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Staff

The teaching staff of a registered non-government school must have the necessary experience and qualifications (having regard to accreditation under the Teacher Accreditation Act 2004 but without limiting such other matters as may be relevant).

Evidence of capacity to comply

A proposed non-government school must:

  • have in place a feasible workforce plan based on projected enrolment
  • provide an assurance that all teaching staff who will be responsible for delivering the curriculum as described by Parts 1, 3, 7 and 8 of the Education Act 1990 will have qualifications from a recognised teacher education institution within Australia or as recognised within the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) guidelines
  • provide documented arrangements for having a teacher accreditation authority that has been approved under the NESA Guidelines for the Regulation of Teacher Accreditation Authorities for Non-government Schools and Early Childhood Education Centres as published on the NESA website www.educationstandards.nsw.edu.au
  • identify any course(s) that it intends to offer through study with outside tutor(s) in its first year of operation. Where this is the intention, documented guidelines must be in place to outline the process to be used to
    • verify each outside tutor's capacity to teach a course
    • ensure that in accessing an outside tutor the proposed school would continue to comply with the requirements of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 in relation to working with children check clearances for all persons in child-related work, as required
    • ensure that NESA curriculum and, where relevant, assessment requirements will be met by each outside tutor
  • identify any course(s) that it intends to outsource to external provider(s) in its first year of operation.Where this is the intention, documentation must be provided that includes
    • an outline of the processes that would be used to determine the suitability of the provider(s) to deliver the course(s)
    • an outline of the processes to be used to ensure that the outsourced courses comprise a minority of each student's overall pattern of study for each Stage of learning
    • procedures to ensure that each outsourced provider complies with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 in relation to working with children check clearances for all persons in child related work, as required
    • the respective responsibilities of the proposed school and possible external provider(s) including procedures that will be put in place to ensure that course(s) of study and, where relevant, assessment requirements will be met.
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