All LDC centres in Australia operate under the National Quality Framework (NQF) as administered by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). ACECQA audits centres against the NQF and rates centres as:
- Needing Significant Improvement
- Working Towards
Most centres in Australia have undergone at least one audit, but some are yet to be assessed. If a centre has been audited, the results should be displayed in the centre foyer or entrance. This rating system provides an unbiased ranking of the centre, and can be used to assess the quality of the centre's operations against all other assessed centres.