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Supervisor certificates - process and forms

Supervisor certificates identify a responsible person who can be in day-to-day charge at an education and care service. Read more about who a responsible person is Adobe PDF document External Link

Read more about supervisor certificate requirements Adobe PDF document External Link

Types of certified supervisors

Service certified supervisor certificate

Each approved education and care service has been issued a service supervisor certificate by the department. These certificates apply to any person who has been identified by the approved provider as:

If covered under the service supervisor certificate, the person may consent in writing to be the nominated supervisor - a position that has specific obligations under the National Law Adobe PDF document External Link.

The approved provider must notify the department External Link of any changes to the nominated supervisor.

Service supervisor certificates are not portable and apply only to the service where the position is held.

Download the fact sheet and FAQs Adobe PDF document External Link on service supervisor application requirements.

Individual certified supervisor certificate

There are 3 types of individual certified supervisors:

Declared certified supervisor

This is someone who at the end of 2011 was both:

Supervisor certificates with a national (CS) ID number were issued to individuals who verified they met the transitional requirements. If you have not received yours, you can request a supervisor certificate Adobe PDF document489K - text version Microsoft® Word document 27K

Specified class of persons

This certificate applies to a position rather than an individual educator because people in these positions have suitable skills and experience for supervising a service. Eligible positions may include:

You can apply online or download the application form Adobe PDF document External Link, complete and send to the department.

New certified supervisor

Most people do not need to apply for a new certified supervisor certificate (as each approved education and care service has been issued a service supervisor certificate by the department for use at their service).

People who wish to be the nominated supervisor at a new service which has not yet been issued a service approval must apply for a new certified supervisor certificate. Other individuals may choose to apply for this certificate.

Please note - a $30 application fee applies.

You can apply online External Link or download the application form Adobe PDF document External Link, complete and send to the department

The department has a legislative timeframe of 60 days to make a decision on a completed application. To help us process your application in a timely manner, download an applicant checklist Adobe PDF document(Word version) Microsoft® Word document to ensure you submit all the required documentation.

Educators aged under 18

Educators under 18 years should not be placed in day-to-day charge of a service because:

Nominated supervisor

A certified supervisor may consent to be a nominated supervisor. Read more about nominated supervisors Adobe PDF document External Link, including their responsibilities and obligations under the National Law.

Related information

National register of certified supervisors External Link - use this tool to confirm whether a supervisor has a certificate.

Contact us

Contact us via the department's postal or email address.

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This page was last reviewed on 22 Dec 2015 at 02:43PM


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