Approvals Page ContentThe department is the regulatory authority in Queensland responsible for approving early childhood education and care providers and services, including deciding supervisor certificates.The department decides the following types of approvals and certificates:Provider approvalA person must first apply to obtain a provider approval, which is ongoing and recognised nationally, before they can apply for service approval to operate one or more services.The approved provider is responsible for ensuring the service operates in accordance with the National Law. Read more about provider approvals, including application, declaration and notification forms.Service approvalEach service operated by an approved provider requires service approval.Service approvals relate to the individual site/premises and the type of care provided. Read more about service approvals, including application and notification forms.Addendum to service approval applicationTo submit a service approval addendum for the rest period condition (centre-based service), download, complete and send the form (PDF, 138KB) (DOCX, 44KB) to the department. This is an interim measure until Queensland-specific forms can be included on the NQA ITS. Find out how to contact us via email or post. Nominated supervisorAs part of an application for service approval, an approved provider must identify the nominated supervisor for the service and provide evidence of that person's consent to fill the role. Visit the ACECQA website to read more about nominated supervisors including their responsibilities and obligations under the National Law.Applying for approvalsYou can apply for approval online through the National Quality Agenda IT System (NQA ITS).Amending an existing service or provider approvalAs a result of amendments to the National Regulations, which commenced on 1 October 2017, approved providers can apply to amend their approval by submitting most forms and notifications through the NQA ITS.To submit a service approval amendment for the rest period condition (centre-based service), download, complete and send the form (PDF, 147KB) (DOCX, 48KB) to the department. This is an interim measure until Queensland-specific forms can be included on the NQA ITS. Find out how to contact us via email or post.To amend an approval online, the approved provider account needs to be linked to an individual who is authorised to complete the notification and other actions on behalf of the approved provider.Please note only one person can link to the approved provider account. This person is responsible for giving other users access to the account and is legally responsible for all information that is provided to anyone outside the service.Authorisation to act on behalf of approved providersApproved providers may wish to authorise another person/s to act or communicate on their behalf with the regulatory authority. Read more about acting on behalf of an approved provider.Need more help?Guide to the National Quality FrameworkContact us with any questions about service approvals.How to submit application forms (PDF, 486KB) using the NQA ITS.