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Initial registration for new Years of schooling

An application from an approved authority for a registration system on behalf of a member school seeking to add new Year(s) of schooling must be made not later than 31 March in the calendar year before the year that the proprietor or approved authority intends to add the new Year(s). The application should be made using the relevant application and recommendation Form.

The requirements of the Act must be met by the registered member non-government school upon commencement of the newly registered Year(s).

It may not be possible for a registered school to provide evidence of compliance with all sections of the Act prior to commencement of the new Year(s).

It is expected, however, that the member school will provide evidence of policies and procedures that are appropriate to ensure compliance of the member school with the requirements of the Act should the application be successful.

If the application is successful the member school is granted initial registration for the additional Year(s). The member school is required to meet all the requirements for registration and must, throughout its period of initial registration, maintain evidence of compliance with those requirements.

The requirements for initial registration of new Year(s) of schooling and the evidence of capacity to comply with these requirements that an applicant seeking initial registration of new Year(s) needs to demonstrate are detailed on this website. Any difference in the description of registration requirements and those for initial registration are only intended to take account of the fact that compliance with some requirements can only be demonstrated once the member school begins operation of the new Year(s). In the event a difference occurs for any other reason, applicants should refer to the registration requirements as these requirements take precedence.

The maximum period of initial registration that may be granted for any new Year(s) of schooling is twelve (12) months.

Evidence of compliance

The approved authority for a registration system must:

  • make application to NESA¬†for provisional registration of additional Year(s) of a registered non-government school not later than 31 March in the calendar year before the year that the proprietor or approved authority intends to commence operation of the new Year(s)
  • describe the process the proprietor or approved authority has in place to determine the capacity of a member school to meet the requirements for initial registration for proposed new Year(s) of schooling.
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