You will require this approval if you intend to provide a family day care or centre-based service for children ranging from below school age up to the commencement of a secondary school program.
You cannot apply for a service approval unless you hold this approval. This approval enables providers to apply for one or more service approvals. A service approval authorises you (an approval provider) to operate an education and care service.
This approval is a nationally recognised approval. This means that you do not need to have a separate approval in each jurisdiction in which you operate.
Please refer to the associated document for detailed information on this approval and the process.
Please use the contact details below to find out more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Applications may be made as an individual or by a business (for example, a company, partnership, incorporated entity / body, or a registered cooperative).
Eligibility criteria will vary depending on individual circumstances. Please refer to the attached document or the application form for details.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
This approval is perpetual until the date that it is suspended or relinquished.
Applications should be lodged with the relevant ACT authority as outlined in the attached document.
Children's Education and Care Assurance
Education and Care Services National Law Act 2011 (Australian Capital Territory)
Education and Care Services National Law Regulations 2011 (Australian Capital Territory)
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