Legislative Base

The various Acts and Regulations covering school operations.

Do you need to comply?

Yes, according to the provisions of the various Acts and Regulations applicable to schools.

Conditions of compliance

A School Council/Board has a responsibility to understand the legal basis for the operation of its school.

If you have to comply, what do you have to do?

Schools must comply with many State and Commonwealth Acts and Regulations. Among the most important pieces of legislation are:

  • Australian Education Act 2013
  • Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic)
  • Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017

These and other Acts and Regulations are listed in the Independent Schools Victoria document State and Commonwealth Legislative Base (Members’ Area password required).

What are the consequences if you don’t comply?

You may be penalised, fined or your school could be de-registered.

Who will help you?

Independent Schools Victoria contact:

Peter Roberts
Director, School Services
Ph. 03 9825 7211

Kieren Noonan
School Services Advisor
Ph. 03 9825 7275

Documents for Download

PDFISV: State and Commonwealth Legislative Base (members’ area password required)

Links and Resources

External linkVictorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents

External linkCommonwealth of Australia Law