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Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual

The Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual provides information about the requirements for registered and accredited non-government schools under the Education Act 1990 (NSW) (‘the Education Act’).

Registration is a non-government school’s licence to operate. The main purpose of registration is to ensure that the requirements of the Education Act are being, or will be, met.

Accreditation authorises a non-government school to nominate candidates for the award of the Record of School Achievement and/or the Higher School Certificate. The main purpose of accreditation is to ensure that the requirements for the Record of School Achievement and/or the Higher School Certificate are being, or will be, met.

This Manual provides details about the legislative basis for registration and accreditation, the requirements and associated evidence of compliance and the application and assessment process.

The Manual should be read in conjunction with the Education Act and, as applicable, NESA's syllabuses, Assessment Certification Examination (ACE) website (‘the ACE website’), and Official Notices. The Education Act is amended from time to time and registered and accredited schools need to be aware that they must abide by the current Education Act and all its amendments.

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