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Appeal to the Tribunal

If an internal review supports the School Registration Committee's original recommendation and/or decision to refuse, not renew or cancel the school's registration and/or accreditation, the school may appeal to the Tribunal against the recommendation and/or decision.

The appeal process involves the following steps:

  1. The Authority gives the school proprietor and/or principal (or equivalent) written notice of a decision to make such a recommendation or decision.
  2. The school or applicant has twenty-eight (28) days in which to lodge an appeal in writing with the Tribunal.
  3. The Tribunal contacts the school proprietor and/or principal (or equivalent) to arrange a date on which the appeal will be heard.
  4. The Tribunal considers the appeal and makes a recommendation to the Minister. The Minister considers the recommendation of the Tribunal and makes a decision as to whether the school should be registered/accredited.

Under the Education Act, there is no appeal against the Minister’s decision.

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