Approved providers, who is your ‘person with management and control?
Approved providers are encouraged to update the details of their person with management and control (PMC).
We have noticed that a number of approved providers have either not updated, or not appointed, their PMC.
What is a PMC?
A PMC is someone who makes, or participates in making, decisions that affect the business and/or has the capacity to significantly affect the business’s financial standing.
A person—such as a centre manager or nominated supervisor—may have ‘day-to-day charge’ of a service. However they may not have ‘management or control’ or legal and financial responsibilities.
Approved providers have a legal responsibility for the safety, health and wellbeing of children being educated and cared for at their service. A PMC also has this legal responsibility.
Notify us about changes to the PMC
Where there is an appointment, or removal, of a PMC, the approved provider must notify us within 14 days of the event (or within 14 days of becoming aware of it).
What action should approved providers take?
- Services under the National Law: Ensure you have appointed a PMC. If you need to update their details, see our fact sheet called Management or control of services: notifying changes. It provides instructions on how to update this information via the ‘NQA IT System Log In’.
- ‘Residual’ services: Ensure you have appointed a PMC. If you need to update their details, go to the form called Notification of change of information to an approved provider, service or nominated supervisor. It provides instructions on how to update this information.
It’s a requirement of the Education and Care Services National Law, s. 173.
- ESB fact sheet: Management or control of services: notifying changes