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NESA processes

What happens after an individual non-government school or proposed individual non-government school lodges an application with the relevant documentation?

Section 7 of the Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual details the NESA process for handling applications from individual non-government schools. An overview of the NESA process includes:

  • consideration of the written application and submitted documentation
  • a site inspection and inspection visit by at least one Inspector
  • compilation of a report and advice based on the application, submitted documentation and visit
  • submission of the report, advice and recommendation to the Registration Committee
  • in the case of registration, submission of the recommendation to the Minister for Education for approval
  • in the case of accreditation, a decision by the Registration Committee
  • notification of the outcome of the application to the school, and where the application is successful, issuing of relevant certificate(s).

What could happen if NESA is not satisfied that the requirements for registration are being met by an individual non-government school?

Where NESA has concern about compliance with the requirements for registration, an Inspector may prepare a report that includes advice that the school be placed on provisional registration. This process is detailed in section 4.2 of the Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual.

Where there are continued concerns that the requirements for registration are not being complied with the Registration Committee, under delegation from NESA, may recommend to the Minister that the registration of the school be cancelled.

Section 8 of the Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual describes the process leading to non-renewal or cancellation of registration. Section 9 of the Manual details appeal mechanisms.

What could happen if NESA is not satisfied that the requirements for accreditation are being met by an individual non-government school?

Where NESA has concern about compliance with the requirements for accreditation, an Inspector may prepare a report that includes advice that the school be placed on provisional accreditation. This process is detailed in section 6.2 of the Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual.

Where there are continued concerns that the requirements for accreditation are not being complied with the Registration Committee, under delegation from NESA, may recommend to the Minister that the registration of the school be cancelled.

Section 8 of the Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual describes the process leading to non-renewal or cancellation of accreditation. Section 9 of the Manual details appeal mechanisms.

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