Have your say: Streamlining the approvals process

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has released a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (CRIS) exploring and discussing options for streamlining the Early Childhood Education and Care Approval Processes across jurisdictions.

Australia has two systems safeguarding the interests of children and families using early childhood education and care services, and government investments. One for standards and quality, and another for parental workforce participation.

Currently, each regulatory system has its own user interface so there is some duplication and there are opportunities to streamline the application process. This CRIS explores streamlining options for new providers and existing providers who seek to expand.

To make a submission on the CRIS, email it to: CCSA-ChildCareServiceApprovals@dese.gov.au by 8 January 2021. Your feedback will be used to develop the Decision Regulatory Impact Statement (DRIS), and help governments decide what changes will be made.