The National Quality Framework helps children get the best start in life by raising quality and consistency in education and care services across Australia.
Education and care services must meet the requirements of the National Quality Framework. For more information, see:
An education and care service is any service providing or intending to provide education and care on a regular basis to children under the age of 13 years. This includes family day care services, long day care services, outside school hours care services and preschools (kindergartens).
No jab, no play
More information about 'No jab, no play' is available on the Department of Health and Human Services website including:
Information for education and care services
In Victoria, responsibility for administering the National Quality Framework is shared between the Department of Education and Training (the Department) and the Australian Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
The Department is the regulatory authority for Victoria and is responsible for:
- granting service and provider approvals
- carrying out the quality assessment and rating process
- ensuring education and care services meet the requirements of the National Law and National Regulations.
Authorised officers are located at the Department's regional offices. To view the relevant contact details, see: Quality Assessment and Regulation: Regional Offices (docx - 765.96kb).
ACECQA is the national, independent statutory authority that governs the National Quality Framework.
Register of Victorian education and care services
To view the register of Victorian education and care services, see: ACECQA website.
National Quality Agenda Information Technology System
The National Quality Agenda Information Technology System allows providers to use a secure online portal to apply for approvals and submit notifications. To access the system, see: ACECQA