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Quality data

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Quarter 2 (October to December), 2022–23 financial year (FY)


Service assessmen​​t and rati​​ng

The Regulatory Authority assesses and rates ​National Quality Fr​amework (NQF) services against the National Quality Standard (NQS)​, comprising 7 quality areas focusing on important outcomes for children. Services can receive 1 of 5 possible ratings:

  • Excellent (awarded by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority)
  • Exceeding the NQS
  • Meeting the NQS
  • Working towards the NQS
  • Significant Improvement Required.

94% of Queensland services assessed and rated compared with 91% nationally*.

*For the latest national assessment and ratings data, visit the NQF Snapshot webpage​.


NQF services asses​​sed and rated​​

​The table below shows the number of assessment and ratings completed by the Regulatory Authority in Q2, 2022–23 FY. Figures are provided for earlier quarters for comparison.

​This quarter (Q2, 2022–23 FY)Previous quarter (Q1 2022–23 FY)Same quarter last FY (Q2, 2021–22 FY)% change on same quarter last year
​Services assessed​ an​d rated148
109
155
​​​-4.5%​

NQF services applying for first tier review of an assessment and rating decisio​​​n

In a small number of cases, approved providers choose to apply for a first tier review of a quality rating issued by the Regulatory Authority.

The table below shows the number of applications for first tier review received by the Regulatory Authority in Q2, 2022–23 FY and their outcome. Figures are provided for earlier quarters for comparison.

​This quarter (Q2, 2022–23 FY)​Previous quarter (Q1, 2022–23 FY)​Same quarter last FY (Q2, 2021–22 FY)% change on same quarter last year
​A​pplications for first tier revi​e​w22
5-60.0%
Number resulting in a change to overall rating0​0​0N/A
​Number resulting in no change to overall rating22
5-60.0​%
Number with decision pending​0​0​0​​N/A
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94% of Queensland services have quality rating compared with 91% nationally.


83% of services sustained or improved their quality rating at their next assessment*.


2% increase in the number of services meeting or exceeding the NQS since 31 December 2021.


90% of Queensland services are meeting or exceeding the National Quality Standard,​ com​pared with 88% nationally.

*Based on the current and previous quality rating of approved ECEC services in Queensland as at 31 December​ 2022.


Percentage of s​ervices meeting or exceeding the NQS

​The table below shows the percentage of ECEC services that have a current quality rating of either Meeting the NQS, Exceeding the NQS or Excellent as at 31 December 2022 (Q2, 2022–23 FY). Figures are provided for earlier quarters for comparison.

​NQF service type​​This quarter (Q2, 2022–23 FY)​Previous quarter (Q1, 2022–23 FY)​Same quarter last FY (Q2, 2021–22 FY)Percentage point change on same quarter last year
​Long day care92.2%​91.7%90.5%​+1.7
​Outside school hours care​87.0%​86.7%​86.2%​+0.8
​Kindergarten​95.5%​95.5%​94.1%+1.4
​Family day care68.8%​​71.0%70.0%-1.2

Number and perc​entage​​​ of services by quality rating

The table below shows the number and percentage of ECEC services by qua​lity rating as at 31 December 2022 (Q2, 2022–23 FY). Figures are provided for earlier quarters for comparison.

​Quality rating​This quarter (Q2, 2022–23 FY)​Previous quarter (Q1, 2022–23 FY)Same quarter last FY (Q2, 2021–22 FY)Percentage point change on same quarter last year
​Exce​llent7
​0.2%8
​0.3%9
​0.3%-0.1
​Exceeding the NQS759
​25.5%781
​26.5%808
​27.4%​​-1.9
​Meeting the NQS​1,933
​65.0%​1,880
​63.7%​1,818
​61.6%​​+3.4
​Working towards t​he NQS277
9.3%​283
​9.6%​316
10.7%​​-1.4
​Significant improvement required​0​0.0%​0​0.0%0​​0.0%No change
​Total 2,976 ​100.0% 2,952 ​100.0% 2,951 ​100.0% ​N/A

Percentage of services meeting or exceeding the NQS according ​to quality area

Number 1

 

Educational program and practice – 92%

Number 2

 

Children's health and safety – 95%

Number 3

 

Physical environment – 96%

Number 4

 

Staffing arrangements – 98​%

Number 5

 

Relationships with children – 97​%

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Number 6

 

Collaborative partnerships with families and communities – 97%

Number 7

Governance and leadership – 93%

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Last updated 02 February 2023