Not-for-profit requirements now apply to existing schools

​Updated Guidelines to the Minimum Standards and Requirements for School Registration were published on 15 June 2020. They came into effect for new schools on 1 January 2021 and as of 1 July 2021 they apply to all existing schools.

The updated Guidelines include changes to the not-for-profit requirements for schools with early learning centres. The amendment allows schools to use money, other than government funding, and space within their property for early learning centres that are a feeder for school enrolments.

We periodically review independent schools to make sure they are meeting the minimum standards and other requirements for registration. To assist schools undergoing review we have now updated our Review Readiness Tool to reflect the not-for-profit requirements in the updated Guidelines, see:

For more information, see: