Registration of a School (Non-Government) - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to operate an independent school. This registration applies to schools that operate during normal school hours for children between the ages of six and sixteen years.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Strict eligibility requirements are in place regarding the registration and ongoing operation of any school in Victoria. Requirements cover topics such as:

  • school policies
  • programme documentation
  • curriculum
  • staffing
  • enrolment details
  • student relations
  • security issues.

Due to these extensive requirements, it is advised for you to consult the responsible Agency for more information.

Ongoing requirements

All providers of school education must ensure that their programs and teaching are delivered in a manner that supports and promotes the principles and practice of Australian democracy. A school applying to register must comply with minimum standards and other requirements specified in current legislation, and the school must comply from the time it makes an initial application for registration.

Duration

Ongoing, subject to operations and standards assessments.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$2,006.00

Fees for 2016.

VaryVariation$1,004.00

Amendment of registration. Fees for 2016.

Lodgement

Apply

The applicants must submit their notice of intent to open a school, preferably two years but at least six months before the date of the proposed opening, or have previously been granted approval to open such a school.


Approval time

Up to 2 years.

Administering agency

Department of Education and Training
Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority

Act(s) name

Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007 (Victoria)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Department of Education and Training
Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority


Operating address:
Level 4 Casselden Place 2 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne
Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2317
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

03 9637 2806

Fax:

03 9032 1579
vrqa.schools@edumail.vic.gov.au

Supporting information

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