Non-State Schools Accreditation Board
The Board is a statutory body and part of the portfolio of the Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations.
The functions of the Board are to:
- assess applications for accreditation of non-State schools;
- accredit non-State schools;
- assess and decide applications about governing bodies' eligibility for government funding;
- keep a register of accredited schools;
- monitor whether accredited schools continue to comply with the accreditation criteria;
- monitor whether the governing bodies of accredited schools are suitable to continue to be a school's governing body;
- monitor whether the governing bodies of non-State schools that are eligible for government funding for the schools, continue to meet the government funding eligibility criteria;
- monitor and enforce compliance with the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2017 (the 'Act') and Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Regulation 2017;
- conduct investigations about contraventions of, or noncompliance with, the Act;
- examine, and advise the Minister about the operation of the accreditation and eligibility for government funding schemes under the Act. This includes, for example, the examining of, and reporting on, a matter referred to the Board by the Minister; and
- any function given to the Board under the Act or another Act.
Members of the Board are appointed by the Governor in Council. The Board consists of the following:
- a nominee of the Minister, as the Chairperson of the Board;
- three nominees of the Minister, nominated after consultation with Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) and the Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC);
- a nominee of the Director-General, Department of Education;
- a nominee of ISQ; and
- a nominee of QCEC.
Last updated 15 January, 2018