A non-government school can be registered for between one and five years, after which the school must apply to have its registration renewed.
Renewal of registration is one of the principal processes through which the Director General can be satisfied that a school continues to observe the standards determined by the Minister and the other registration requirements, as outlined in the Guide to registration standards and other requirements for non-government schools (2018).
The Application for renewal of registration must be made at least six months, but no more than 12 months, before the current registration's expiry date. Provided an application is made in time, the school's registration continues until the Director General makes a decision on the application.
For practical reasons and to accommodate circumstances in particular schools, registration visits are scheduled throughout the school year preceding registration expiry.
Further information about the renewal process is outlined in Overview of the application process for renewal of registration.
Registration standards from 1 July 2018
Schools scheduled for review and renewal of registration:
- prior to 1 July 2018 will be assessed against the 2017 standards as outlined in the current 2017 guide.
- after 30 June 2018 (ie those which receive a ‘Part C request’ after 30 June 2018) will be assessed against the 2018 standards, as outlined in the new 2018 guide.
Regardless of the time of renewal, all schools must comply with the 2018 standards from 1 July 2018.
Find out more about standards for non-government schools.
Use this form to renew a non-government school registration. Schools may be asked to provide further information using Part C.Download Size: 884.8kB
This overview provides additional information on the application form, preparing for review visits and how applications are determined.Download Size: 81.8kB