The Education and Care Services Act 2013 (the ECS Act) was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 12 September 2013.
The ECS Act is expected to come into effect in early 2014. It will replace the Child Care Act 2002 and apply to Queensland licensed services that are not captured under the National Quality Framework.
These services are generally in regional and remote areas and include:
The new ECS Act is designed to support quality outcomes for children and streamline the legislative burden for providers.
The Education and Care Services Regulation 2013 (the Regulation) has now been developed and prescribes the detail of the new regulatory framework.
The call for submissions on the key elements of the Regulation closed on Friday 25 October 2013.
Download an explanatory paper 202k summarising the Regulation's key elements.
It is expected the Education and Care Services Act 2013 will come into effect in early 2014.
This page was last reviewed on 28 Oct 2013 at 03:10PM