Registered non-government schools that are accredited must meet curriculum requirements that are additional to those required for registration.
Accreditation for Years 7 to 10 enables a school to enter candidates for the Record of School Achievement.
Accreditation for Years 11 to 12 enables a school to enter candidates for the Higher School Certificate.
The requirements and the evidence of compliance for schools relate to:
- the curriculum for the Record of School Achievement
- the curriculum for the Higher School Certificate
- the quality of the education program.
The Education Act 1990 makes provision for the requirements for the Record of School Achievement and the Higher School Certificate to be prescribed by Regulations developed by the Board of Studies. These requirements are outlined on the Board of Studies Assessment Certification Examination (ACE) website .
Applications for renewal of accreditation must be made using Form 2 and lodged with the Office of the Board of Studies at least nine (9) months before the expiry of the school's current period of accreditation.
The maximum period for which accreditation may be renewed is five (5) years.
The Education Act 1990 also makes provision for the accreditation of an established school not be renewed or to be cancelled where there are concerns about compliance.