Additional information on the child care system is available.
Evaluation of the child care package
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has commissioned a consortium of researchers led by the Australian Institute of Family Studies to undertake an independent evaluation of the child care package introduced on 2 July 2018.
National Quality Framework
The National Quality Framework (NQF) for early learning and child care ensures children receive a high standard of education and care.
Child Care Legislation
The Family Assistance Law is the basis for Commonwealth child care fee assistance, which includes the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and the Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS).
Data and reports
Data and reports relating to early childhood and child care.
Recognition of prior learning
Recognition of prior learning is an assessment for early childhood qualifications and acknowledges a person's knowledge and skill no matter where they learned it. It can then be counted towards a qualification, so a person doesn't have to study something they already know.
Australia has a dedicated early learning and child care workforce. These case studies feature stories from people who are passionate about their work.
Media articles and media releases associated with Early Learning and Child Care.
Ministerial Advisory Council
Between July 2014 and June 2017, the Ministerial Advisory Council for Child Care and Early Learning provided a forum where strategic policies affecting the child care and early learning sector could be considered, and informative consultation with the sector could take place.
If you are interested in developing and registering a software product that can transact with Government’s Child Care Subsidy System and Child Care Management System, please contact Services Australia’s Child Care Software Provider Support team at CCS.SOFTWARE.PROVIDER.SUPPORT@servicesaustralia.gov.au for detailed information.