Individual Supervisor Certificate - New South Wales

Service summary

You may require this approval if you intend to supervise a family day care or centre-based child care service for children ranging from below school age.

An example of when you may need to apply is if you intend to become a nominated supervisor or you are able to be placed in day to day charge of a service and you are not working in one of the types of roles above. Please note that a nominated supervisor is a certified person who has been nominated by the approved provider of the service to be the supervisor.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Exemptions

Please be aware that you may be covered by the Service Supervisor Certificate and may not have to apply. Service Supervisor Certificates are not issued to a particular person. Instead they may apply to any person working at a service who has been identified by the approved provider within the service as:

  • responsible for the day to day management of the service
  • exercising supervisory and leadership responsibilities for part of the service
  • a family day care coordinator.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this certificate you must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • be considered a fit and proper person to be the supervisor of a service
  • meet the minimum requirements for qualifications, experience and management capability
  • submit the application form and pay the prescribed fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Duration

This approval is perpetual until the date that it is suspended or cancelled.

Fees

 TypeAmount
ApplyApplication$30.00

Other resources

 Resources
Comply Guide to the Education and Care Services National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window

Information Sheet - National Quality Framework: Certified Supervisors - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Lodgement

Apply

Applications should be lodged with the relevant NSW Authority as outlined on the application form. Applications can be made online or using an application form.


Approval time

Within 60 days of receiving your application.

Additional information

The National Regulations allow for certain classes of people to be granted a supervisor certificate without an application. A person will automatically be granted a supervisor certificate if they are either:

  • a principal of a school
  • a person in charge of a campus of a school
  • a specified teacher or director under state or territory law of a school providing an education and care service at the site of the school.

For NSW, applications and notifications will only be accepted when they are submitted online using the NQA ITS.

Administering agency

Department of Education
NSW Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate

Act(s) name

Children (Education and Care Services) National Law (NSW) 2010 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Children (Education and Care Services) Supplementary Provisions Regulation 2012 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Information and Enquiries Team
Department of Education
NSW Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate


Mailing address:
Locked Bag 5107
Parramatta
New South Wales 2124

Phone:

02 8633 1810

Toll Free:

1800 619 113
ececd@det.nsw.edu.au

Website:

NSW Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate Opens in a new browser window

Supporting information

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