Educators invited to have their say in the 2019 NQF Review
The National Quality Framework (NQF) is currently under review, with a number of events happening around the country to allow those working in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector to have their input on all aspects of the Framework, including the National Law and National Regulations.
The NQF was last reviewed in 2014, and, since that time, substantial changes have occurred in the Australian ECEC sector landscape. In order to determine if the current Framework meets the needs of the sector, and the general public more broadly, a range of consultations have taken place.
At the conclusion of the review, a determination will be made as to whether or not the current NQF is consistent with current best practice, fit-for-purpose and implemented through best practice regulation. With over a million children currently attending ECEC services across Australia, it is important that the NQF operates in a way that ensures these children are safe and supported in their educational and developmental outcomes.
The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) have invited feedback from the sector, saying all feedback is valued. Over the next two years there will be regular opportunities to learn more about the NQF, provide feedback and get updates on options being considered by governments.
The current phase of the project seeks views from those working in the ECEC sector on the issues contained in the NQF Review Issues Paper. Feedback can be provided by attending a consultation or by completing the online survey.
Consultations are currently underway across Australia throughout May and June, with the online survey to close on 30 June 2019.
To find out more, visit the NQF Review website.