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Registration and Accreditation of Non-government Schools (RANGS)

RANGS Online

This website provides information about the registration and accreditation of non-government schools in NSW.

The NSW Education Standards Authority ('NESA') is responsible for providing advice and making recommendations to the Minister for Education about the registration of non-government schools and for making decisions about the accreditation of non-government schools to present candidates for the Record of School Achievement and Higher School Certificate.

Registered and accredited non-government schools, and registration systems, must abide by the Education Act 1990.

The requirements for registration and accreditation are detailed in the following Manuals, one for individual non-government schools, the other for systems of non-government schools and schools belonging to a system.

This website supports the manuals by providing information about the registration in an easy to access format.


NESA has developed a range of support materials for schools, available on the NESA website.

Information on this site and in the manuals should be read in conjunction with the Education Act 1990 and, where applicable, the NESA Assessment, Certification and Examination (ACE) website and NESA syllabuses for Kindergarten to Year 10 and Years 11 and 12.

RANGS Online

Non-government schools and registration systems can use RANGS Online to:

  • view school details
  • view system details
  • select, complete and submit application forms
  • select, complete and submit notification forms
  • submit Annual School Reports
  • view previously submitted forms and/or Annual School Reports.

Access to RANGS Online is via a unique User ID and password.
If you require advice or you are a new user please contact the School Registration and Accreditation Directorate on 02 9367 8866.

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