care that will benefit young children and their families.

Visit the ACECQA website for more information about the National Quality Framework, including the:

Australian Government Department of Education

The Department of Education is responsible for delivering the Australian Government's key commitments on early childhood education and care and guiding major policy reforms at a national level including the national quality reforms.

Visit the Education website for further information about the national quality reforms for early childhood.

The Department of Education provides an information service about the National Quality Framework (NQF) which may be contacted by telephone on 1300 422 327 or email at

National Law

The Education and Care Services National Law Bill is available on the Victorian Government's legislation website, under Parliamentary Documents. The national legislation is the first major milestone in implementing the NQF.

Council of Australian Governments

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) is the peak intergovernmental forum in Australia consisting of the Prime Minister and all state and territory Premiers or First Ministers. The role of COAG is to initiate, develop and monitor the implementation of policy reforms that are of national significance and which require cooperative action by Australian governments. Through COAG, every state and territory government and the Commonwealth have committed to making early childhood an area for national reform.

Visit the COAG website for more information about the national early childhood reforms, including the National Partnership Agreement on the National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care.

NQF e-bulletin

The NQF e-bulletin is the department's e-newsletter to support early childhood education and care services to implement the National Quality Framework (NQF).

A to Z of Early Childhood e-newsletter

The A to Z of Early Childhood, the department's monthly publication for services, the early childhood sector and families, is available to email subscribers and online.

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