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Approved learning frameworks

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Under the National Law and Regulations, there are 2 nationally approved learning frameworks outlining practices that support and promote children's learning from birth to 12 years old, and their transition to school. The approved learning frameworks are linked to the National Quality Standard, and services are required to base their educational program on these frameworks. The approved learning frameworks are:

Learn more about: approved lea​​rning frameworks.

Learning guidelines to support the approved frameworks

A number of learning guidelines have been developed that support and build on these frameworks, including:

  • Foundati​ons for su​ccess – a practical guideline to extend and enrich learning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the kindergarten year.

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority offers an accreditation service for other kindergarten guidelines.

You can also​ read a register​ of QCAA-accredited kindergarten guidelines.

Services captured under the Education and Care Services Act 2013

Approved services under the Education and Care Services Act 2013 (ECS Act) must ensure a program based on the approved learning frameworks is delivered to children at the service.

More information​

Templates, forms and resour​ces
Access resources, fact sheets, and forms related to approved learning frameworks and guidelines.

ECS Act resou​rces
Access resources, forms and fact sheets related to operating a service under the ECS Act including learning frameworks.

Stay up to date

Services regulated under the NQF and ECS Act can subscribe to the ECEC e-bulletin – keep updated on important matters related to the NQF and ECS ACT.

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Last updated 08 February 2019