Indexation of fees

The Education and Care Services National Regulations set the fees for children's education and care services  under the National Quality Framework which are indexed annually. Fees fall into two categories:

  • the annual service fee, which applies to all approved services
  • transaction fees, which are individual fees that apply to specific transactions.


Annual service fee

To keep arrangements as simple as possible, the annual fee takes into account the cost of many functions and activities performed by the regulatory authority, including:
  • the national quality rating and assessment process
  • monitoring and compliance activities
  • internal review of decisions
  • many basic transactions, such as applications to vary or amend service and provider approvals.
The annual service fee is payable by 1 July each year.
 

Transaction fees

Transaction fees apply to specific applications and are payable when the application is made.
 
For example, transaction fees apply to applications for provider approval, service approval, applications for temporary waivers and service waivers, and transfers of service approvals.
 
Indexed fees for 2017-18 financial year
PRESCRIBED FEES
Based on schedule 2 of the Education and Care Services National Regulations
PART 1—FEES RELATING TO PROVIDER APPROVALS, SERVICE APPROVALS AND RATINGS

Transaction and Section of the Law

Centre-based service

(Number of approved places or places to be offered)

Family day care

(Number of educators engaged by or registered with service)

 small
(24 or less)
medium
(25 to 80)
large
(81 or more)
small
(5 or less)
medium
(6 to 20)
large
(21 or more)

Application for provider approval (s11(d))

  $219       
Annual service fees  (s53)  $200  $301 $399  $200  $301

$399

Application for service approval (s44(1)(e))

$438

$658

$878

$658

Application for amendment of service approval (s54(2)(c)) Nil
Application for highest rating (Excellent)(s152(3)(c))  $219

$438

$658

 $219

$438

$658

Reapplication for highest rating (s159(3)(c))

  $219

$438

$658

 $219

$438

$658

Application for reassessment and re-rating (s139(2)(c))

$438

$658

$878

$438

$658

$878

Application for review by the Ratings Review Panel of rating level (s145(2)(c))

$438

$658

$878

$438

$658

$878

Notification of intended transfer of service approval (s59(2)(c))

$108

Application to voluntarily suspend service approval (s85(2)(c))  Nil
Application for service waiver (s88(c))

$108

Application for temporary waiver (s95(c))

$108

Application for review by Regulatory Authority of rating level (s142)  Nil

PART TWO—OTHER FEES

Transaction and Section of the Law

  Fee

Application for amendment of provider approval (s22(2)(c))  Nil
Application to voluntarily suspend provider approval (s37(2)(c))  Nil
Application to approve executor as approved provider (s39(6)(c))  Nil
Application to approve legal personal representative or guardian as Approved Provider (s39(6)(c))  Nil
Application for supervisor certificate (s107(c))   $30
Application for amendment of supervisor certificate (s119(2)(c))  Nil
Application to voluntarily suspend supervisor certificate (s129(2)(c))  Nil
Application for determination of equivalent qualification (Regulation 139)  $108
Request for a copy of or extract from the register of Approved Providers or Approved Education and Care Services (s266(4)) and (s267(4))  $5 per page or $70 for an electronic copy
Request for a copy of or extract from the register of Certified Supervisors (s268(4))  $5 per page or $70 for an electronic copy
Application for an assessment of a course to be included as an approved qualification (Regulation 138)  $2,200