ACECQA announced that 93% of all children’s education and care services approved under the National Quality Framework (NQF) have received a quality rating, with 75% rated at ‘Meeting National Quality Standard’ (NQS) or above (as at 30 September 2017).

To be rated ‘Meeting NQS’, 58 individual elements of quality must be met by an education and care service. Missing any of these elements results in a rating of ‘Working Towards NQS’. The proportion of services achieving ‘Meeting NQS’ or above has increased each year since the quality rating system began in mid-2012.

Snapshot highlights include:

  • 93% (14,424) of approved education and care services have a quality rating
  • 75% (10,792) of rated services have an overall quality rating of ‘Meeting NQS’ or above
  • 40% (1449) of services rated at ‘Working Towards NQS’ do not meet five or fewer of the 58 elements of quality
  • 2997 quality rating reassessments have been completed
  • Of the 2179 reassessments of services rated ‘Working Towards NQS’, 69% (1502) resulted in a higher overall quality rating.
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