WA Registration Guidelines Update: Focus on Child Protection, Governance and Staff

On 4 April 2018, the Department of Education in Western Australia released the updated Guide to the Registration Standards and Other Requirements for Non-Government Schools (the Guide). The requirements of the Guide will have effect from 1 July 2018, meaning that all non-government schools, not just those due for renewal of registration this year, need to be compliant with the requirements of the Guide.

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New WA Registration Standards Released: Child Protection and Governance changes for July 2018

The Western Australian Minister for Education has released new Standards for Non-Government Schools (the Standards) which will take effect from 1 July 2018. There are now 17 Standards, rather than 14, and the three new Standards relate to new requirements for the minimum age for enrolment, modes of curriculum delivery and provisions for numbers of students enrolled […]

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National boarding standards released

Standards Australia has recently released a new draft standard on boarding for Australian schools and hostels.  Prepared by the Technical Committee ED-001 the draft standard’s full title is AS 5725: Boarding standard for Australian schools and hostels (AS 5725 or Standard). The draft Standard is available on the Standards Australia website and, more accessibly, on the Australian Boarding Schools […]

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NSW introduces new governance requirements for non-government schools

The Board of Studies, Teaching & Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) has updated its Registered and Accredited Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual, via an official notice. Most of the changes to the registration manual are cosmetic and involve updates to references to legislation. One of the changes that caught our eye however was standard 3.9.3 which provides […]

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