Approval of a Specialist Education Provider - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this approval if you intend to provide education services in the Australian Capital Territory for students with disabilities. Services may be conducted as a stand-alone school program or integrated within a standard school system.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must:

  • have premises and equipment that comply with any relevant Territory laws regarding health and safety standards
  • provide education that is satisfactory for the educational levels for which approval is being sought
  • have teaching staff that will be efficient and effective
  • have a disciplinary policy that will not allow corporal punishment.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the approval.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

You do not need to pay any fees.


Act(s) name

Board of Senior Secondary Studies Act 1997 Australian Capital Territory

Application process


You will need to provide the following documentation:

  • inspection report of the buildings and facilities
  • teacher qualifications and allocation
  • proof of staff background checks
  • student enrolment records
  • organisational structure of the specialist education provider
  • intended curriculum and educational program
  • an audit report showing proving that the your program is financially viable.

Administering agency

Education Directorate

Board of Senior Secondary Studies

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Office of the Board of Senior Secondary Studies

Board of Senior Secondary Studies

Education Directorate

Australian Capital Territory
Mailing address: C/ Office of the Board of Senior Secondary Studies
GPO Box 158
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6205 7181