Minimum standards and other requirements for schools

Our guidelines are intended to help schools get registered and stay registered:

The minimum standards and other requirements for registration are set out in:

  • the Education and Training Reform Act 2006
  • Schedule 4 of the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017.

​Important information: The Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017 replaced the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007 on 25 June 2017. As a result, the guidelines above have been updated with changes that schools must comply with from 1 July 2018.

For an overview of these changes, see:

The minimum standards for registration relate to:

  • School governance — democratic principles, structure, probity, philosophy and not-for-profit status democratic principles, structure, probity, philosophy and not-for-profit status
  • Enrolment — student enrolment numbers, enrolment policy, register of enrolments
  • Curriculum and student learning — curriculum framework, student learning outcomes, monitoring and reporting on students' performance
  • Student Welfare — care, safety and welfare of students, discipline, attendance monitoring, attendance register
  • Staff employment — teacher registration requirements, compliance with the Working with Children Act 2005
  • School infrastructure — buildings, facilities and grounds, and educational facilities.

There are also specific requirements in relation to: