Provider Approval - South Australia


You will need this approval if you intend to provide a family day care or centre-based service for children under 13 years of age.

Family day care is an approved form of child care provided in an educator's home.

A centre-based service is an education and care service delivered at a centre and can include:

  • most long day care
  • preschool
  • outside school hours care services.

Your provider approval will enable you to apply for one or more service approvals. A service approval authorises you (an approved provider) to operate an education and care service.

This approval is nationally recognised, which means that you will not need to apply for a provider approval in each jurisdiction in which you intend to operate an education and care service.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must:

  • ensure you and each person with management or control of a service operated by you are fit and proper people
  • provide details of your history of compliance or criminal history
  • have the financial and medical capacity to meet your obligations.

Other eligibility requirements may apply. Please refer to the attached document or application form for details.




Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $241.00 Fees for 2022-23

Application process


You must create an online NQA ITS account to submit your forms.

Administering agency

Education Standards Board

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.