Service Approval - Tasmania


You will require this approval if you intend to operate a family day care or centre-based service for children ranging from below school age up to the commencement of a secondary school program. Centre-based services include long day care, preschool or kindergarten and outside school hours care services.

If you intend to operate multiple child care services, you must apply separately for approval for each service and all services must have a nominated supervisor before it can begin operating.

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

To be eligible for this approval you must:

  • be an approved provider or have already applied for an approval
  • be the person who will operate the service and who is responsible for the management of the staff members and nominated supervisor of the service.

This approval will not be granted until your provider approval is granted. The associated document outlines further information on requirements, including what information you must include with your application.

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


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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Centre-based service. Fees vary between $454 to $910 in accordance with how many children are cared for.

General Licence All -

An annual fee may apply.

Transfer Transfer All $111.00

Notification of intended transfer of service approval.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All National Quality Agenda IT System (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Getting Started Online - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Education and Care Services National Law (Application) Act 2011 Tasmania

Lodgement process


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

Additional information

You must apply for a provider approval before applying for a service approval. You will need to apply for this approval if you are, or will be, the operator of the education and care service and be responsible for the management of the staff members and nominated supervisor of that service.

Administering agency

Department of Education

Early Years and Schools

Education and Care Unit

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:


Education and Care Unit

Early Years and Schools

Department of Education

Mailing address: GPO BOX 169
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Toll Free: 1800 816 057
Phone: 03 6165 5425
Website: Education and Care Unit (Opens in new window)