An approved provider is responsible for ensuring any early childhood education and care service they operate complies with the requirements of the National Quality Framework.
Approved providers can be individuals (a person) or persons with management or control of an entity (such as a corporation, eligible association or partnership).
The applicant and any persons with management or control (as relevant) must satisfy the Regulatory Authority they are fit and proper to provide an early childhood service.
The Regulatory Authority will determine fitness and propriety by assessing matters including (but not limited to):
- history of compliance with relevant education and care services laws
- previous decisions under relevant education and care services laws
- current working with children check
- financial circumstances including bankruptcy
- medical capacity
- management capability.
Applicants and persons with management or control must complete a
Declaration of fitness and propriety (PA02) form. Applicants who indicate they have management capability (question 10 of the PA02 form) must provide supporting evidence. Read more about
management capability including a person with management or control.
Read the relevant legislation on fitness and propriety requirements:
Education and Care Services National Law
- Section 12 – Applicant must be fit and proper person
- Section 13 – Matters to be taken into account in assessing whether fit and proper person
- Section 21 – Reassessment of fitness and propriety.
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