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Appendix 1 - Further guidelines - distance education

Attendance between the start of the school year and ending on Census Day, of distance education students enrolled at a distance education school.

Overview

In respect of the Census, whether a student enrolled as a distance education student at a distance education school is taken to be attending the school depends generally on:

This is generally referred to as a full-service being delivered by the distance education school to its enrolled distance education students.

Only distance education students resident in Queensland, enrolled full-time and undertaking a full service delivery course in distance education should be included in the Census form. Part-time distance education students are ineligible to be included in the Census.

Elaborative comments

An enrolled student must reside in Queensland.

Other indicators of a full-service being delivered by the distance education school to an enrolled distance education student follow:

Retention of Documentation

All enrolment, attendance and related documentation used in completing the Census form is to be retained by the school/governing body for a period of five years from Census Day, and in a way that ensures the integrity and security of the data and documents.

Last updated 8 March, 2018

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