Ministerial Instructions

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Ministerial Instruction No 1 for Enrolment of a School Aged Child or Youth

This Ministerial Instruction specifies the information requirements to enrol a school-aged child or youth in a state or non-government school, apply for an exemption from enrolment, and enrol home-educated school-aged children or youth at state or non-government schools.

Ministerial Instruction No 2 for Dual Enrolment of Students with a Disability

This Ministerial Instruction applies to all State and Non-Government Schools to allow school-aged children or youths with disability to dual enrol in a support school while maintaining enrolment in a mainstream school when all the requirements in the Instructions are met.

Ministerial Instruction No 3 for Part-Time Attendance at School

This Ministerial Instruction outlines the process for applications for part-time attendance, and specifies the circumstances in which a parent of a school-aged child, or independent student may apply to attend State and non-government schools on a part-time basis.

Ministerial Instruction No 4 Students Excused from Daily Attendance at School

This Ministerial Instruction specifies the circumstances in which a school-aged child or youth is excused from attendance at school, which are in addition to those circumstances identified in sections 19 and 36 the Education Act 2016.

Ministerial Instruction No 5 for Authorising a Person to Act as an Authorised Person for the Purpose of Sections 40(2) and 40(3)

This Ministerial Instruction sets out the requirements for authorised persons.

Ministerial Instruction No 6 Relating to School Student Absences

This Ministerial Instruction outlines the processes to be followed in managing absences of school students, the information to be included in a referral to the Registrar and how this information will be assessed against the requirements for convening a compulsory conciliation conference, and requirements of a conciliator in conducting a conference.  

Ministerial Instruction No 7 for Elimination or Amelioration of Risks to Health and Safety of Persons at School

This Ministerial Instruction applies to all State and Non-Government Schools and provides principals with the authority to request or require information about a child’s behaviour where it may pose a risk to the health and safety of the child, or other persons at the school, while supporting the child’s access to education.

Ministerial Instruction No 8 for Transition Statement

This Ministerial Instruction applies to State and non-government schools and registered home educators. It specifies the requirements of a Principal or the Registrar to issue a Transition Statement to a student in Year 10.

Ministerial Instruction No 9 for Year 12 Completion Certificate

This Ministerial Instruction applies to State and non-government schools and registered home educators. It specifies the requirements of a Principal or the Registrar to issue a Year 12 Completion Certificate.

Ministerial Instruction No 10 for Application for Exemption from Participation in an Approved Learning Program

This Ministerial Instruction specifies the requirements for a parent or independent youth to apply for an exemption to participate in an Approved Learning Program.

Ministerial Instruction No 11 for Application for Part Time Attendance at an Approved Learning Program

This Ministerial Instruction specifies the circumstances in which a parent of a youth or an independent youth may apply to attend an Approved Learning Program part-time.

Ministerial Instruction No 12 for School Associations

This Ministerial Instruction outlines the process a school association must follow in order to apply for approval to undertake a restricted activity.

Ministerial Instruction No 13 for Home Education

This Ministerial Instruction sets out the processes associated with the assessment, approval and monitoring of a home education program.

Ministerial Instruction No 14 for Grants to Registered Non-Government Schools

This Ministerial Instruction specifies the classes of children or persons that are eligibly enrolled at a non-government registered school to enable the Minister for Education and Training to approve grants to the governing bodies of non-government registered schools.

Ministerial Instruction No 15 Early Entry to School

This Ministerial Instruction specifies the requirements for early enrolment of children who, due to their age, do not satisfy the school starting age requirements in the Education Act 2016.