Useful Links

Find out more about independent schooling and education in general in Queensland and Australia.

Other Independent schools associations

Independent Schools Council of Australia
Represents the interests of the independent school sector at the federal level.
Phone: (02) 6282 3488 Email:

Independent Schools Victoria
Telephone: (03) 9825 7200

Association of Independent Schools of the ACT
Telephone: (02) 6162 0834

Association of Independent Schools of New South Wales
Telephone: (02) 9299 2845 Email:

Association of Independent Schools of the Northern Territory
Telephone: (08) 8981 8668

Association of Independent Schools of South Australia
Telephone: (08) 8179 1400 Email:

Association of Independent Schools of Tasmania
Telephone: (03) 6224 0125

Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia
Telephone: (08) 9441 1600 Email:

Queensland websites

Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment
Queensland government agency responsible for education.

Non-State Schools Accreditation Board
Accreditation body for non-state schools in Queensland. It is responsible for assessing accreditation applications and awarding accreditation to schools that complying with a set of criteria.

Queensland Catholic Education Commission
Co-ordinates and advances Catholic education in Queensland.

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority
Provides Kindergarten to Year 12 syllabuses, guidelines, assessment, reporting, testing and certification services for Queensland schools. 

Queensland College of Teachers
Regulatory body for the teaching profession in Queensland. Responsible for the registration of teachers.

The Queensland Indigenous Education Consultative Committee
Independent advisory body to the Queensland and Australian governments on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education.

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian
Promotes and protects the rights, interests and wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people in Queensland.

Queensland Independent Schools Parents Council
Advocates on behalf of all independent school parents on educational and related issues.

Non Government Schools Transport Assistance Scheme (NGSTAS)
Provides transport assistance to eligible students at Queensland independent and Catholic schools.

Queensland Schools Alliance Against Violence
Provides advice to the Queensland government on addressing bullying and violence in Queensland schools.

National websites

Department of Education and Training
Federal government agency responsible for education.

Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood
Provides a forum for coordinating strategic policy on school education and early childhood development at the national level. (Formerly the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs)

Education Services Australia
Provides services to support the delivery of national priorities and initiatives, such as the Australian Curriculum, in the schools, training and higher education sectors.

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
Responsible for the development of a national curriculum and a related national assessment program that measures students’ progress.

Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia
Professional association for principals of independent schools in Australia.

Australian Council for Educational Research
Educational research and development organisation.