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Registration and Accreditation of Non-government Schools (RANGS)

RANGS Online

This website provides information about the registration and accreditation of non-government schools in NSW.

The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards is responsible for providing advice and making recommendations to the Minister for Education about the registration of non-government schools and for making decisions about the accreditation of non-government schools to present candidates for the Record of School Achievement and Higher School Certificate.

Registered and accredited non-government schools, and registration systems, must abide by the Education Act 1990.

The requirements for registration and accreditation are detailed in the following Manuals, one for individual non-government schools, the other for systems of non-government schools and schools belonging to a system.

This website supports the manuals by providing information about the registration in an easy to access format.

Also available are lists of the requirements in the form of proforma checklists. Many schools find the proformas helpful in planning for renewal of registration.

Proformas for Document Audits for Individual Schools (PDF)
Also available in Word format
Updated January 2016
Proformas for Document Audits for System Member Schools (PDF)
Also available in Word format
Updated January 2016

The information on this site and in the manuals should be read in conjunction with the Education Act 1990 and, where applicable, the BOSTES Assessment, Certification and Examination (ACE) Manual and the BOSTES syllabuses.

RANGS Online

Non-government schools and registration systems can use RANGS Online to:

  • view school details
  • view system details
  • select, complete and submit application forms
  • select, complete and submit notification forms
  • submit Annual School Reports
  • view previously submitted forms and/or Annual School Reports.

Access to RANGS Online is via a unique User ID and password.
If you require advice or you are a new user please contact the Registration Unit on 02 9367 8432.

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