Nomination of a Supervisor - Victoria


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

A person nominated to be a supervisor must give written consent to the nomination. 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:

  • 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.

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

Service type


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


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.

If your role does not fall within one of the described roles mentioned above then you will need to apply for an individual Supervisor Certificate.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible you must:

  • be eighteen years or older
  • satisfy the Regulatory Authority that you are a fit and proper person to be the supervisor of a service
  • meet the minimum requirements for qualifications, experience and management capability
  • submit the required forms
  • pay any prescribed fees.

Please consult the responsible agency 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 Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.


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

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Family Day Care Compliance Guide - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Comply All Nominated Supervisors - PDF (Opens in new window)
Comply All Responsible Person Requirements For Approved Providers - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 Victoria

Lodgement process


Applications should be lodged with the relevant Victorian Authority as outlined on the application form.

Administering agency

Department of Education and Training

Early Childhood

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:

Regulation and Quality Assessment

Early Childhood

Department of Education and Training

Operating address: 2 Treasury Place
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4367
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1300 307 415
Website: Regulation and Quality Assessment (Opens in new window)