Non-government schooling is one of the ways the compulsory education requirement can be met.
Non-government schools are required to be registered by the Director General of the Department of Education.
The requirements for registration are specified in Part 4 of the School Education Act 1999 and the School Education Regulations 2000.
Registration provides assurance to parents and the community that non-government schools meet the standards determined by the Minister and other requirements as outlined in the Guide to the Registration Standards and Other Requirements for Non-government Schools 2017.
Registered schools must:
- observe the standards throughout the period of their registration
- notify the Director General of any changes to the membership of the governing body or the constitution
- comply with any conditions and directions on the school registration certificate
- provide information on request within the given timeline surrender expired, replaced or cancelled registration certificates
Further information about non-government school education can be viewed online.