DESE reminds service providers that CCS cannot be transferred between providers

DESE reminds service providers that CCS cannot be transferred between providers

by Freya Lucas

June 29, 2021

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has issued a reminder to approved providers that approval for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) cannot be transferred to another provider in the event that ownership of a service changes. 


“When the identity of the provider changes, whether due to a sale or business restructure (e.g. from a partnership to a company), the former service’s CCS approval is cancelled, and the new provider must apply for approval,” the DESE clarified.


The following steps should be taken in the event of a new ownership being taken on, or a change to legal entity taking place: 


  1. Apply for the new CCS approval well before the proposed start date of the new ownership.
  2. Ensure the proposed start date on the CCS application aligns with the start date of the transferred approval issued by the relevant regulatory authority.
  3. Submit the application, listing all required information.


The Applying for CCS Approval webpage provides more information. The DESE can also be contacted for support via email to [email protected] 


The DESE also offered support to those services who are struggling to fill vacancies, using the reminder email to prompt services to utilise the Workforce Contact Centre to fill entry level positions. 


The centre can work with providers to:


  • advertise vacancies on the Jobs Hub or help services to advertise directly on the Jobactive jobs board;
  • connect services with employment services or Apprenticeship Network providers in their local area who can pre-screen their caseloads for suitable job seekers;
  • provide information about government programs, including those that offer wage subsidies, free work experience insurance and funding for essential training; and,
  • develop workforce solutions such as through the Launch into Work pre-employment program.


For more information or to utilise the service, email [email protected]