Educators & Providers
Information for staff:child ratios and Early Childhood Teacher rations can be found here on the NSW Education website.
Qualifications and all other Workforce information can be found here on the NSW Education website.
To be eligible for State Government funding, non-Government schools must be registered in terms of the NSW Education Act 1990. Registration of non-government schools in NSW is undertaken by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
Information about registration and accreditation of non-government schools is available on the NESA website.
External Affairs and Regulation oversees the functions outlined in Section 83C-83L of the NSW Education Act 1990 which states that to be eligible for NSW Government funding, non-government schools must not operate for profit.
In October 2014, the NSW Parliament passed amendments which tighten the non-for-profit requirements under the Education Act 1990.
The definition of non-for-profit has been made clearer and specifies that:
- All income and assets must be used for the operation of the school
- Members of school governing bodies cannot be paid sitting fees
- All payments, including payments to related parties, must be at market value
- Schools must have met the new requirements by 29 January 2015.
The Minister for Education has the authority to audit schools at any time. Schools must cooperate with investigations and provide information to the Department of Education as required, or risk being declared non-compliant.
Guidelines have been developed to assist schools and school proprietors to comply with the requirements.
For further information, please also see
The Non-Government Schools Not-for-profit Advisory Committee has been established by the NSW Education Act 1990 and provides advice to the Minister for Education on the compliance of schools and proprietors of schools with the non-for-profit requirements.