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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:

  1. assess applications for accreditation of non-State schools
  2. accredit non-State schools
  3. assess and decide applications about governing bodies' eligibility for government funding
  4. keep a register of accredited schools
  5. monitor whether accredited schools continue to comply with the accreditation criteria
  6. monitor whether the governing bodies of accredited schools are suitable to continue to be a school's governing body
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. conduct investigations about contraventions of, or noncompliance with, the Act
  10. examine, and advise the Minister about the operation of the accreditation and eligibility for government funding schemes under the Act, including for example, the examining of, and reporting on, a matter referred to the Board by the Minister
  11. 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:

  1. a nominee of the Minister, as the Chairperson of the Board
  2. three nominees of the Minister, nominated after consultation with Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) and the Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC)
  3. a nominee of the Director-General, Department of Education
  4. a nominee of ISQ
  5. a nominee of QCEC.

Last updated 8 March, 2018