Acecqa Child Care

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What does Acecqa stand for in childcare?

The Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA - pronounced a-see-kwa) is an independent national authority that assists governments in administering the National Quality Framework (NQF) for children's education and care. via

How do I get Acecqa certified?

  • Read the Requirements for early childhood teaching program assessments and Requirements for diploma and certificate III level program assessments . ACECQA assess applications against these requirements.
  • Provide the required supporting documentation for your application.
  • Submit your application.
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    How do I contact Acecqa?

    You can send an enquiry to us by completing the form below, by sending an email to [email protected], or by calling 1300 422 327. Under our Customer Service Charter, we will reply to your online enquiry within 5 working days. via

    What is a national quality register?

    The national registers contain information about approved education and care services and providers. These registers are updated daily from data held in the National Quality Agenda IT System. via

    What are the 7 quality areas?

    The seven quality areas covered by the National Quality Standard are:

  • QA 1 - Educational program and practice.
  • QA 2 - Children's health and safety.
  • QA 3 - Physical environment.
  • QA 4 - Staffing arrangements.
  • QA 5 - Relationships with children.
  • QA 6 - Collaborative partnerships with families and communities.
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    What is childcare accreditation?

    What is Accreditation? Accreditation is an official review process performed by a nationally-recognized outside agency. The accrediting agencies have high standards that often go above and beyond our state's minimum licensing requirements for child care centers. via

    What skills do you need to be a childcare worker?

    5 Skills & Qualities a child care worker must have

  • Decision – making skills. While taking care of children there are going to be many situations where the child care worker must act quickly and make an appropriate judgment to fix the problem.
  • Being patient.
  • Communication skills.
  • Monitoring skills.
  • Being enthusiastic.
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    What qualifications do you need to be a room leader?

    In our setting all room leaders have to be fully qualified level 3 or equivalent AND have two years minimum experience of qualified nursery nursing. Deputy should be similar but usually more highly qualified (ours is early years teacher qualified) and more experience than room leader. via

    What qualifications do you need for childcare?

    The minimum qualification to become a Childcare Worker is the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113). A Working with Children Licence is also required. First Aid training is recommended. Hold a current Working with Children Licence. via

    How do daycares deal with complaints?

  • acknowledge your complaint immediately if it concerns a risk to the health, safety or wellbeing of a child or children, or within 5 working days for other complaints.
  • provide you with a reference number.
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    What services are covered by the NQF?

    The NQF covers most long day care, family day care, preschools (or kindergartens) and outside school hours care services in Australia. In Western Australia, it also extends to home-based care. via

    What is a provider approval and what does this mean?

    • Provider approval – a person may apply to obtain a provider approval, which is ongoing and recognised nationally. A person who has applied for a provider approval may also apply for a service approval to operate one or more services. • via

    What is quality assurance in child care?

    The Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) collects key information on how a child is going in out-of-home care (OOHC), to ensure we give every child in care the best possible experience. via

    What is an approved provider?

    The approved provider is the legal entity that gets the approval for running a service and is legally responsible for managing the service. The nominated supervisor(s) is/are responsible for the day-to-day management of a service. For a company, the approved provider is the company. via

    What is a QIP?

    The approved provider must ensure a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) is in place for each service. The aim of a QIP is to help providers self-assess their performance in delivering quality education and care, and to plan future improvements. via

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