ECECD has updated its Quality Improvement Plan template to reflect changes to the National Quality Standard that will commence on 1 February 2018.
The Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations require services to have an up-to-date Quality Improvement Plan (QIP), which is available to families.
Quality improvement plans must include a service philosophy, a self-assessment section and a plan for improvement. Services are required to update their QIP annually however, it is much more effective if you track improvements as you go…
You can obtain a copy of the updated NSW Quality Improvement Plan Template (PDF 503.11 KB).
Using an alternative Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) template
There is no prescribed template or format for a QIP under the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations. A service can use the template developed by the NSW Regulatory Authority or the ACECQA template or even develop your own…. (Now there’s bravery for you!)
If you choose not to use the NSW QIP template you should ensure that your QIP format adequately reflects the requirements of the National Law and Regulations.
A QIP should be:
- Regularly reviewed, at least annually
- Kept on the service premises
- Shared with the families of children enrolled at the service and families seeking to enrol at the service, if requested by them
- Available to be viewed by an Authorised Officer or the Regulatory Authority on request.