ISA submissions to key decision makers and policy and review groups that represent and advocate for the Independent schooling sector.
Statement of support for child safety practices
2 December 2022
Independent Schools Australia supports the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
Submission: Draft National Teacher Workforce Action Plan
29 November 2022
ISA is pleased these significant teacher workforce issues are receiving national attention and the national conversation about the challenges facing schools in attracting and retaining teachers is being amplified and elevated.
Submission: Review of the National School Reform Agreement – Interim Report
26 October 2022
ISA has prepared this submission in response to the Productivity Commission’s Review of the National School Reform Agreement - Interim Report and seeks to address four key policy challenges facing Australia’s school systems noted in the interim report as well as the draft recommendations.
Submission: National School Chaplaincy Program review
14 September 2022
The Independent school sector highly values the NSCP and recommends the program continues for current participating schools, that funding certainty is provided, and the program is extended to all Independent schools and supports the scope being widened to include wellbeing officers.
Submission: Draft National Statement of Commitment to Transform Education
5 August 2022
ISA is broadly supportive of the draft National Statement of Commitment.
Submission: Review of the National School Reform Agreement
1 July 2022
ISA acknowledges the importance of the education reform agenda outlined in the current National School Reform Agreement (NSRA) and its basis in significant work undertaken through a range of reviews, including Through Growth to Achievement; Report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools (Gonski et al 2018).
Submission: Education Services for Overseas Students
29 April 2022
ISA's response to the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Review of the legislative framework by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment.
Submission: DGR Category for Pastoral Care Services
29 April 2022
Consultation on implementation design of a new deductible gift recipient (DGR) category.
Submission: Overseas student health cover
1 April 2022
Independent Schools Australia broadly supports the proposed changes to the Deed.
Submission: Social Media and Online Safety
ISA's response to Inquiry by the Select Committee on Social Media and Online Safety on the range of potential harms faced by Australians from social media and other online platforms.
2022-23 Federal Budget submission
This submission to the Federal Budget highlights three areas of concern for Independent schools: Support for learners' wellbeing, support for choice, and support for implementing national reform priorities.
Submission: Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students
ISA's response to consultation on amendments to charging arrangements for the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
Submission: Foundation Program Standards
ISA response to consultation on Foundation Program Standards: Positioning for Quality, Success and Competitiveness.
Submission: International Education Strategy
ISA's response to consultation on an Australian Strategy for International Education 2021-2030.
Submission: Inquiry into the Australian Education Amendment (Direct Measure of Income) Bill 2020 [Provisions]
More work is required to ensure that the DMI methodology is suitable for all schools and can be implemented in a way that will not adversely impact on significant numbers of Independent schools. serving large numbers of Australian families.
Submission: NSRB Regional Loadings
ISA's response to the National School Resourcing Board(NSRB) Review of Regional Schooling Resource Standard Loadings.
Submission: Skills Priority List
ISA's response to Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa changes.