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Board and Funding Committee

The Board and Funding Committee work collaboratively but independently to ensure that the public can have confidence in the standards of Queensland non-State schools.

Non-State Schools Accreditation Board

The Board is a statutory body and part of the portfolio of the Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games.

The functions of the Board are to:

  1. assess applications for accreditation of non-State schools
  2. accredit non-State schools complying with the accreditation criteria
  3. keep a register of provisionally accredited and accredited non-State schools
  4. monitor whether:
    1. accredited schools continue to comply with the accreditation criteria;
    2. the governing body of a provisionally accredited, or accredited, school is suitable to continue to be the school’s governing body;
    3. a Government-funded school is a school not being operated for profit;
    4. the governing body of a Government-funded school is not a party to a prohibited arrangement in relation to the operation of the school; and
    5. there is no direct or indirect connection between the governing body of a Government-funded school and a for-profit entity that could reasonably be expected to compromise the independence of the governing body when making financial decisions; and
  5. examine, and advise the Minister about, the operation of the accreditation scheme under the Act

Members of the Board are appointed by the Governor in Council. The Board consists of the following persons:

  1. a person nominated by the Minister as the chairperson of the Board;
  2. three nominees of the Minister, nominated after consultation with The Association of Independent Schools of Queensland Inc (AISQ) and the Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC);
  3. a nominee of the Director-General, Department of Education and Training;
  4. a nominee of AISQ; and
  5. a nominee of QCEC.

Non-State Schools Eligibility for Government Funding Committee

The Funding Committee is a committee of the Board.

The functions of the Funding Committee are to:

  1. assess, or reassess, the eligibility of a school's governing body for Government funding for the school; and
  2. make recommendations, for the Minister’s consideration, about the eligibility of a school’s governing body for Government funding for the school.

Members of the Funding Committee are appointed by the Governor in Council. The Funding Committee consists of the following persons:

  1. a person nominated by the Minister as the chairperson of the Funding Committee;
  2. a nominee of the Minister nominated after consultation with AISQ and QCEC;
  3. a nominee of the Director-General, Department of Education and Training;
  4. a nominee of the AISQ;
  5. a nominee of the QCEC; and
  6. a nominee of the Board who has expertise in demography and town-planning matters.

Last updated 26 June, 2017

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