Regulatory authorities in each state and territory are responsible for assessing most applications and notifications. They are encouraging services to use the online system and most forms can be submitted using the National Quality Agenda IT System (NQA ITS). Note: The NSW and Victorian regulatory authorities only accept applications and notifications submitted online using the NQA ITS.
To submit your form online register or sign in to the NQA ITS
Forms that are not currently available to submit online are marked with an *.
PA01 Application for provider approval
A provider approval authorises a person to apply for one or more service approvals.
Compulsory for individual provider applicants, persons with management or control of a service and certified supervisor applicants.
This form is to be completed by an individual provider applicant and in the case of an entity provider applicant, all persons with management or control of a service.
Note: NSW applicants must also complete and supply a Working With Children Check Number as the regulatory authority will no longer obtain the check on your behalf. Online forms will be available on the NSW Commission for Children and Young People website from 15 June 2013. Find out more here
An approved provider can apply to amend their provider approval at any time.
An approved provider may apply to suspend their provider approval for up to 12 months.
An approved provider may surrender a provider approval. Where this occurs, all service approvals held by the provider are also cancelled or taken to be surrendered.
Where an approved provider can no longer fulfil their role due to death, a nominated executor can be appointed, subject to meeting the requirements to be an approved provider.
Where an approved provider can no longer fulfil their role due to incapacity, a nominated legal personal representative or guardian can be appointed, subject to meeting the requirements to be an approved provider.
A person who is subject to a decision, as prescribed in the Regulations, may apply to the regulatory authority for a review of the decision. For further information about the types of reviewable decisions see the Guide to the National Law and National Regulations