Assessment of servicesThe National Quality Standard (NQS) promotes continuous quality improvement. Children's education and care services covered under the Education and Care Services National Law are assessed and rated against the NQS. The process reflects a uniform approach to assessment and reporting across the range of service settings. The relevant regulatory authority in each state and territory undertakes the assessment and rating process. It is also the point of contact for any questions services may have about the assessment and rating process.
The National Quality Standard ratingsRatings promote transparency and accountability and help parents assess the quality of education and care services available. Every service receives a rating for each quality area and an overall rating. These ratings must be displayed by each service and are published on the ACECQA and the MyChild websites. There are five rating levels within the national quality rating and assessment process:
•Excellent rating, awarded by ACECQA •Exceeding National Quality Standard •Meeting National Quality Standard •Working Towards National Quality Standard •Significant Improvement Required- See more at: https://www.acecqa.gov.au/national-quality-framework/assessments-and-ratings#sthash.c3UOZ258.dpuf
Australian Schools Curriculum:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culturesAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are strong, rich and diverse. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity is central to this priority and is intrinsically linked to living, learning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, deep knowledge traditions and holistic world view. A conceptual framework based on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ unique sense of Identity has been developed as a structural tool for the embedding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures within the Australian curriculum. This sense of Identity is approached through the interconnected aspects of Country/Place, People and Culture. Embracing these elements enhances all areas of the curriculum. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander priority provides opportunities for all learners to deepen their knowledge of Australia by engaging with the world’s oldest continuous living cultures. This knowledge and understanding will enrich their ability to participate positively in the ongoing development of Australia.
• Excellent rating, awarded by ACECQA • Exceeding National Quality Standard • Meeting National Quality Standard • Working Towards National Quality Standard • Significant Improvement Required