Legislation and the National Quality Framework

NOTE to users of these resources

These resources were developed for the NSW Department of Education’s Early Childhood Education and Care Sector Development Program and delivered between January to June 2016.  In February 2017, the Commonwealth, State and Territory education ministers announced changes to the National Quality Framework (NQF) including a reduction in the number of Standards and Elements under the National Quality Standard (NQS). More information on the changes to the NQF is available here.

While the principles and approaches contained in these resources remain valid, users should be aware that, as of 1 October 2017, precise references to NQS Standards and Elements will no longer be correct.



This project assists Community Preschools and Long Day Care services meet their regulatory obligations and improve their quality assessment and rating result, by strengthening approaches to compliance with National Law and the National Regulations and self-assessment against the National Quality Standard. The webinar series focussed on using the NSW Quality Improvement Plan template to assess compliance and to identify service strengths and areas for improvement using the NSW Quality Improvement Plan templat, focusing on Quality Areas 1, 2, 4 and 7.

Resource Guides to support Approved Providers (management committees/boards and service owners) and Nominated Supervisors understanding of the legal requirements of the National Quality Framework and how to approach self-assessment and quality improvement processes for your Quality Improvement Plan are also available.

Workshop PowerPoint Presentation:

Resource Guides

Webinar PowerPoint Presentations:


These resources have been provided by the Department of Education as part of the Early Childhood Education and Care Sector Development Program.

Popular Training

Popular Training

Find out more about our most popular training workshops, and book today.

Learn more