School Governance

Western Australian Registration -2020 Guide Released

The Western Australian Department of Education’s Guide to the Registration Standards and Other Requirements for Non-Gove...

NESA Updated Registration Manuals and Updated Interim Revocation, Suspension and Voluntary Cancellation of Accreditation Policy

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) has made some recent changes to the Registration Manuals for Non-government...

Significant Changes to the Western Australian Registration Standards for Non-Government Schools Will Take Effect on and from 1 January 2020

For a non-government school to become and stay registered it must comply with Part 4 of the School Education Act 1999 (W...

Updates to the Queensland Non-State Schools Accreditation Review Program Guidelines

At least once every five years, the Queensland Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (NSSAB) assesses whether each non-s...

New NSW Not-For-Profit Guidelines for Non-Government Schools: New Exceptions for Sharing School Assets and Providing Onsite Ancillary Services

In our previous article we described how sections 83C to 83L of the Education Act 1990 (NSW)  (Education Act) provide th...

Top Five Compliance Risks for Small Schools: Advice from the World of Small Business

According to the Treasury Research Institute, the cost of compliance in many industries is proportionately higher for sm...

Induction Programs: Do They Really Matter?

Beginning at a new school can be just as daunting for staff as it is for students. There are many things that new employ...

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: The Four Career Stages Explained

Are you a “Graduate” or a “Proficient” teacher? Perhaps you’re “Highly Accomplished” or even a “Lead” teacher. Does this...

Evaluating Board Performance

Effective and Ineffective Boards In his article published in the Harvard Business Review What Makes Great Boards Great J...

Updated VRQA Guidelines Increase Governance Requirements for Victorian Schools

The Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority (VRQA)’s updated Guidelines to the Minimum Standards and Requireme...