This second report builds on last year’s inaugural report and focusses on progress made during 2017-18 in implementing the National Partnership on the National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care.
This inquiry examined the efficiency, effectiveness and coherency of Australian government funding for research. It focused on federally funded research agencies, their funding mechanisms and university collaborative research.
More than 20,000 quality assessments of children’s education and care services have been undertaken by state and territory regulatory authorities since 2012, with almost 2000 of these using the 2018 National Quality Standard (NQS), introduced from 1 February 2018.
In its Q3 2018 NQF...
ACECQA announced that almost eight out of 10 (78%) children’s education and care services with a quality rating have an overall rating of Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above.
“The National Quality Framework, which includes the NQS, has raised quality and continues to...
ACECQA announced that 67% of children’s education and care services previously rated Working Towards National Quality Standard have improved their overall quality rating at reassessment.
ACECQA has announced that 94% of all children’s education and care services approved under the National Quality Framework (NQF) have received a quality rating, with 77% rated at Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above (as at 31 December 2017).
“In the last five...
This report details the performance of the National Quality Framework (NQF) across the early childhood education and care sector over the past five years and provides analysis against the objectives and outcomes of the National Partnership on the National Quality Agenda.
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’,...
Field education has been identified as the signature pedagogy of the profession. Field education is also being said to be in crisis.
As at 30 June 2017, 14,106 children’s education and care services (91% of all services approved to operate under the National Quality Framework) have received a quality rating, with 73% rated at Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above. There have also been almost 2,500...
This publication features the ten commissioned research reports from the 2016 research grants funding round, as well as three progressive projects from the inaugural NCSEHE Equity Fellows Program.
Work Integrated learning (WIL) students are seeking greater levels of support from universities to reflect the personal and financial stresses associated with their participation. Quantitative and qualitative data from surveys and focus groups—including students and administrators—identified the importance of institutional and community...
As at 31 March 2017, 73% of children’s education and care services are rated at Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above, up from 69% a year ago.
ACECQA Chief Executive Gabrielle Sinclair said the figures indicated the national assessment and rating system is...
Australia's education system is not preparing students for twenty-first century success. Young Australians are studying for longer than ever before but are disengaged and struggling to find permanent jobs. Young people entering technology-rich, global, competitive job markets need different skill sets to what our education...
As at 31 December 2016, more than 70 per cent of children’s education and care services have been rated at Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above, according to new data released by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
This occasional paper is the third in a series on the National Quality Framework (NQF). The paper reports on activities to promote consistency and efficiency in the implementation and administration of the NQF, which are key functions of the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality...
Global education consultant, Charles Leadbeater identifies four features of innovative schools essential to prepare students for the changing world of work. They centre around developing students’ humanity.
At a gathering of school leaders – part of SVA’s, Bright Spots Schools Connection, Charles Leadbeater previewed...
The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) argues that the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) sector comprises a large part of Australia’s research and innovation system, a system that is transforming due to digital capabilities and the resulting transformation...
Australia’s education and care sector continues to grow and ongoing improvement is taking place under the National Quality Standard (NQS), according to new data released by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
ACECQA Chief Executive Officer Karen Curtis said the performance...
Australia has a poor report card when it comes to university-business collaboration. It ranks last among OECD countries when comparing the proportion of businesses working with universities.
But this is not all. Australia ranks only 72nd in the world on the Innovation Efficiency Ratio,...