You will require this approval if you intend to provide a family day care or centre-based service for children ranging from below school age up to the commencement of a secondary school program. You cannot apply for a service approval unless you hold this approval. This approval enables providers 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 a nationally recognised approval. This means that you do not need to have a separate approval in each jurisdiction in which you operate.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.