Inspection of ACT Non-Government School Applications, Registration Panel Reports and the Register of Non-Government Schools Policy

  1. What is this policy about?
    1. This policy supports legislative requirements to make available for the inspection by members of the public of documents relating to applications, registration panel reports and the register of non-government schools.
  2. Policy Statement
    1. The Directorate will, upon written request:
      • make available for inspection final approved copies of applications, panel reports and the register of non-government schools for inspection by members of the public at the Education and Training Directorate during ordinary business hours
      • provide electronic copies of these documents.
    2. Copies of non government school registration certificates are not provided.
  3. Who does this policy apply to?
    1. This policy applies to Directorate staff and members of the public.
  4. Context
    1. The Education Act 2004 Sections 79, 83(7), 84(7), 85(5), 87(4), 88A(5), 89(5) and 98 outlines the obligations of the Director-General to make documents relating to applications, panel reports and the register of non-government schools available for inspection by members of the public and, if requested, to provide partial or full copies of these documents.
    2. Include reference to legislation is there is a direct link - make section references and explain what legislation requires but don’t copy in whole sections.
    3. If there is a legislative reason for the policy, set out the reason/s.
  5. Responsibilities
    1. The Manager, Liaison Unit: is responsible for implementing this policy.
    2. Policy Owner: The Director, Governance and Assurance is responsible for this policy.
  6. Monitoring and Review
    1. The Policy Owner monitors the policy. This includes an annual scan of operation and review. A full review of the policy will be conducted within a three year period.
  7. Contact
    1. For support contact Governance and Assurance Branch’s Liaison Unit by telephone: +61 2 6205 5429 or via the Directorate’s online form which is available at http://www.education.act.gov.au/contact_us.
  8. Complaints
    1. Complaints about the policy should be raised with the policy owner.
    2. see also the Complaints Policy on the Directorate’s website.
  9. References
    1. Definitions
      • Application: An application is an application made under the Education Act 2004 relating to the in-principle approval or registration of a non-government school.
      • Director-General: This means the person engaged under division 3.4 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994 as the Director-General of the Education and Training Directorate.
      • Directorate: This means the Education and Training Directorate.
      • Non-government school: This means a registered ACT non-government school.
      • Panel report: A panel report is a report made by a panel appointed by the Minister for Education and Training to report on an application for registration of a non-government school.
      • Register of non-government schools: This means the register kept by the Registrar of Non government Schools under section 79 of the Act.
    2. Legislation
    3. Implementation Documents
      • Inspection of ACT Non-government School Applications, Registration Panel Reports and the Register of Non-government Schools Procedures.
    4. Related Policies and Information

Inspection of ACT Non-Government School Applications, Registration Panel Reports and the Register of Non-Government Schools Policy: IONGSA200906 is the unique identifier of this document. It is the responsibility of the user to verify that this is the current and complete version of the document, available on the Directorate’s website at http://www.education.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/school_and_corporate_policies/A-Z.