What is an authorised officer

Authorised officers are employed by state and territory regulatory authorities. The roles and responsibilities of an authorised officer are set out in the Education and Care Services National Law and may include:
  • monitoring education and care services and enforcing compliance
  • assessing applications for approval
  • conducting assessment and rating visits
  • investigating incidents and complaints
  • providing advice and guidance.
While referred to in the law as 'authorised officers', job titles can vary depending on their role and the regulatory authority. This table details some of the most common terms used in the states and territories to describe authorised officers.

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