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 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:
For an organisation to become a registered carer, an individual must apply for registration on behalf of the organisation.
Act reference: FA(Admin)Act section 209(1) Application for approval as registered carer, 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: 30 April 2012