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Registration Systems and Member Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual

The Registration Systems and Member Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual provides information related to the operation of systems of non-government schools formed under Section 39 of the Education Act 1990 (NSW) (‘the Education Act’). The Manual also details the requirements for registered and accredited non-government schools under the Education Act.

Registration is a non-government school’s licence to operate. The main purpose of registration is to ensure that the requirements of the Education Act are being, or will be, met.

Accreditation authorises a non-government school to nominate candidates for the award of the Record of School Achievement and/or the Higher School Certificate. The main purpose of accreditation is to ensure that the requirements for the Record of School Achievement and/or the Higher School Certificate are being, or will be, met.

A system of non-government schools as defined in the Education Act is a grouping of 20 or more schools or, with the Minister’s approval, 11 to 19 schools, that has been approved by the Minister to monitor the compliance of its member schools with the requirements for registration and, if appropriate, accreditation.

This Manual provides details about the legislative basis for registration and accreditation, the requirements for registration systems, the requirements and associated evidence of compliance for schools and NESA's monitoring procedures.

This Manual should be read in conjunction with the Education Act, and, as applicable, NESA's syllabuses, Assessment Certification Examination (ACE) website (‘the ACE website’) and Official Notices.

The Education Act is amended from time to time and systems of non-government schools formed under the Education Act need to be aware that they and all registered and accredited member schools must abide by the current Education Act and all its amendments.

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