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Question 1 To complete this task refer to your reading: ?Overview of the National Quality Framework - Information Sheet. a)List the four ways the National Quality Framework (NQF) aims to raise quali

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Question 1 
To complete this task refer to your reading:
Overview of the National Quality Framework - Information Sheet.

a)List the four ways the National Quality Framework (NQF) aims to raise quality, continuous improvement and consistency in education and care services.


b)List the two pieces of national legislation that support the NQF.
c)List the seven quality areas of the National Quality Standard (NQS).
d)What are the three key aims of the NQS?
Question 2 
To complete this task refer to your reading:
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Question 1 
To complete this task refer to your reading:
Overview of the National Quality Framework - Information Sheet.

a)List the four ways the National Quality Framework (NQF) aims to raise quality, continuous improvement and consistency in education and care services.


b)List the two pieces of national legislation that support the NQF.
c)List the seven quality areas of the National Quality Standard (NQS).
d)What are the three key aims of the NQS?
Question 2 
To complete this task refer to your reading:
 Who do I ask about the National Quality Framework? - Information Sheet.

a)In relation to governance of the National Quality Framework (NQF), the primary role of state/territory regulatory authorities is to administer the NQF. What are the four specific responsibilities of the Regulatory Authorities?
b)What are the ten responsibilities of ACECQA?
c)Provide the contact email address for ACECQA and an example of a query you could direct to them.
d)Provide the contact email address for your States Regulatory Authority and an example of a service they could provide for you.
Question 3 
To complete this task refer to your reading:
Who is covered? – Information Sheet.

a)Which four services are covered by the NQF?
b)How is an ‘education and care service’ defined by the National Law?
Question 4 
To complete this task refer to your readings:
Overview of Approvals – Information Sheet.
Service Approval – Information Sheet.

a)Describe the three interrelated approval processes for entities and individuals as determined by the National Law.
b)List the two types of service approvals.
c)What five items of information must be included when a copy of a service approval is issued by the Regulatory Authority? 
d)List the three definitions of ‘a responsible person’ for the purposes of service approval?
e)What are the thirteen pieces of prescribed information that an approved provider must display at the entrance of an approved service?
Question 5 
To complete this task refer to your reading:
Provider approval – Information Sheet.
a)What is a ‘provider approval’ and what does this mean?
b)All applicants for approved provider must meet the requirements of a ‘fit and proper person’. What four factors will be used by the Regulatory Authority to determine a ‘fit and proper person’?
Question 6 
To complete this task refer to your readings:
Certified supervisors – Information Sheet.
Nominated supervisors – Information Sheet.

a)What two roles can a person with a supervisor certificate undertake in an approved service?


The National Regulations set out minimum requirements for qualifications, experience and management ability for individual supervisor certificates. 
b)List ALL the possible requirements needed to gain a supervisor certificate.
c)List the nine key areas of responsibility of the Nominated Supervisor in relation to the day-to-day management of an Approved Service. 
Question 7 
To complete this task refer to your readings:
Rating system – Information Sheet.
Assessment and Rating process – ACECQA website www.acecqa.gov.au/assessment-and-ratings-process 

a)List the five levels that may be awarded under the National Quality Standard Rating System.
Suggested answer for trainer:
Excellent.
Exceeding National Quality Standard.
Meeting National Quality Standard.
Working towards National Quality Standard.
Significant improvement required.
b)What three points of information must be considered by the Regulatory Authority when assessing and rating a service?
c)What is a QIP?
d)What is the aim of the QIP, and what does it help providers do?
e)Describe each week’s process for the assessment and rating in an Early Childhood service.
Week 1 – A. Notice of Visit – 
Week 3 – B. Quality Improvement Plan – 
Weeks 5-8 – C. Visit Occurs – 
After the Visit
Approx. 3-5 weeks after the visit date – D. Draft Report – 
Approx. 5-7 weeks after the visit date – E. Feedback due – 
Approx. 8 weeks after the visit date – F. Feedback due – 
f)How many days does the approved provider have to comment on the draft report?
g)What five priorities are used to determine the duration of a rating and assessment visit?
Question 8 
To complete this task refer to your reading:
Second Tier Review – Information Sheet.

a)What are the grounds for seeking a second tier review?
b)How are ‘special circumstance’ defined? 
Question 9 
To complete this task refer to your reading:
Guidelines for Applicants – Excellent Rating. 

a)State the five purposes of the National Quality Framework: Excellence Rating.
b)List the three criteria for an excellence rating.
002 Preparing for an Assessment Visit
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
Element 1 Interpret the National Quality Framework
Element 2 Facilitate an organisation self-assessment
Element 3 Facilitate the development of a quality improvement plan
Element 4 Coordinate the service for a site visit
Knowledge Evidence

Question 1 
To complete this task refer to your readings:
Stories of Assessment. 
Additional Evidence to Support Quality Practices. 

