Provider Approval - New South Wales


You will require this approval if you intend to provide a family day care or centre-based service for children under 13 years of age. You will not be granted 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 approved 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 consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

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 associated 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, cancelled or surrendered. If a provider approval is suspended, cancelled or surrendered, all service approvals held by the approved provider are also taken to be suspended, cancelled or surrendered.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $227.00

Other resources

Act(s) name

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

Regulation(s) name

Education and Care Services National Regulations New South Wales

Application process


You must create an online NQA ITS account to submit the required application forms.

Administering agency

Department of Education

NSW Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Information and Enquiries Team

NSW Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate

Department of Education

Mailing address: Locked Bag 5107
New South Wales 2124
Toll Free: 1800 619 113
Phone: 02 8633 1810
Website: NSW Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate (Opens in new window)