Work begins on 2021 NQF Approved Learning Frameworks (ALFs) Update project

Work begins on 2021 NQF Approved Learning Frameworks (ALFs) Update project

by Freya Lucas

April 29, 2021

A national consortium led by a partnership between Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology and Edith Cowan University has been engaged by ACECQA – on behalf of all governments – to deliver the 2021 National Quality Framework (NQF) Approved Learning Frameworks (ALFs) Update project.


The national consortium builds on the update commissioned by the Education Council in late 2020, at which time the Council signaled an update of the two nationally Approved Learning Frameworks – Belonging, Being & Becoming: The Early Years Framework for Australia and My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care in Australia was required. 


Given the frameworks have been in place for close to ten years, the update will ensure that the frameworks continue to reflect contemporary developments in practice and knowledge, while supporting all educators to promote the wellbeing, learning and development of each child.


Work on the project will now commence, with the consortium designing and leading a stakeholder feedback and engagement process from May 2021. There will be opportunities for the sector to provide feedback over the coming months, and more information about the process will be provided by ACECQA in due course.


The Terms of Reference for the update are available on the Education Council website.