Education and Training Reform Regulations Review

Submissions to the Education and Training Reform Regulations Review have been removed and are not publicly available at this time. The Department is contacting those affected by the inadvertent publication of personal information. We ask anyone who downloaded material containing confidential information not to publish, circulate or use the material.

If you are affected or would like to speak to someone about this issue, please contact the Department’s Privacy Unit (03) 8688 7967.

​​​​​​​The Department is reviewing the proposed Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017 before the current 2007 Regulations sunset on 26 June 2017.

The public consultation period closed at 5pm on Tuesday, 28 February 2017​.

Review of the Regulations

The purpose of this consultation period and submission process was to seek feedback on the draft proposed Regulations; see: 

​The Department is currently considering all submissions on the proposed Regulations. The final Regulations will be made in June 2017.

In accordance with the Subordinate Legislation Act 1994, a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) presenting a cost-benefit analysis of the proposed Regulations has been prepared. See: 

Stakeholder feedback was considered in the preparation of these documents. ​

Scope of the review

This review relates to matters that can be dealt with in regulations, and does not include matters that would require legislative amendment to the Education and Training Reform Act 2006. 

The scope of matters that may be prescribed in regulations is outlined in section 5.10.1 of, and Schedule 5 to, the Education and Training Reform Act 2006.

Other principal regulations made under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, including the Education and Training Reform (School Safety) Regulations 2011 and the Education and Training Reform (School Attendance) Regulations 2013 are not affected by the sunsetting Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007. However they will be reviewed to ensure ongoing consistency with any changes made as a result of this review process. 



The public consultation period is now closed. Thank you to those who provided submissions. The submissions will be published on this website shortly, with the exception of those that requested confidentiality.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact the regulation review team on (03) 9637 3076 or email:​