This topic contains information on becoming a registered carer (1.1.R.20). The Secretary will advise a carer in writing whether their request for registration has been approved or rejected. This allows individuals whose children use a registered carer to claim (1.1.C.27) the registered care rate of CCB for past care, once they present receipts. There are also restrictions on becoming a registered carer. This topic covers the following matters:
To become a registered carer an applicant must:
To be a registered carer, an applicant must provide a statement that they have either a:
The applicant does not have to provide their TFN, however, the Secretary can ask the Commissioner of Taxation to confirm whether or not they have a TFN.
State and territory governments have different licensing/WWC check requirements for people providing child care services. An applicant for registration as a carer, must at all times, meet any legislative requirements of their state or territory.
An individual (1.1.I.90) cannot become a registered carer if they operate or provide care within:
The individual themselves must provide care to the child/ren.
An organisation cannot become a registered carer, however, an individual who provides care to a child/ren within the organisation can apply to be registered.
Act reference: FA(Admin)Act section 209(1) Who may apply, section 209(2) Exception-individual operates child care service etc.
Policy reference: FA Guide 126.96.36.199 Responsibilities of a Registered Carer
Last reviewed: 11 November 2013