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Provider eligibility rules

The provider eligibility rules are:

  • for each child care service for which the provider is seeking approval, the provider holds any approvals or licences required to operate a child care service under the law of the state or territory in which the service is situated
  • the provider is a fit and proper person to be involved in the administration of Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy
  • any person with management or control of the provider is a fit and proper person
  • any person who will be a person with management or control of the provider on the day the provider’s approval takes effect, or the day the provider’s approval for a child care service takes effect, is a fit and proper person
  • for a large Centre Based Day Care provider—the provider is financially viable and is likely to remain so
  • the provider must ensure that each of the following checks is carried out for each person who has management or control of the provider and be able to provide a written record of each check upon any request
    • a national police check from the state or territory police service, or an agency accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, no more than six months before the date of the application
    • a check on the issue of a working with children card
    • a National Personal Insolvency Index check performed using the Bankruptcy Register Search service provided by the Australian Financial Security Authority
    • a Current and Historical personal name extract search of the records of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • the provider must ensure that each of the following checks is carried out for each person with responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the service, and be able to provide a written record of each check, upon any request, of a
    • current police check
    • working with children card check
  • the provider must ensure that each of the following checks is carried out for each Family Day Care educator for a Family Day Care service or an In Home Care educator for an In Home Care service, and be able to provide a written record of each check, upon request, of a
    • current police check
    • working with children card check.