Understand the role: Nominated supervisor and person in day-to-day charge in education and care

By Vanessa Gale



National Quality Standard
QA7Governance and Leadership
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
6Engage in professional learning
7Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


Vanessa Gale
Vanessa Gale has over 20 years’ experience in the early childhood sector. She has held several key roles, including educator, senior policy officer and manager of the investigations team for a regulatory authority. As senior policy officer, Vanessa represented the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) in the development and implementation of early childhood reforms such as...
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This module is designed to unpack what it means to be a nominated supervisor or a person in day-to-day charge of an early childhood education and care service. Participants will be assisted in understanding the role’s key responsibilities and how the legislation is constructed to give effect to this role. They will also be taken through the key legislative requirements and how these look like in practice, including what they should expect of approved providers (employers).


Through this module, participants will:

  • gain an awareness of the Education and Care Services National Law and Education and Care services National Regulations relevant to the role of nominated supervisor and person in day-to-day charge
  • understand obligations and liabilities of a nominated supervisor and person in day-to-day charge
  • get familiarised with best practice systems and processes to ensure compliance with requirements of the National Law and Regulations
  • engage in a scenario-based exercise to explore the responsibilities of the nominated supervisor or person in day-to-day charge.


Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes