(1) The Secretary must approve a variation of the conditions to which the allocation of a * place is subject under section 14-5 if and only if:
(a) the allocation has taken effect under Division 15; and
(b) an application for variation is made under section 17-2; and
(c) the Secretary is satisfied under section 17-4 that the variation is justified in the circumstances; and
(d) the variation would not have the effect of the care to which the place relates being provided in a different State or Territory.
Note: An allocation of a place can also be varied under Division 16 as part of a transfer of the allocation from one person to another.
(2) If the variation is approved, it takes effect on the variation day (see section 17-7).