1.7 Surrender of provider approval

National Law & Regulations

[ National Law, Section 38 ] An approved provider can surrender their provider approval by giving written notice to the regulatory authority. Once surrendered, the person is not taken to be an approved provider and must not operate a service.

Generally, if an approved provider changes its legal status, for example, where a sole trader becomes a body corporate, they will need to apply for a new provider approval.

The notice to the regulatory authority must specify the date the surrender is intended to take effect. This date must be after the notice is given to the regulatory authority and at least 14 calendar days after parents of children enrolled at any services are notified.

Applications and notifications can be submitted to the regulatory authority online using the National Quality Agenda IT System on the ACECQA website at www.acecqa.gov.au.

Notification to parents

An approved provider must notify parents of children enrolled at any of their services of their intention to surrender their provider approval. Parents must be notified at least 14 calendar days before the date of surrender is to take effect.

After surrender of provider approval

If a provider approval is surrendered, the provider approval and any service approval held by the provider are cancelled on the date specified in the notice.