Updated Guidelines for schools in 2021

Guidelines to the Minimum Standards and Requirements for School RegistrationUpdated Guidelines to the Minimum Standards and Requirements for School Registration commence for:

  • new school registrations on 1 January 2021
  • existing registered schools on 1 July 2021.

We updated the Guidelines to incorporate amendments to the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017 which now allow schools to use money, other than government funding, and space within their property to conduct an early learning centre that is a feeder for school enrolments.

The updated Guidelines explain the evidence required for schools operating or intending to operate an early learning centre.

To access the Guidelines, see:

We will work with schools in the lead-up to 1 July 2021, to help them understand the new requirements. In the meantime, our FAQs answer some questions raised by stakeholders through our consultation process. For a copy of the FAQs, see:

We updated the Guidelines in consultation with Independent Schools Victoria, the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria, the Department of Education and Training and other school systems.

If you would like more information about the updated Guidelines, contact us: