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School Survey Data for Non-State Schools - Qld 2018


Instructions 2018

Download the Instructions for completing School Survey for Non-State Schools - Queensland 2018 [PDF 1.5MB].

Video Help Files (Vodcasts)

The Board has developed a number of vodcasts to assist users with the completion of the School Survey Data for Non-State Schools – Queensland 2018. Please click on a link below to view the vodcast.


Data provided in the School Survey Data for Non-State Schools – Queensland 2018 (the ‘Census form’) are used by the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (the ‘Board’) in connection with its statutory functions. The data are also used by the Queensland Department of Education (the ‘Department’) in assessing the entitlement to allowances distributed to governing bodies of non-State schools on behalf of the Queensland Minister for Education.

Overseas students, who are responsible for the cost of their own education, do not receive state recurrent funding. These students are to be excluded from all sections of the Census form, except the section titled OVERSEAS STUDENTS.

Census Day

The Census Day is the last Friday of February of each year.

Complete the Census form using data as at Friday, 23 February 2018, except for Boarding fee concessions, which refers to 2017 data.

Return date

The completed Census form is to be submitted to the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board Secretariat (‘NSSAB Secretariat’) via NSSAB Online Services by Friday, 2 March 2018 (Friday following Census Day).

Please note: Completed Census forms submitted before Census Day (Friday, 23 February 2018) will not be accepted.

Census form

The Census form [PDF 157KB] is now available for download as an interactive PDF.

Information collected

The Census form collects data on:

Retention of Documentation

Legislative changes require that 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.

Census Feedback

The Board is interested in your feedback in relation to the administration and collection of the Census data. The feedback submitted will be used to improve and refine the process of how the Census is maintained and performed from the user's perspective. Following submission of the Census form, please take a few minutes to complete the Census Feedback web survey. All responses are anonymous.

Last updated 21 February, 2018

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