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
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 .
The approved provider must notify the department 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 on service supervisor application requirements.
There are 3 types of individual certified supervisors:
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 489K - text version 27K
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 , complete and send to the department.
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.
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 (Word version) to ensure you submit all the required documentation.
Educators under 18 years should not be placed in day-to-day charge of a service because:
A certified supervisor may consent to be a nominated supervisor. Read more about nominated supervisors , including their responsibilities and obligations under the National Law.
National register of certified supervisors - use this tool to confirm whether a supervisor has a certificate.
Contact us via the department's postal or email address.
This page was last reviewed on 22 Dec 2015 at 02:43PM