Education and Training Act 2020

3 Instructions and guidelines on operation of enrolment schemes

(1)

The Secretary may issue instructions to State schools that have enrolment schemes about the following matters:

(a)

the procedures for holding ballots:

(b)

the dates on which ballots are to be held:

(c)

the establishment and maintenance of waiting lists:

(d)

the information to be given to applicants who live outside the school’s home zone:

(e)

any other matter that the Secretary considers necessary for ensuring the fair, transparent, and efficient operation of enrolment schemes.

(2)

Instructions issued under subclause (1)—

(a)

must be complied with by schools; and

(b)

may apply to all or specified schools or classes of school; and

(c)

must be notified in the Gazette, either in full, or by a notice outlining the content of the instructions and stating where a copy can be obtained, along with the date on which the instructions take effect; and

(d)

may be amended or revoked, in which case notice of the amendment or revocation must be given in the Gazette, as described in paragraph (c).

(3)

The Secretary may issue guidelines to State schools about either or both of the following matters:

(a)

the basis on which the Secretary’s powers in relation to enrolment schemes may be exercised (including, in particular, the power in clause 14(2)(a) relating to the determination of whether an applicant lives within a home zone or outside it):

(b)

the manner in which schools must conduct reviews under clause 13 (which relates to the review of a student’s enrolment).

Compare: 1989 No 80 s 11G