The Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is the national authority established under the National Law.
ACECQA supports the administration of the National Quality Framework to ensure consistent implementation across all states and territories.
It is guided by a 12-member governing board whose members were nominated by each state and territory and the Australian Government. Board members serve three-year terms. The Board provides strategic direction and leadership for ACECQA and formulates strategies for carrying out its functions under the National Quality Framework.
One of ACECQA's many roles is to educate and inform the wider community about the importance of improving outcomes in children's education and care. It also provides governments, the sector and families with access to the most current research to ensure that National Quality Framework policy and service delivery is in line with best practice nationally and internationally.
ACECQA has a range of functions, including:
This diagram shows the levels of governance arrangements.
Contact ACECQA at the ACECQA website or at:
Address: Level 6, 175 Liverpool Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Phone: 1300 422 327
Postal address: PO Box A292, Sydney, New South Wales 1235
'Guide 1: Guide to the National Quality Framework', National Quality Framework Resource Kit, Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority, 2013