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Lodging a complaint with the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (the ‘Board’)

In the course of performing its duties, the Board receives complaints about non-State schools and/or their governing bodies. The Board is committed to dealing with complaints fairly, objectively, equitably and in a manner that enables due process.

The Board’s jurisdiction under the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 (the ‘Act’) is confined to a limited number of matters. In addition to the suitability of a governing body, these matters may relate to:

The Board also receives and deals with complaints relating to its own performance and its statutory functions. The Board welcomes feedback and complaints as effective and valuable tools in staff and business development enabling it to continually work to improve service delivery.

The Board prefers written complaints, but will accept oral complaints. Complaints can be lodged by post, email, online, in person or by telephone and may be made anonymously. Reasonable assistance will be provided to complainants if required. This assistance may include help with writing a complaint or by providing services for people with hearing or speech impairments.

For more details about the Board’s complaint management process, please see the following:

Printed copies of these documents are available on request from the Board's secretariat.

How to make a complaint about a non-State school and/or governing body

To submit a complaint, please choose one of the following options:

Making a complaint about the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board

A person or organisation may make a complaint in writing or orally about decisions or actions of:

To submit your complaint, you are invited to write a letter including all relevant details and either post or email it to the Board.

Last updated 8 September, 2017

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