The Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 and the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Regulation 2001 determine the operations of the Board and the Funding Committee.
The statutory objectives of the Accreditation Act are to:
- uphold the standards of education at non-State schools
- maintain public confidence in the operation of non-State schools
- foster educational choices in the State
- provide the basis for the efficient allocation of government funding for non-State schools.
The objects of the Act are achieved mainly by:
- establishing the Board
- establishing a regime for the accreditation of non-State schools complying with the accreditation criteria
- establishing the Committee
- establishing a formal process for deciding the eligibility of a non-State school’s governing body for Government funding for the non-State school
Other legal requirements may be relevant to the establishment and operation of a non-State school in Queensland, for example, child safety and workplace health and safety. These are available on the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel website.
Last updated 21 April, 2017