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Information, tools and resources about the National Quality Framework (NQF) are readily available, including through the selection of organisations listed below (some links will take you to external websites).

Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority

The Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is the national authority for early childhood education and care. They monitor the implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and the improvement in the quality of services across Australia.

Visit ACECQA's website for more information about the NQF, including:

Australia Government Department of Education and Training

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

Visit the Department of Education and Training's website for more information about the NQF, including the:

Contact the Department of Education and Training's NQF information service by phone on 1300 422 327 or email at enquiries@acecqa.gov.au.

Queensland-specific information

Our department is responsible for driving national early childhood education and care reforms in Queensland, including the National Quality Framework, and for approving, licensing and regulating early childhood education and care services.

Read Queensland-specific information about the NQF, including:

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QC&AA) assists educators to deliver the best curriculum and assessment practices from kindergarten to Year 12.

Visit the QC&AA's website for more information about guidelines which support nationally approved learning frameworks, including the:

Read more about the QCAA's accreditation service for kindergarten guidelines they have not developed. Read a register of accredited kindergarten guidelines.

Additional resources - SIDS and Kids

Approved providers and educators in early childhood education and care services are required to ensure children in their care are safe at all times. It is important that service policy and practices reflect evidence-based recommendations for sleeping arrangements.

In addition, the National Quality Standard Quality Area 2: Children's health and safety, focuses on safeguarding and promoting children's health and safety.

Not-for-profit organisation, SIDS and Kids External Link, is listed in the Guide to the National Quality Standard Adobe PDF document External Link as a resource for information about safe sleeping practices for babies and toddlers.

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