Registration of a Non-Government School - Australian Capital Territory

Description

You will require in-principle approval if you intend to apply for registration of a new non-government school, or an additional campus or additional educational levels for an existing non-government school.

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

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

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 is provisionally registered 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 are not required 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; and
  • Financial viability of your school.

Please be aware you must also have developed a process that ensures you maintain an accurate record of students enrolled at your school.

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

Duration

In-principle approval: two years. Provisional registration: two years. Registration: up to five years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Application

You do not need to pay any fees.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Application for Registration of Non-Government School - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Education Act 2004 ACT

Lodgement process

Apply

Please lodge your application and associated documentation directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Education Directorate

Contact details

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

Manager, Liason Unit

Non Government Schools Office

The Children's Education and Care Assurance (CECA)

Board of Senior Secondary Studies

Training and Tertiary Education

Education Directorate

Education Directorate

Education Directorate

Education Directorate

Education Directorate

Operating address: 220 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 5111