Amberley O.S.H.C.

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10.5 Approval Requirements under Legislation

As part of Amberley OSHC risk management and compliance obligations, the Management Committee and the Nominated Supervisor / Coordinator shall jointly be responsible to ensure that Amberley OSHC complies with the Approval requirements under the Education and Care Services National Law 2010 and Regulations 2011.

Relevant Laws and other Provisions

The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include:

  • Education and Care Services National Law Act, 2010 and Regulations 2011
  • NQS Area: 7.1.1, 7.1.4; 7.2.1; 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3.
  • Policies: 1 – Quality Compliance, 10.2 – Role and Composition of Management Committee, 10.6 – Supervisor Certificate, 10.8 – Information Handling (Privacy and Confidentiality).

Procedures

An application for Provider Approval must be made, in writing, to the relevant Regulatory Authority prior to Amberley OSHC being operational.

An Approved Provider may apply, in writing, to the Regulatory Authority for Service Approval to operate an education and care service if the Approved Provider is or will be the operator and will be responsible for the management of the staff members and nominated supervisor for that service.

Information required to be provided to the Regulatory Authority as part of Amberley OSHC Approval process includes, but is not limited to:

  • The location and street address of the proposed service;
  • Plans prepared by a building practitioner showing the location of:
    • All buildings, structures, outdoor play and shaded areas;
    • Location of entry and exits;
    • Location of toilets and hand washing facilities;
    • Floor plan showing unencumbered indoor and outdoor spaces;
    • Calculations verifying regulated space requirements.

As part of Amberley OSHC Approval process, a Nom Nominated Supervisor / Coordinator for Amberley OSHC must be delegated, in writing and with their consent, to the Regulatory Authority (see Policy 10.6 – Supervisor Certificate).

Whilst Amberley OSHC provides, or aims to provide, regular child care to school age children, the Management Committee and the Nominated Supervisor / Coordinator are jointly responsible to ensure that Amberley OSHC will not operate at any time if some person or body does not hold a current approval in respect of Amberley OSHC.

Whilst Amberley OSHC is approved to provide child care, the Management Committee and the Nominated Certified Supervisor are jointly responsible to ensure that:

  • Amberley OSHC complies at all times with the specific conditions of the approval applicable to Amberley OSHC;
  • The approval is renewed and kept current in accordance with the legislation;
  • The relevant current Service Approval is kept on display at Amberley OSHC whenever child care is being provided.
Reviewed 27 April 2015, Updated 19 June 2017


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