In this Part:
child means a child of a class (such as children of a specified age group) prescribed by the regulations.
child at risk, in relation to a vaccine preventable disease, means a child enrolled at a school or child care facility for whom no immunisation certificate or evidence of immunisation has been lodged or produced to the principal of the school or director of the facility which shows that the child has been immunised against, or has acquired immunity by infection from, the disease.
child care facility means:(a) a child care service to which Division 1 of Part 3 of the Children (Care and Protection) Act 1987 applies, or(b) a service or facility of a class declared by the regulations to be a child care facility for the purposes of this Part.
director of a child care facility means the person in charge of the facility.
immunisation means the process of administering to a person, either orally or parenterally, a substance registered as a vaccine in the part of the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods maintained under section 17 of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 of the Commonwealth relating to registered goods.
immunisation certificate means a certificate in the approved form in which a medical practitioner, or a person of a class specified by the Director-General, certifies the immunisation status of a child, and includes a photocopy or a duplicate of such a certificate.
immunisation status of a child means whether or not the child has been immunised against, or has acquired immunity by infection from, all or specified vaccine preventable diseases.
parent of a child includes a guardian or other person having the care or custody of the child.
school means:(a) a government school established under the Education Reform Act 1990, or(b) a non-government school registered under that Act.
vaccine preventable disease means measles, diphtheria, whooping cough, poliomyelitis, tetanus, mumps, rubella or any other disease specified in the regulations as a vaccine preventable disease for the purposes of this Part.