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FAQs with reference to the relevant section(s) of the manuals

Registration

  Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual Registration Systems and Members Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual

What are the requirements for registration?

3.1 to 3.11 as applicable 5.1 to 5.11 as applicable

What documentation does a school need to provide for registration?

as per evidence of compliance listed in 3.1 to 3.11 as applicable as per evidence of compliance listed in 5.1 to 5.11 as applicable

What do I need to do to renew registration?

7.3.3 9.2

How frequently does a school need to apply for renewal of registration?

2.4.3 2.5.3

What is exemption from registration?

2.4.4 2.5.4

What is provisional registration?

4.1 6.1

When can a registered school be placed on provisional registration?

2.4.5, 4.2 2.5.6, 4.3.4

What happens if a school operates without being registered?

2.5 2.6, 4.7

Accreditation

  Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual Registration Systems and Members Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual
What are the requirements for accreditation? 5.1 to 5.3 as applicable 7.1 to 7.3 as applicable
What documentation does a school need to provide for accreditation? as per evidence of compliance listed in 5.1 to 5.3 as applicable as per evidence of compliance listed in 7.1 to 7.3 as applicable
What do I need to do to renew accreditation? 7.3.2 9.2
How frequently does a school need to apply for renewal of accreditation?  2.6.3 2.7.3
What is provisional accreditation? 6.1 8.1
When can an accredited school be placed on provisional accreditation? 2.6.4, 4.6 2.7.4, 4.5.4
Do all schools have to be accredited? for students to be eligible for the RoSA and/or HSC a school must be accredited for students to be eligible for the RoSA and/or HSC a school must be accredited
What happens if a school with students in Years 7-10 and/or for Years 11 and 12, including the HSC, is not accredited for the Record of School Achievement? 2.7, 3.3.1.2, 3.3.1.3 2.8, 5.3.1.2, 5.3.1.3
How does a school that is registered for Years K to 10 apply for accreditation for the Record of School Achievement? Relevant form on RANGS online through the relevant registration system

Proposed new individual non-government schools

  Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual Registration Systems and Members Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual
What do I need to do to start a new school? 7.3.1 4.3.1, 4.5.1
Which form do I use? Relevant form on RANGS online Relevant form on RANGS online

Proposed new Years of schooling at an individual non-government school

  Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual Registration Systems and Members Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual
What form should be used to apply for registration/accreditation of new Year(s) of schooling? Relevant form on RANGS online Relevant form on RANGS online

Proprietor

  Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual Registration Systems and Members Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual
What are the legal entities approved by the Minister to be a proprietor of a non-government school? 3.1 5.1

Staff

  Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual Registration Systems and Members Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual
What qualifications do teaching staff need? 3.2.1 5.2.1
Which staff need to be supervised? 3.2.1 5.2.1
What is an outside tutor? 3.2.2, Glossary 5.2.2, Glossary
What is an external provider? 3.2.3, Glossary 5.2.2, Glossary
Which organisations are recognised higher education institutions? 3.2.1, http://www.aqf.edu.au/register.htm#state 5.2.1, http://www.aqf.edu.au/register.htm#state

Curriculum

  Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual Registration Systems and Members Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual
Can the school modify the outcomes from a NESA syllabus? 3.3.2 5.3.2

Distance education

  Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual Registration Systems and Members Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual
What does the school need to do to deliver distance education? 3.3.3, 3.6.3 5.3.3, 5.6.3

Premises and buildings

  Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual Registration Systems and Members Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual
How does the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 apply to schools? 3.4, 3.5 5.4, 5.5
What requirements do school premises need to meet? 3.4 5.4

Facilities

  Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual Registration Systems and Members Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual
What facilities does a school need to provide? 3.5 5.5

Management and operation

  Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual Registration Systems and Members Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual
Who is a responsible person? 3.9.1, Glossary 5.9.1, Glossary
Why do I need to notify NESA in relation to a responsible person becoming bankrupt or, in the case of a company, becoming the subject of a winding up order 3.9.3 4.6, 5.9.1, 5.9.2

Safe and supportive environment

  Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual Registration Systems and Members Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual
How is student protection and welfare monitored by NESA? 3.6 5.6
What legislation relates to child protection and welfare? 3.6.1 and Section 11 5.6.1 and Section 13

Discipline

  Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual Registration Systems and Members Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual
Are there any requirements in relation to discipline? 3.7 5.7

Annual reports

  Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual Registration Systems and Members Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual
When do annual reports need to be available? 3.10 5.10
What information needs to be included in a schools annual report? 3.10 5.10
What does publicly disclose performance measures mean? 3.10 5.10
Does NESA have a template for annual reports? schools need to develop school-based formats schools need to develop school-based formats

Boarding facilities

  Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual Registration Systems and Members Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual
What does a school need to do to provide boarding facilities? 3.11.1 to 3.11.8 5.11.1 to 5.11.8
What provisions do schools with boarding facilities need to make? 3.11.1 to 3.11.8 5.11.1 to 5.11.8

Board processes

  Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual Registration Systems and Members Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual
What is the main role of NESA in the registration/accreditation process? 1.2 1.2
What information that NESA obtains from schools is subject to the Privacy Act 1988? 1.2 and Section11 1.2 and Section 13
How can I make a complaint about the registration/accreditation process? contact Office of the Board of Studies as per contact details noted in 1.2 contact Office of the Board of Studies as per contact details noted in 1.2
Can a decision regarding registration/accreditation be appealed? Section 9 Section 11
Can a school's application be refused? Section 8 Section 10
Can a school's registration be cancelled? 2.4.6, Section 8 2.5.8, Section 10
Can a schools accreditation be cancelled? 2.6.5, Section 8 2.7.5, Section 10
Does NESA have templates of the policies needed by a school? schools need to develop school-based formats schools need to develop school-based formats
What does an individual non-government school need to prepare for an inspection visit? evidence of compliance as applicable, Section 7 N/A
What is the process for NESA considering an application for registration/accreditation from an individual non-government school? 7.2 N/A
What is the role of the Registration Committee? 2.3 2.3
What is the role of an Inspector? 1.2 1.2
Where can I find the NESA Privacy Management Plan?

www.educationstandards.nsw.edu.au

www.educationstandards.nsw.edu.au

Legislation other than the Education Act 1990

  Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual Registration Systems and Members Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual
How can I find out more about the use of animals for research in schools? Section 11 Section 13
How can I find out more about the Australian Dietary Guidelines? 3.11.6, Glossary,
www.nutritionaustralia.org
5.11.6, Glossary, www.nutritionaustralia.org

How does the Food Act 2003 impact on schools?

Section 11 Section 13
What does the NSW Trustee and Guardian Act 2009 have to do with non-government schools? 3.9.3(2), Section 11 4.6(2), 5.9.3(2), Section 13
What does the Mental Health Act 2007 have to do with non-government schools? 3.9.3(2) 4.6(2), 5.9.3(2)
How does the Disability Discrimination legislation apply to non-government schools? Section 11 Section 13
     
     

Other

What is a school of a kind, or children of a kind? 2.4.1.3  2.5.1.3 

 

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