The Australian, State and Territory Education Ministers have agreed to changes to the National Quality Framework (NQF) following a review of the National Partnership Agreement on the National Quality Agenda (NQA) for Early Childhood Education and Care and consultation with the sector.
The changes will commence 1 October 2017 in all States and Territories except Western Australia which will commence by 1 October 2018.
A revised National Quality Standard (NQS) will be introduced on 1 February 2018 in all States and Territories including Western Australia.
These changes are outlined in the Decision Regulation Impact Statement (DRIS) which provides an analysis of the regulatory impacts of changes to the NQF and stakeholder views. You can review the DRIS information online: