Registration and Accreditation of a Non-Government School - New South Wales

Description

You will require this authorisation if you intend to operate a non-government primary, secondary or special education school in New South Wales. This registration applies to all non-government schools, which typically operate during normal school hours and provide a full education based on established syllabuses. Individual or systems of schools may apply.

Registration is a non-government school's licence to operate, ensuring that the requirements of all relevant legislation will be met. Accreditation authorises a non-government school to nominate students for the award of the School Certificate and / or the Higher School Certificate.

Please consult the Contact Officer for 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 this registration you must:

  • Make an application by the approved method and pay any associated application and insurance costs;
  • Have a proprietor / principal that is considered an appropriate legal entity for the purposes of registration;
  • Ensure teaching staff have the necessary experience and qualifications;
  • Ensure that the curriculum meets the relevant requirements;
  • Have satisfactory buildings and premises;
  • Have adequate educational facilities;
  • Have policies and procedures in place to ensure the school meets the legislative obligations in relation to child protection, student welfare, discipline and fairness;
  • Ensure each individual working in the school is responsible, and a fit and proper person to hold their position; and
  • Be willing and able to comply with any other requirements of the Authority during the initial registration and accreditation process, and for future registration renewal consideration.

Schools will be assessed around the core classifications of corporate governance, teaching standards, student welfare, educational programs, boarding facilities, and public reporting.

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

Duration

Initial registration is provisional for a maximum of 12 months.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Application

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Education Act 1990 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Education Regulation 2017 NSW

Lodgement process

Lodge

You must lodge your application, in the approved form and accompanied by any required documentation, directly with the authorising Agency.

Approval time

6 weeks.

Administering agency

NSW Education Standards Authority

Contact details

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Registration and Accreditation Branch

NSW Education Standards Authority

Operating address: 177 Clarence Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 5300
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 02 9367 8432
Fax: 02 9367 8399
Email: schoolrego@nesa.nsw.edu.au