Provider Approval - Western Australia

Description

You will need this approval to provide a family day care or centre-based service for children under 13 years of age.

Family day care is an approved form of child care provided in an educator's home.

A centre-based service is an education and care service delivered at a centre and can include:

  • most long day care
  • preschool
  • outside school hours care services.

Your provider approval will enable you to apply for one or more service approvals. A service approval authorises you (an approval provider) to operate an education and care service.

This approval is nationally recognised, which means that you will not need to apply for a provider approval in each jurisdiction in which you intend to operate an education and care service.

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:

  • ensure you and each person with management or control of a service operated by you are fit and proper people
  • provide details of your history of compliance or criminal history
  • have the financial and medical capacity to meet your obligations.

Applications may be made as an individual or by a business (for example: a company, partnership, incorporated entity / body, or a registered cooperative).

Further eligibility criteria will vary depending on individual circumstances. Please refer to the attached document or the application form for details.

Duration

This approval is ongoing unless it is suspended, cancelled or surrendered.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Fees are listed on the attached document.

Apply Application All $232.00

Fees for 2021-22

Act(s) name

Education and Care Services National Law (WA) Act 2012 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Education and Care Services National Regulations 2012 Western Australia

Lodgement process

Lodge

You must create an online NQA ITS account to submit your application.

Approval time

60 days unless extended with your agreement.

Administering agency

Department of Communities

Education and Care Regulatory 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:

Enquiries

Education and Care Regulatory Unit

Department of Communities

Western Australia
Operating address: 111 Wellington Street
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: PO BOX 6242
East Perth, Western Australia 6892
Toll Free: 1800 199 383
Phone: 08 6551 8333
Email: ecru@communities.wa.gov.au
Website: Education and Care Regulatory Unit (Opens in new window)