Service Approval - Western Australia

Description

You will need this approval if you intend to operate a family day care or centre-based service for children under 13 years of age. A service approval authorises you to operate an education and care service.

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.

Before you apply for this approval, you must have applied for or have been granted a provider approval. A provider approval enables you to apply for a service approval. Provider approvals are nationally recognised which means that you do not need to have a separate provider approval if you intend to operate an education and care service in another jurisdiction.

You will need a separate service approval for each education and care service you plan to operate. If you plan to operate more than one service, you will need to apply separately for each service approval.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

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 service approval you must:

  • have a sound understanding of the National Quality Framework, the approval process and associated costs
  • be an approved provider or have already applied for provider 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.

A service approval will not be granted until your provider approval is granted. The associated document outlines further information on requirements, including what information you must include with your application.

Before it begins to operate, a service must have at least one nominated supervisor. There is no maximum number of nominated supervisors a service can have at one time.

Please use the contact information below for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

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 Description
Apply Application All

You will need to pay an application and annual fee. Fees are listed on the attached document.

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

Application process

Apply

Your application will need to include:

  • information about your nominated supervisor(s)
  • written consent from each nominated supervisor.

Lodgement process

Lodge

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

Approval time

90 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

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)