The Child Care Act and Licensing Standards​

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The Child Care Act (Tasmania) 2001

The Child Care Act (Tasmania) 2001 provides the State legislative framework for child care services. These services are also referred to as 'out of scope' services as they are not regulated under the National Quality Framework (NQF). 

This legislation provides for licensing for centre-based and In Home child care services. Open the Child Care Act (Tasmania) 2001

 

Centre Based Care Class 4

Centre Based Care Class 4 is the short term care of children and is provided in conjunction with a meeting, function or activity endorsed by the management of the service. The parent(s) of the children, or a person who would otherwise have care of the child/ren during the period that child care occurs are not on site for part or all of the period that child care occurs.

Open the Tasmanian Licensing Standards for Centre Based Care Class 4 

 

Centre Based Care Class 5

Centre Based Care Class 5 includes occasional care services and services funded through the Commonwealth Budget Based (CBB) funding program.

Occasional care services provide education and care for 0-12 year olds on a sessional basis for short periods, that is, less than 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, 48 weeks a year.

Open the Tasmanian Licensing Standards for Centre Based Care Class 5 (0-12 years)

 

In Home Child Care

In Home Child Care refers to care within a child's primary or other residence, arranged by an organisation or agency which has been licensed as an Approved Registration Body (In Home Child Care).

Currently, the only In Home Child Care services are related directly to programs funded by the Australian Government to provide specific assistance to eligible families. There are licensing standards for both the Approved Registration Body (ARB) and the carers providing the child care. 

Open the Tasmanian Licensing Standards for In-Home Child Care (ARB)

Open the Tasmanian Licensing Standards for In-Home Child Care (Carers)