Registration of Schools

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Purpose of this policy

To ensure all government schools are correctly registered and meet minimum standards.

Prerequisite legislation

Minimum standards and requirements that apply to all government (and non-government schools) are detailed in the:

  • Education and Training Reform Act 2006
  • Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007
  • Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) Guide to minimum standards and other requirements for school registration, see: Other resources

Note: All government schools in operation on 30 June 2007 were deemed to be registered on 1 July 2007, when the Act was declared.

Policy

The Minister for Education has legislative responsibility for the education of all primary and secondary school children.

All providers of school education must ensure that:

  • the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) has granted registration to them before they begin operating
  • they meet minimum standards
  • they support and promote the principles of Australian democracy.

See: Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority

Government school registration

Government schools must notify the regional office when they propose any of the following:

  • opening a new school
  • creating a new school through the merger of existing schools
  • opening an additional campus
  • relocating a school to a new site
  • offering additional year levels
  • changing a school’s registration type, such as from primary to specialist.

Government school registration applications are managed by the System Design and Integration Division. Registrations are assessed and submitted to the VRQA by the System Design and Integration Division on behalf of the Deputy Secretary, Regional Services Group.  Schools that are required to submit a VRQA registration should contact the relevant regional office, who will liaise with the System Design and Integration Division.

Contacts

This table lists contact details:

Further information aboutContact

Government schools - registration and minimum standards

System Design and Integration Division
Regional Services Group
Level 1, 2 Treasury Place
East Melbourne 3002
Phone: (03) 9947 1854

school.reorganisation@edumail.vic.gov.au

Non-government schools - registration and minimum standards

Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority
Level 4, Casselden Place
Melbourne 3000
Phone: (03) 9637 2806

Related policies

Other resources

  • For the Guide to minimum standards and other requirements for school registration, see: VRQA - Schools