Page 399 - Week 02 - Tuesday, 14 February 2017

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was so strongly supported only a few months ago. I commend the 2016-17 budget review to the Assembly.


Mr Barr presented the following paper:

Territory-owned Corporations Act, pursuant to subsection 9(2)—Icon Water Limited—Summary of changes to the constitutions of subsidiary companies—Statement to the Assembly.

Education and care services national law—regulations

Paper and statement by minister

MS BERRY (Ginninderra—Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Minister for Women and Minister for Sport and Recreation) (3.52): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Education and Care Services National Law as applied by the law of the States and Territories—Education and Care Services National Amendment Regulations 2016 (2016 No 810), together with an explanatory statement, dated 16 December 2016.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MS BERRY: As Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, I am pleased to table Education and Care Services National Amendment Regulations no 238A in the Assembly. The NQF, the national quality framework, establishes a national scheme for the regulation of education and care services, and has improved educational and developmental outcomes for children attending services approved under the national law. As part of the scheme, the national law provides for the certification of supervisors. Certified supervisors are eligible to be appointed as the nominated supervisor of an education and care service or to be placed in day-to-day charge of a service in the absence of the approved provider or the nominated supervisor.

Section 114 of the national law provides that the regulatory authority of a participating jurisdiction may grant a supervisor certificate to a person in a prescribed class of persons without needing to undertake the application process set out in sections 106 to 113. Regulation 238A of the national regulations, which was inserted in June 2014, prescribes the classes of persons to whom the regulatory authority may grant supervisor certificates under section 114 of the national law. The amendment regulation extends the operation of regulation 238A until 31 December 2017 to continue to allow supervisor certificates to be granted by the regulatory authority to a class of persons, rather than individual applicants, so that an approved provider of an

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