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Schools and institutions

QCAT is able to review a decision made by the Department of Education about schools and institutions including:

  • prohibiting a person from entering a school’s premises
  • exclusion of a student
  • removing a nominated person
  • accreditation of syllabus or guideline, eligibility to take external examinations and core skills test, levels of achievement in examinations, grading tests, completion of contributing studies, determining qualification equivalency and recognising non-Queensland studies.

If you feel the decision is wrong you can apply for a review of the decision. Generally you need to apply to QCAT for a review of a decision within 28 days of you being notified of the decision.

If you have not received reasons for the decision you have 28 days to apply to QCAT from the day the reasons are given to you or 28 days from when you asked for the reasons, whichever is earliest. There are exceptions to the 28 day rule so check your QCAT information notice for information about the time limit that applies in your case.

Descriptions of QCAT's jurisdiction on this website are general information only. They do not definitively describe the types of applications on which QCAT can make decisions. The relevant legislation determines QCAT's jurisdiction. If you are unsure about your legal rights, you should seek legal advice. Your individual circumstances should guide any actions taken to resolve your dispute.

Last reviewed
31 May 2012
Last updated
31 May 2012

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