Updated Guide to NQF Released

In partnerships with all state governments across Australia, ACECQA has published an updated Guide to the National Quality Framework (February 2018), including an option to order printed copies.


The Guide, which was initially released in September 2017 however, required some minor changes to align with the 2018 National Quality Standard. For example, some regulation references needed to be updated. Additional guidance has been added around family day care venue approvals, registering or engaging family day care educators and notifying physical or sexual abuse. Small changes have also been made to the titling of the NQS and Assessment and Rating chapter, and the Operational Requirements chapter, making it easier to read (previously titled Part A and Part B).

While the option is available to purchase a hard copy, ACECQA encourages use of the online PDF as future updates will be made as required. Look out for more updates in future issues of OOSH Update.