News

March 5, 2021

The NQF Review Family and Sector Surveys are now open – Have your say!

We are excited to announce that the NQF Review Surveys are now live on the Review website. The family survey and the sector survey provide the opportunity for families, communities, educators, education and care services and governments to join in an important national conversation about the future of quality education and care in Australia.  This conversation will…
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February 3, 2021

Minor Infrastructure Grants 2021

The Education and Care Unit (ECU) invites eligible education and care services and licensed child care services to apply for funding through the ECU Minor Infrastructure Grants 2021. Please refer to the eligibility criteria and program priorities by downloading the Application Guidelines. It is anticipated that applications will open on 5 February 2021 and that…
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December 22, 2020

Infosheet: Safe Transportation of Children

In October 2020 new requirements under the National Regulations were released. To better manage the risks of transporting children all governments decided to introduce new requirements to strengthen oversight arrangements when children are being transported under the care of an education and care service. To provide guidance about these requirements for Tasmanian centre based care and family…
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September 1, 2020

Assessment and Rating Information Sheet 2020

Assessment and Rating Information Sheet 2020 The information on this page is also available in printable PDF format: Assessment and Rating Information Sheet 2020   The Education and Care Unit (ECU) is responsible for assessing and rating Tasmanian Education and Care services against the seven quality areas of the National Quality Standard (NQS). A general overview…
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August 19, 2020

Assessment and Rating to recommence

As we are now in Stage Three of Tasmania’s Roadmap to Recovery the Education and Care Unit (ECU) would like to provide you with information about our plans for resuming the Assessment and Rating (A&R) of education and care services in Tasmania. We are pleased to announce that the ECU will be resuming A&R from…
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February 26, 2020

Information Sheet – Cautions

A new information sheet is available relating to cautions, which can be can be issued to an approved provider, nominated supervisor, or family day care educator. Information Sheet – Cautions

January 8, 2020

Critical Reflection Conference – CLOSED

The Education and Care Unit is pleased to offer 30 fully funded places for Tasmanian early years educators to participate in the Critical Reflection Conference presented in Launceston on 18th February 2020. This conference will be presented by Jennifer Ribarovski from JR Education Consulting Services. Participants will have the opportunity to explore ways to critically…
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February 15, 2018

Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) Requirement

The Education and Care Services National Regulations require an approved provider of an education and care service to ensure that a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) is prepared by the service and reviewed at least annually. The Education and Care Unit requires all Tasmanian education and care services to update their QIP to align with the…
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January 30, 2018

Update on the NQF – Resources

Guide to the NQF Updates to the Guide to the National Quality Framework have been made. Changes include: The 2018 NQS Extensions of transitional regulations Registers of family day care educators Guidance about family day care venues Notifications of physical or sexual abuse The updated Guide to the National Quality Framework (NQF) (February 2018 version)…
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