Is your service’s QIP current and ready?
Quality Improvement Plans (QIPs) should be current and in use in all education and care services.
Their purpose is to support quality outcomes for all children by services continually assessing and improving their work.
We have recently had a number of services asking for extensions on their QIP submission before an assessment and rating visit. QIPs should be active, evolving documents that reflect current practice, strengths and successes and future areas for improvement. As such, they should always be ready.
Your QIP should be reviewed regularly. It should be available for families, educators and, if requested, the Education Standards Board.
Approved providers must make sure a QIP is developed within three months of service approval.
For more information about QIPs, see www.acecqa.gov.au/assessment/quality-improvement-plans.