About the NQF Review

NQF Review 2019


The National Quality Framework (NQF) provides a national approach to the regulation of the quality of education and care services across Australia.

An important national conversation about quality children’s education and care in Australia started a decade ago, with over one million children currently attending education and care services across Australia.

It’s been five years since the last review in 2014 –and it’s time to check back in and see what areas of the NQF can still be improved, including the National Law and National Regulations.

Over the next two years there will be regular opportunities to find out more, provide feedback, and get updates on options being considered by governments.

Terms of reference and an Issues Paper have been compiled by all governments to guide this first consultation phase of the review.

All feedback is valued – we’ll share what you tell us during this journey and continue the conversation all the way through to rollout of any changes from 2022.

We want to capture as many voices as possible by July 2019 during this first phase, and we’d like to hear about what’s most important to you.


Explore the Issues Paper | Attend a consultation session | Take the survey now

NQF Review 2019


The National Quality Framework (NQF) provides a national approach to the regulation of the quality of education and care services across Australia.

An important national conversation about quality children’s education and care in Australia started a decade ago, with over one million children currently attending education and care services across Australia.

It’s been five years since the last review in 2014 –and it’s time to check back in and see what areas of the NQF can still be improved, including the National Law and National Regulations.

Over the next two years there will be regular opportunities to find out more, provide feedback, and get updates on options being considered by governments.

Terms of reference and an Issues Paper have been compiled by all governments to guide this first consultation phase of the review.

All feedback is valued – we’ll share what you tell us during this journey and continue the conversation all the way through to rollout of any changes from 2022.

We want to capture as many voices as possible by July 2019 during this first phase, and we’d like to hear about what’s most important to you.


Explore the Issues Paper | Attend a consultation session | Take the survey now