School Governance

Public Information (Part Two): Are Schools Keeping their Communities in the Dark?

This is the second part of a two-part series exploring the kinds of information schools must and should make publicly av...

Public Information (Part One): Are Schools Keeping their Communities in the Dark?

This is the first part of a two-part series exploring the kinds of information schools must and should make publicly ava...

To Enrol or Not to Enrol: If This is the Question, Can it be Discriminatory?

While children are of compulsory school age, they are legislatively required to be enrolled in some kind of education pr...

‘The Practical Perspective’: Addressing Common Challenges in Practically Managing Overseas Students

The new National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (the 2018 Code) is w...

Culture of Continuous Compliance: Principal Continuing to Run Alternative Schools Despite NESA Report

Background In a recent case decided before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Eagle Arts & Vocational College wa...

Registration Authorities Under Scrutiny: What Do They Expect and How Does This Impact Schools?

All schools that provide education to primary or secondary students must be registered in order to operate. To be regist...

Teacher Accreditation Shake-up: NESA Publishes Revamped TAA Guidelines

To balance out an increase in regulatory activity for child protection over the last few months, schools in NSW have rec...

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 Standar...

VIC School Registration on the Radar: VRQA Seeking Public Opinion about Evidence Requirements

The registration requirements for Australian schools can be confusing, time consuming and varied in their extent and the...

National Review of Teacher Registration Announced: Royal Commission's Recommendations to be Taken into Account

Coinciding with the first meeting of The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) for 2018, the Federal Government has l...