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Step 4 - New schools accreditation

The Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2017 (the ‘Accreditation Act’) and the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Regulation 2017 (the ‘Accreditation Regulation’) establish a legislative framework for accreditation and eligibility for government funding of Queensland non-state schools.

The Accreditation Act provides for the establishment of the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (NSSAB). NSSAB is an independent statutory authority that regulates non-state schooling in Queensland. All non-state schools in Queensland must be accredited by the NSSAB to legally operate and receive state and federal government funding, as well as monitoring governance arrangements and compliance with accreditation criteria.

Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) recognises that applying to NSSAB is a complex process, and that further explanation of the questions may be required as you are completing the application. Therefore, ISQ provides a checklist to assist with the completion of the NSSAB application and the ISQ team can help review and complete the new schools application with you.

It is important to take into account when completing the NSSAB New non-State Schools application and proposing the student intake that it can take a substantial amount of time for an application to be considered and approved by NSSAB. 

 

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