Recognition of a School Outside NSW - New South Wales


You will require this approval if you operate an interstate or international school and you intend to submit candidates for the NSW Record of School Achievement or NSW Higher School Certificate.

The Agency generally gives preference to applications from schools located in similar time zones so that examinations can be conducted at the same time as for NSW students.

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 recognition, you must provide information about your proposed application by completing an expression of interest form. The expression of interest form will require you to demonstrate your capacity to satisfy certain criteria, including the:

  • school has approval to operate as a school by the appropriate government authority
  • proprietor of the school is a legal entity approved by the appropriate government authority
  • school has a viable potential candidature for the NSW Record of School Achievement and / or Higher School Certificate
  • school has the capacity to administer the Higher School Certificate examinations at the same time as they are undertaken by students in New South Wales in a secure manner
  • school and its proprietor have the credibility, financial and educational resources, experience and enrolment (or potential enrolment) to ensure the viability of the proposal
  • school can and will safeguard the reputation of the Board and of the NSW Record of School Achievement and / or Higher School Certificate.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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

Act(s) name

Education Act 1990 New South Wales

Administering agency

NSW Education Standards Authority

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:


NSW Education Standards Authority

New South Wales
Operating address: 117 Clarence Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 5300
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 02 9367 8111
Fax: 02 9367 8484