Compliance Framework Information Listed Alphabetically
Census (Australian Government Department of Education and Training)
The Australian Government census of Independent schools.
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Do you need to comply?
Yes, if your school receives funding under the Australian Education Act 2013 (Cth.).
Conditions of compliance
You must submit the Census of non-government schools to the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (Aus DET).
If you have to comply, what do you have to do?
The Census collects information on staff and students from all non-government establishments which have as their major activity the administration or provision of full time primary, secondary and/or special education. The data represents a ‘snapshot’ of the staffing and student numbers on Census Day.
The Census collects data on:
Staff and Indigenous Staff (teaching, non-teaching and boarding staff, if applicable)
Students (Full Time and Part Time)
Students with disabilities
Distance Education Students
Non Tuition Boarders
Schools need to complete the Aus DET Census online by the required date (usually in early August).
What are the consequences if you don’t comply?
Independent schools receive funding from the Australian Government under Australian Education Act 2013 (Cth.) subject to the conditions which are set out in the Act.
Submission of the Census is a condition under the Act.