To be eligible for the registration of a new school you must first receive in-principle approval of your plans. If you are granted in-principle approval, you may then apply for provisional registration. Once your school has been provisionally registered for 12 months, you may apply for registration.
If you already operate a registered non-government school you may apply for registration of an additional campus or educational year level. The process is similar to the registration of a new school outlined above. However, you do not need to seek provisional registration before applying to be registered.
Factors that will be considered during the registration process include the:
- established policies, facilities and equipment
- intended curriculum
- safety and welfare of students
- nature and content of courses offered in comparison with government school courses
- financial viability of your school.
Be aware you must also have developed a process that ensures you maintain an accurate record of students enrolled at your school.
If the school offers boarding facilities for enrolled students, you will also have to meet further requirements prescribed by legislation.