Scenario: Preparing for an assessment visit
Blue Bay Early Learning Centre is preparing for its first ever assessment visit.  The 66 place centre is situated in the outer suburbs of a large city. The centre is 30 years old and is due to undergo major renovations. The outdoor area has recently been completely upgraded to reflect current best practice in relation to a natural play environment. 
The centre offers extended hours care for up to 22 children from 7am – 8.30am and 3 pm – 5.30 pm.  The remaining children attend between 8.30am – 3pm. The families are mainly middle class, single income with stay-at-home mothers.   
Over the week 140 children (2 years 9 months - 6 years) attend the program. There are 9 educators and 2 trainees:
2 EC teachers (Director and Educational Leader – 20 years’ plus experience).
4 Diploma (7 years’ experience, 5 years’ experience, 2 years’ experience, one new graduate).
3 Certificate III (each educator has approximately 12 months experience).
2 Certificate III trainees.
While all of the educators have contributed to the QIP they are extremely anxious about the impending visit.

a)Blue Bay Early Learning Centre has just received notification they have been selected for an assessment and rating visit. List two ways the Director can inform the educators and parents of this visit?
To prepare the team for the visit the Director is going to review the service practices in each Quality Area with the educators using the Guide to the National Quality Standard.
b)Explain how this strategy will assist in preparing educators for the assessment visit. 
The Director has also decided to use the Getting to Know the NQS video series from the National Quality Standard Professional Learning Program. 
c)Explain how this strategy will assist in preparing educators for the assessment visit.
d)Suggest two other strategies the Director could use as part of the preparation process to ensure the educators have a sound knowledge and understanding of the NQF and assessment and rating process
e)Read the booklet ‘Stories of Assessment’. Explain how this resource could be used to prepare educators for an assessment visit. 
Question 2 
To complete this task refer to your reading:
The really simple guide to… Writing a Quality Improvement Plan.
a)What three things must go in a QIP? 
b)What is the purpose of a QIP? 
c)What are the major components of the QIP? 
Question 3 
To complete this task refer to your reading:
The cycle of self-assessment and continuous improvement.

The Education and Care Regulations require that QIPs are reviewed at least annually it is suggested the services regard their QIP’s as ongoing/live documents and review them regularly. 
a)List three prompts you could use to ensure regular review of the QIP.
b)Within the cycle of self-assessment, services need to ensure they are identifying any additional improvements required. List four ways changes can occur. 
c)Suggest three ways that could be used to collect information from staff, children, families and the community regarding self-assessment and the NQF.
It is important that all aspects of the Approved Learning Framework for the service are embedded within the QIP.
d)List the six ways you can ensure educators incorporate the elements of the EYLF at team meetings.

Question 4 
Reflect and draw on the knowledge you have acquired from the text and readings in this unit to answer the following question.

Scenario: Stressed
Educators at Blue Bay Early Learning Centre have working hard as a team in preparation for the organisation’s assessment which is due to take place in two weeks.  Kate, the Director of the centre, is aware that the team is feeling nervous and stressed. Kate however needs the team to feel confident and calm.
Over the weekend Kate works on a plan to coordinate the site visit by the assessor. Kate knows that over the last three months the team (manager, management and educators) have met regularly in various small groups to collaborate and plan for the assessment.  The QIP is now complete and all evidence has been documented. Kate must now focus on assisting the team to understand their role in the assessment and ratings process.

List the strategies that Kate could now put in place to coordinate the service for the assessment site visit and reassure the team (management and educators) that they are ready.

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To complete this task refer to your reading:
?Overview of the National Quality Framework - Information Sheet.

a)List the four ways the National Quality Framework (NQF) aims to raise quality, continuous improvement and consistency in education and care services.
1.National Quality Standard
2.Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority
3.National legislative framework
4.An assessment and rating method for the national quality

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