Child Care Licence - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to provide child care services. There are three types of licences:

  • approved registration body licences
  • centre based child care licences
  • home based child care licences.

Approved registration body licences authorise you to:

  • arrange, organise or coordinate care for a child within the child's primary home
  • organise meetings between a child carer and the parent of a child in the child's primary home
  • approve and register child carers.

Centre based child care licences authorise you to operate a child care centre. There are two classes of this licence:

  • Class 4 - Class 4 licence holders provide short term care to children in conjunction with a meeting, function or other activity that involves the parents of the children or other persons responsible for the child / children.
  • Class 5 - Class 5 licence holders provide occasional care to children for periods of time less than 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, and 48 weeks a year.

Home based child care licences authorise you to operate or provide child care in your place of primary residence.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • have the required qualifications
  • hold a current working with vulnerable people registration.

All people working or volunteering on your behalf will need current working with vulnerable people registration.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

There must always be at least one staff member on-site in a centre based service who:

  • is immediately available in an emergency
  • holds an approved first aid qualification
  • holds an approved emergency asthma management qualification
  • holds an approved CPR qualification that includes child CPR
  • holds a current working with vulnerable people registration.

The staff member may also need a relevant early childhood qualification.


2 years


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Fees will change depending on your circumstances. Please contact the agency for more information.

Act(s) name

Child Care Act 2001 Tasmania

Approval time

90 business days

Administering agency

Department for Education, Children and Young People

Education and Care Unit

Contact details

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