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Overview

Data provided in the School Survey Data for Non-State Schools – Queensland 2022 (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 Overseas students section.

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 Students on visitor visas, bridging visas with study limitation 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 (Relevant day)

Census Day is the last Friday of February of each year. Complete the Census form using data as at Friday, 25 February 2022, except for Boarding fee concessions, which refers to 2021 data.

Return date

The completed Census form is to be submitted to the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board Secretariat ('NSSAB Secretariat') by Friday, 4 March 2022 (Friday following Census Day).

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Information collected

The Census form collects data on:

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School principal and contact details

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Relevant period

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Student profile

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Overseas students

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Students on visitor visas, bridging visas with study limitations or no visa

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Full-time students

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Part-time students

 

English as a second language (ESL) students
Indigenous students (IND)
Students with disability (SWD)
Students from isolated zones (Remote and Very Remote)

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Boarding students and boarding fee concessions (BRD)

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Systems and processes (school enrolment and record keeping standards)

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.

>> Enrolment verification program

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Last updated 30 May, 2022

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