A temporary waiver for ECT requirements (Regulations 130 to 134) means a service is taken to comply with the specified regulation. Therefore, a service that holds an ECT waiver is still eligible to be considered for an exceeding rating in
Quality Area 1 if it is delivering a preschool program, as per Regulation 62(2).
Regulation 62(2) states that services providing care to kindergarten-age children can only be rated Exceeding for QA1 if they:
- provide a preschool program or
have a documented arrangement with another service to provide a preschool program.
As is the case with any waived regulation, services are still required to ensure quality practices and meet the requirements of the National Quality Standard.