NESA’s Registration and Accreditation Requirements
Where a school intends to nominate candidates for the Record of School Achievement (RoSA) or the Higher School Certificate (HSC) there is an additional requirement for the school to be accredited, which provides assurance that the requirements for these credentials are being, or will be met.
Schools can be recognised as either a:
- Special School for students with disability, or
- Special Assistance School for students who may have social, emotional or behavioural needs.
Schools with recognition as a Special School or a Special Assistance School limit their enrolments to students who have these characteristics.
To be granted recognition as a Special School or as a Special Assistance School, a school’s Enrolment Policy must identify the characteristics of the disability or social, emotional and/or behavioural needs of the students eligible to enrol in the school.
NESA’s Registered and Accredited Individual Non-Government Schools (NSW) Manual
New Schools Need to Demonstrate Capacity to Comply
A school applying for initial registration must demonstrate its capacity to comply with the registration requirements which includes having in place policies and procedures that detail how the school will operate once established. A school would also need to have in place planning for the curriculum to be delivered by the school.