The non-State schooling sector is an important part of the State’s education system, representing diverse educational philosophies, and religious and other organisational affiliations.
The Non-State Schools Accreditation Board works predominantly with governing bodies of non-State schools on aspects of accreditation and funding eligibility.
On 12 July 2021, a letter [PDF 334KB] was sent to all governing bodies summarising the outcomes of the 2021 Census collection for non-State schools, administered and verified under the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2017 and the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Regulation 2017.
On 8 June 2021, a letter [PDF 188KB] was sent to all governing bodies about the commencement of changes that were made to the Queensland Criminal Code, in relation to providing greater protection for children from sexual abuse.
The new laws in relation to reporting and protecting children from sexual abuse will commence on Monday, 5 July 2021.
All governing bodies were advised of these changes in a letter [PDF 200KB] sent on 17 November 2020.
On 31 August 2020, the blue card system changed to provide better protection for Queensland children.
Blue Card Services has provided an overview of upcoming changes on their website.
A letter [PDF 163KB] was sent to all governing bodies on 11 August 2020 explaining how the changes impact governing bodies of non-state schools and their directors.
Last updated 23 September, 2021