Registration and accreditation of schools
The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is responsible for monitoring the compliance of non-government schools with the registration and accreditation requirements of the Education Act 1990.
Registration is a non-government school's licence to operate under the Act.
Accreditation authorises a non-government school to present candidates for the award of the Record of School Achievement and/or Higher School Certificate.
Information about registration and accreditation is available on the School Registration (RANGS) website.
The requirements for registration and accreditation are detailed in the registration manuals:
- Registered and Accredited Individual Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual
- Registration Systems and Member Non-government Schools (NSW) Manual
If you are looking for a NSW Government school, please visit the NSW Government school finder on the Department of Education and Communities website.
Approval of school providers
NESA also administers the approval process for school providers to deliver courses to overseas students in New South Wales.