Review of NQF

Commonwealth and State and Territory Governments are seeking further feedback as part of the ongoing Review of the National Partnership Agreement on the National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care (2014 Review).

Feedback provided through the public consultation process in early 2014 was incorporated into a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for consultation.

The consultation RIS presented options for changes to the National Quality Framework.  These included:

  • Refining the National Quality Standard and assessment and rating process
  • Removing supervisor certificate requirements
  • Expanding the scope of services covered by the NQF
  • Extending some liability to educators
  • Changes to prescribed fees
  • Introduction of a national educator to child ratio for outside school hours care services
  • Improved oversight of and support within family day care services

Information sessions were held in New South Wales during November 2014, as follows:

Location Date/time
Newcastle Wednesday 12 November
2-4pm
Sydney Thursday 13 November
10am-12pm
6pm-8pm
Penrith Monday 17 November
12pm-2pm
Parramatta Monday 17 November
6pm-8pm
Wollongong Thursday 20 November
2pm-4pm
5pm-7pm
Albury Thursday 20 November
6pm-8pm

Friday 21 November
10.30am-12.30pm

For those unable to attend any of the sessions, there was also an opportunity to provide feedback by making a written submission or an online comment, or by participating in an online survey.  The closing date for submissions, survey completion and online comments was Friday 16 January 2015.  Further information is available on the NQF Review microsite.

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