On 1 June 2014, the National Regulations were amended to streamline the supervisor certificate application process. These changes apply in all states and territories, apart from Western Australia.
The new arrangements mean a person may be covered by a service supervisor certificate if they are:
- responsible for the day to day management of the service, or
- exercising supervisory and leadership responsibilities for part of the service, or
- a family day care coordinator.
A person covered by the service supervisor certificate does not need to apply to the regulatory authority for an individual supervisor certificate. This means you do not need to provide evidence to the regulatory authority of your qualification and experience, and do not need to pay the $30 application fee.
Read more information about these changes.
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
Once an application or notification has been completed in the NQA ITS, you can still submit any supporting or additional documents if it meets the following criteria:
- Applications with the status:
- Awaiting Payment
- Awaiting information
- Under Assessment
- Notifications up to 14 days after submissionForms that are not currently available to submit online are marked with an *.
CS01 Application for supervisor certificate
A person who holds a supervisor certificate may be appointed as the nominated supervisor of an education and care service, or may consent to be placed in day-to-day charge of a service in the absence of the approved provider or the nominated supervisor.