27 JulEducation and Care Regulations Amendment
On 7 July 2021 Education Ministers agreed to a number of amendments to the Education and Care National Regulations (National Regulations) including displaying of service rating certificates and managing risks while transporting children.
It has been clarified that the approved provider must display ratings certificates issued by or on behalf of the Regulatory Authority, or ACECQA. This is to avoid confusion for families, the community and the broader sector.
To better manage risks transporting children between a vehicle and a service premises or other location, new requirements have been introduced to strengthen oversight arrangements when children are being transported under the care of a service. Minor amendments to the National Regulations come into effect on 1 October 2021.
Further details about these amendments can be found here.