Tasmanian Licensing Standards for Centre Based Child Care Class 5 (0-12 Years) - Tasmania


You will need to comply with these standards to provide occasional care for children between the ages of 0 - 12 years. Occasional care can only be provided by class 5 centre based child care licence holders.

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.

These standards outline the minimum requirements you will need to follow and cover topics such as:

  • standards for fit and proper persons
  • carer qualifications
  • ratio of carers to children
  • furniture, equipment and bedding
  • safe environments
  • administration and records
  • emergency procedures, first aid and administration of medicine.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Child Care Act 2001 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Education

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

Department of Education

Mailing address: GPO BOX 169
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Toll Free: 1800 816 057
Phone: 03 6165 5425
Email: ecu.comment@education.tas.gov.au
Website: Education and Care Unit (Opens in new window)