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Approved providers, who is your ‘person with management and control?

6 July 2020

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?

It’s a requirement of the Education and Care Services National Law, s. 173.

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