Notifying the ECU

You must notify the ECU in the following circumstances:

  • If you have a case where a child or staff member has a suspected case of Novel Corona virus and is advised by public health or a health professional that they remain isolated, please let the ECU know by submitting a notification via the National Quality Agenda IT System (NQAITS).
  • Providers have an obligation under the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 (the National Law) to notify the ECU of certain incidents, complaints and changes to information. Incidents requiring notification include:
    • if a child is suffering from a serious illness, such as Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), while being educated and cared for, or
    • any circumstance that arises at a service that poses a risk to the health, safety or wellbeing of children attending the service.
  • Other circumstances where a provider is required to notify include:
    • Proposed changes to the education and care services premises,
    • If the approved provider ceases to operate the education and care service, and
    • if the principal office of a family day care service changes

For a detailed summary of the circumstances that must be notified, please refer to section 7.3 of the Guide to the NQF, Reporting of Information to the Regulatory Authority.

If a notification is needed, please go to the National Quality Agenda IT System to sign on and lodge the online form. Please include as much detail as possible, so we can quickly and accurately assess what (if any) action needs to be taken as a result of your notification.

If you have any questions about whether you need to notify, the requirements of the National Law or if you are an ‘out of scope’ service, licenced under the Child Care Act (Tasmania) 2001, please contact the ECU on 6165 5425 or 1800 816 057 or via or contact your point of contact officer directly.