Service Approval - Victoria

Description

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.

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.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Service type

Licence

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
  • ensure that the person you intend to nominate as the nominated supervisor has a supervisor certificate or has applied for one
  • submit any required forms and documentation and pay any required fees.
This approval will not be granted until your provider approval and a supervisor certificate are granted. The attached document outlines further information on requirements, including what information you must include with your application.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

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

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $658.00 25 to 80. Fees for 2017-18.
Apply Application All $878.00

81 or more. Fees for 2017-18.

General Licence All $200.00 24 or less. Fees for 2017-18.
General Licence All $301.00

25 to 80. Fees for 2017-18.

General Licence All $399.00 81 or more. Fees for 2017-18.
Transfer Application All $438.00

24 or less. Fees for 2017-18.

Lodgement process

Apply

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

Additional information

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.  You must include the details of the person with a supervisor certificate who will be the service's nominated supervisor.  If they don't have the certificate then they will need to apply for one.

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.

Regulation and Quality Assessment

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
Email: licensed.childrens.services@edumail.vic.gov.au
Website: Regulation and Quality Assessment (Opens in new window)