Section 2: Applications and Approvals

Provider and service approvals

There are two main approval processes:

  • Provider approval – a person may apply to obtain a provider approval, which is ongoing and recognised nationally.  A person who has applied for a provider approval may also apply for a service approval to operate one or more services.
  • Service approval – each service operated by an approved provider requires service approval. Service approvals relate to the individual site/premises and the type of care provided.

This section explains how applications are made and processed.