Registration of a Non-Government School - Tasmania


You will need to be registered to operate a non-government school that provides educational instruction up to and including the final year of secondary education. You may apply for one or more types of registration, including:

  • primary education for any specified ages
  • secondary education for any specified ages
  • senior secondary education
  • distance education
  • boarding house or residence for students.

Eight or more registered non-government schools may register to form a system of schools.

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 registration you will need to comply with the registration standards. The registration standards are onerous and cover topics such as:

  • governance and accountability
  • student learning
  • curriculum
  • staff
  • financial resources.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Act(s) name

Education Act 2016 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Education Regulations 2017 Tasmania

Application process


You must apply for registration at least 9 months before the date you intend to commence operation of your registered school.

Approval time

Applications submitted by 31 March and finalised by 31 December same year.

Administering agency

Department for Education, Children and Young People

Non-Government Schools Registration Board

Contact details

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