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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.


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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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Re: Provider Approval Assessment

Post by e2800880 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:52 am

Hey all,

I just applied for provider approval and with the COVID-19 pandemic, I was wondering how the assessments were changed and how it was conducted?

if anyone who has recently done the assessment help me out that would be amazing!

thank you!

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Re: Provider Approval Assessment

Post by Lorina » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:28 pm

e2800880 wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:52 am
Hey all,

I just applied for provider approval and with the COVID-19 pandemic, I was wondering how the assessments were changed and how it was conducted?

if anyone who has recently done the assessment help me out that would be amazing!

thank you!

I am trying to find information to share... havent had any luck...

:geek:,
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Re: Provider Approval Assessment

Post by Obeida » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:05 am

Hi all,

I am in the process of working on my policies and procedures for my service approval (vic). Does anyone work for a service or has a service policy they can share with me that shows that the parents collect the fees from the educator directly on behalf of the provider.

your assistance is much appreciate.

Regards

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Re: Provider Approval Assessment

Post by Lorina » Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:06 am

I do have a sample fee policy that may help:Fee Policy

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Re: Provider Approval Assessment

Post by Obeida » Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:54 am

Hi, Lorina thanks for the fee policy - very detailed.

I was wondering if there are any service providers on here operating an FDC service, as I need to set up an educator and service agreement.

regards

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Re: Provider Approval Assessment

Post by Obeida » Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:00 am

Hi for anyone interested in NSW provider application, i did see some on eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/quickie ... linesearch

Wish we had something like this in VIctoria!!

Butterflyblue wrote:
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 Lorina » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:49 pm

Thanks for sharing!

This is a popular topic and lots of educators who are currently going for provider approval need a lot of support so anything anyone can share in the interviews or questions asked or scenarios given any hints and tips would be greatly appreciated if any educators who have been through the process can share!

:geek:,
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Re: Provider Approval Assessment

Post by Obeida » Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:04 pm

If anyone can provide assistance for the service approval (not CCS) would be greatly appreciated.

With the provider approval you need to know operational requirements well! chapter 4 of the NQF.

I literally read and re-read that chapter and then i summarised it and kept tabs on sections where i felt i would need to know.

if in victoria for the scenerios' i had relevant question relating too:

- immunization legislation- no jab, no play rules - why it came into effect etc
- supervision rules
- notifiable events

It is detailed in the NQF - READ, READ AND RE-READ THAT section...the regulation and the law can be taken in but i didn't feel the need to refer to them at al.

The short answer questions are more about your experience and your role in an ecec setting.
I am in FDC-VIC.

Good luck to all and if nayone can provide assistance with the service approval would be great!

thanks in advance

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Re: Provider Approval Assessment

Post by sri25 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:09 pm

Dear All

Can anybody please let me know when did you get your results after the interview?

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