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Appendix 1 - Further guidelines - distance education

Attendance between 31 January 2022 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:

should be included in the Census form. Part-time distance education students are ineligible to be included in the Census.

For 2022, the initial five days from 31 January 2022 to 4 February 2022 can be counted as attendance for all distance education students regardless of whether those students are:

Elaborative comments

An enrolled student must reside in Queensland. Refer to the Non-exhaustive list of examples of students travelling interstate or overseas.

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

Non-exhaustive list of examples of students travelling interstate or overseas

An enrolled student of distance education who continues to undertake a full service delivery course in distance education and fulfils all other required distance education criteria is to be included if the student is travelling interstate or overseas and the home address remains in Queensland during the time of travel. The arrangement needs to be of transient nature and not a relocation of the main residential address to another State or Country.

Example: Traveling overseas - eligible

Example: Travelling interstate in a caravan – eligible

Example: Relocating to another State – not eligible

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.

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Last updated 24 January, 2022

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