Enhancing positive outcomes for children by promoting high quality education and care

The Education and Care Unit (ECU) regulates education and care (child care) in Tasmania.

We undertake the core functions of the Tasmanian Regulatory Authority. We are responsible for the implementation of the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care (NQF), including the administration of the Education and Care Services National Law (Application) Act 2011 in Tasmania.

The ECU regulates services approved and operating under the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 (National Law) and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (National Regulations)Read more about the National Law

The ECU is also responsible for approving, licensing and regulating a number of child care services under the Tasmanian Child Care Act 2001 and State Licensing Standards. Read more about the Child Care Act 2001

Funding to support the development of quality early childhood services is provided by the ECU through a Grants ProgramRead more about the Grants Program

The ECU is a part of the Development and Support division of the Tasmanian Department for Education, Children and Young People. Tasmanian State Service and Department for Education, Children and Young People policies guide the operation of the ECU.

The ECU has offices located in the North, North West and South of Tasmania.

ECU Charter PDF