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Assessments

Once the Board approves an application for a new non-State school, the school is provisionally accredited subject to the school having certain attributes of accreditation. The Board issues a certificate of provisional accreditation to the applicant which must be displayed in a prominent place at the school.

Provisional accreditation period

The school's provisional accreditation remains in force for the period, not more than three years, stated in the certificate of provisional accreditation. The last day of the period must be the day that is one year after the school's student-intake day.

Provisional accreditation to accreditation

The Board must within six months before the end of the school's provisional accreditation period start an assessment to decide whether the school is complying with the accreditation criteria.

To assess a school the Board requests information and documentation from the governing body and appoints an assessor to visit the school to conduct an assessment. The assessor provides a written report to the Board. The Board decides whether the school moves from provisional accreditation to accreditation by considering whether the governing body is suitable to continue to be the governing body and the school is complying with the accreditation criteria.

Once the Board grants full accreditation, the governing body is issued with a certificate of accreditation which must be displayed in a prominent place at the school. The provisional accreditation certificate must be returned to the Board within 14 days after receiving the certificate of accreditation.

Provisional accreditation period
Typical time frame of an assessment to move a school from provisional accreditation to full accreditation

Additional assessment of certain schools

Assessment when school first starts to operate within a sector of schooling

This type of assessment applies to a school that was an establishment phase school for a sector of schooling and has started to operate within the sector of schooling on the school's sector student-intake day.

The Board must at least six months after the school's sector student-intake day and within the last year of schooling for the sector of schooling start an assessment to decide whether the school is complying with the accreditation criteria.

To assess a school the Board must obtain a written report from a Board-appointed assessor.

Assessment when school first starts to operate within a sector of schooling
Typical time frame of an assessment when school first starts to operate within a sector of schooling

Assessment when school starts to operate within a sector of schooling at new site

This type of assessment applies to a school that has started to operate within a sector of schooling at a new site at which the school has not previously operated within the sector of schooling at this site.

The Board must at least six months after the day the school starts to operate within the sector of schooling at the new site and within the last year of schooling for the sector of schooling at the new site start an assessment to decide whether the school is complying with the accreditation criteria.

To assess a school the Board must obtain a written report from a Board-appointed assessor.

Assessment when school starts to operate within a sector of schooling at new site
Typical time frame of an assessment when school starts to operate within a sector of schooling at new site

Last updated 24 November, 2016

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