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School Survey Data for Non-State Schools - Qld 2020

Instructions

Instructions 2020

Download the Instructions for completing School Survey for Non-State Schools - Queensland 2020 [PDF 2.4MB].

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 2020 - Feedback Survey.

All responses are anonymous.

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 2020. Please click on a link below to view the vodcast.

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Overview

Data provided in the School Survey Data for Non-State Schools – Queensland 2020 (the ‘Census form’) are used by the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (the ‘Board’) in connection with its statutory functions. The Queensland Department of Education (the ‘Department’) also uses the data 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.

Students on visitor visas, bridging visas with study limitations or no visa are also to be excluded from all sections of the Census form, except the section titled Students on Visitor Visas, Bridging Visas with Study Limitations or No Visa. These may be students who do not currently hold a visa to stay in Australia or are on a temporary/bridging visa that has a limitation to study.


Census Day

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

Complete the Census form using data as at Friday, 28 February 2020, except for Boarding fee concessions, which refers to 2019 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 no later than Friday, 6 March 2020 (Friday following Census Day).

Please note: Completed Census forms submitted before Census Day (Friday, 28 February 2020) will not be accepted.

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Census form

The Census form and workbook are now available for download. The Census form, due to its complex nature, is designed to work in Adobe Reader. Other generic versions of PDF readers will not work with this form or may not perform as expected.

If you are unable to use the macro-enabled workbook above due to software or hardware compatibility issues, please download and complete the macro-free version of the workbook.

Further instructions regarding the download of the Census 2020 form and workbook can be found on the Download the Census form and workbook page.

Please note: Completed Census forms submitted before Census Day (Friday, 28 February 2020) will not be accepted.


Information collected

The Census form collects data on:

An additional Excel workbook (new for 2020) collects data on:

All schools need to complete the additional data requirements and submit the workbook with the Census form.


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.

Eligibility chart

New in 2020

Screen shot of the Eligibility chart

Download a printable copy of the Eligibility chart [Pdf 436Kb]

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Last updated 25 February, 2020

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