Legislation, ratings and standards information on the National Quality Framework (NQF)
The NQF is a national system for the regulation and quality assessment of child care and early learning services.
National Law and Regulations
The National Law and National Regulations outline the legal obligations of approved providers, nominated supervisors, and educators and explain the powers and functions of the state and territory regulatory authorities and ACECQA.
National Quality Framework
The NQF introduced a new quality standard in 2012 to improve education and care across long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten, and outside school hours care services. The NQF…
The National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care
The National Quality Framework aims to raise the quality of early childhood education and care services. Read more about high-quality education and care.
The National Regulations support the National Law by providing detail on a range of operational requirements for an education and care service.