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. All services must have a nominated supervisor who holds a supervisor certificate before they can begin operating.
This is a nationally recognised approval. This means that you do not need to have a separate approval in each jurisdiction in which you operate. However, service approval applications can be subject to interviews if the provider approval was granted in another jurisdiction.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.