​Education and Care Services

​Approved providers and educators in Tasmania are responsible for delivering quality education and care for each child attending a service, in accordance with the National Quality Framework (NQF).

To meet these responsibilities approved providers and educators are required to:

  • comply with the intent, principles and requirements of the National Law and National Regulations
  • implement the National Quality Standard (NQS) and a process of continuous quality improvement
  • implement best practice education and care, including pedagogical practices that support the learning, development and wellbeing of each child
  • collaborate with families to meet the diverse needs of each child

Monitoring and compliance

The regulatory authority in each jurisdiction is responsible for monitoring the provision of education and care.

In Tasmania, the Education and Care Unit (ECU) is responsible for assessing and rating services and monitoring compliance with regulatory requirements as the regulatory authority.

Read more about monitoring and compliance under the National Law.

Assessment and Rating

The ECU assesses and rates each approved service in Tasmania against the National Quality Standard (NQS).

A service may be given one of the following ratings by a regulatory authority:

  • Exceeding National Quality Standard
  • Meeting National Quality Standard
  • Working Towards National Quality Standard
  • Significant Improvement Required

All services must display their current quality rating.

Read more about the process of assessment and rating of services.

Starting a new service

Starting a new education and care service requires an understanding of the NQF, approval processes and associated costs. The ACECQA website provides current information on key considerations and requirements. Read more about opening a new service.

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