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Dhashi
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Provider Approval Assessment

Post by Dhashi » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:32 pm

I'm a newbie to this forum and just wanted to ask a few questions.

1: Are there any business'/people/associations that help train or prepare for the Provider Approval Assessment test ? I read somewhere that there are centres that can train/prepare people for this, if so would anyone have contact details of any in NSW.

2: I have also heard that the Assessment test are only done once a year in NSW, is this true ? if not then how regularly are the assessment tests held.

3: Is a provider number recognised nationally ? i.e if I obtain provider approval in NSW can I use it in another state.

Any input that anyone may have will be appreciated, Thanks in advance.


Butterflyblue
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Re: Provider Approval Assessment

Post by Butterflyblue » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:41 pm

Dhashi wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:32 pm
I'm a newbie to this forum and just wanted to ask a few questions.

1: Are there any business'/people/associations that help train or prepare for the Provider Approval Assessment test ? I read somewhere that there are centres that can train/prepare people for this, if so would anyone have contact details of any in NSW.

Yes there are places, people, organisations etc that help with the process with explanations, advice an so on.
NSW Childcare alliance is one of those
as is CELA. I'm sure there are more out there.

https://nsw.childcarealliance.org.au/ev ... al-process

https://www.cela.org.au/learning-develo ... -provider/

2: I have also heard that the Assessment test are only done once a year in NSW, is this true ? if not then how regularly are the assessment tests held.
I'm not sure how often tests are held you can find information about the process here:

https://education.nsw.gov.au/early-chil ... ew-service


3: Is a provider number recognised nationally ? i.e if I obtain provider approval in NSW can I use it in another state.
Again, I'm not certain but you are approved under the National Law by the child care regulatory authority in your state or territory. So whilst you may be under National Law in accepting to be a provider you may have to register with states & territories individually. You might only be able to operate in the single jurisdiction for example NSW
There are safety and emergency management regulations associated, differing local laws, learning frameworks and more. In any case it is your state/territory regulatory authority which will grant you a license.
Having said that there are individuals who operate out of 2 or more states or territories so this must be possibilty most probably after seperate registrations of some sort.

The Federal Government in partnership with State and Local Governments are making these processes more thorough in an effort to ensure only suitable candidates are chosen. There's always new legislation and regulations coming through so if you any questions I'd highly recommend your contact the Department and they can direct you from there:

https://education.nsw.gov.au/about-us/d ... contacts#A


Some other sources of information:

https://www.acecqa.gov.au/resources/ope ... ew-service

https://www.acecqa.gov.au/nqf/national- ... egulations

https://www.education.gov.au/applying-c ... s-approval

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/or ... -providers

Hope this helps :)

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Re: Provider Approval Assessment

Post by abron » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:00 am

very interesting information. I was also looking for the answer to this question

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