School Survey Data for Non-State Schools - Qld 2019
Download the Instructions for completing School Survey for Non-State Schools - Queensland 2019 [PDF 1.36MB].
The Board is interested in your feedback in relation to the administration and collection of the Census data. The feedback submitted will be used to improve and refine the process of how the Census is maintained and performed from the user's perspective. Following submission of the Census form, please take a few minutes to complete the Census 2019 - Feedback Survey.All responses are anonymous. firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms are due to be submitted by Friday, 1 March 2019. Please note that students enrolled at a school as at Census Day, may be included in the school’s census return if they were prohibited from attending the school up to and including the Census Day because of the weather event.
To be clear, this includes students for whom a school is eligible for recurrent grants.
The Board has developed a number of vodcasts to assist users with the completion of the School Survey Data for Non-State Schools – Queensland 2019. Please click on a link below to view the vodcast.
- the application of the minimum attendance requirements and applying the 'Beyond the control of' test
- English as a Second Language tuition (updated for 2019)
- full-time attendance - not eligible, even though exemption from attendance is granted by principal, further explained
- boarding students
- students from isolated zones (updated for 2019)
- overseas students
- indigenous students (new in 2019)
- students with disability (new in 2019)
Data provided in the School Survey Data for Non-State Schools – Queensland 2019 (the ‘Census form’) are used by the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (the ‘Board’) in connection with its statutory functions. The data are also used by the Queensland Department of Education (the ‘Department’) in assessing the entitlement to allowances distributed to governing bodies of non-State schools on behalf of the Queensland Minister for Education.
Overseas students, who are responsible for the cost of their own education, do not receive state recurrent funding. These students are to be excluded from all sections of the Census form, except the section titled Overseas students.
The Census Day is the last Friday of February of each year.
Complete the Census form using data as at Friday, 22 February 2019, except for Boarding fee concessions, which refers to 2018 data.
The completed Census form is to be submitted to the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board Secretariat (‘NSSAB Secretariat’) via NSSAB Online Services no later than Friday, 1 March 2019 (Friday following Census Day).
Census form [PDF 2.2MB]
Further instructions regarding the download of the Census 2019 form can be found on the Download the Census form page.
The Census form collects data on:
- School/site details
- Overseas students
- 'No visa' students
- Full-time students
- Part-time students
- English as a Second Language (ESL) students
- Indigenous students
- Students with disability (SWD)
- Students from isolated zones
- Boarding students and Boarding fee concessions
Legislative changes require that all enrolment, attendance and related documentation used in completing the Census form is to be retained by the school/governing body for a period of five years from Census Day, and in a way that ensures the integrity and security of the data and documents.
Last updated 22 February, 2019