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Enrolment contracts: What you need to know 2023007WA is a Course

Enrolment contracts: What you need to know 2023007WA

Feb 20, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023

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Date and time

Monday 3 April 2023, 9.00am to 11.00am

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event


Principal, Deputy Principal, Head of School, Business Manager, Risk and Compliance Manager


An enrolment contract sets out the legal relationship between the school and the parents. A well-drafted and comprehensive enrolment contract is vital to avoiding contractual disputes with parents, including disputes about non-payment of fees.

This learning event will examine a recent court decision which questioned the validilty of an enrolment contract and consider what updates or changes should be made to the enrolment contract.                       

Key takeaways                 

  • practical strategies for managing the enrolment process, with a particular focus on enrolling students with disability

  • greater understanding of the essential terms of the enrolment contract

  • further information about the unfair contract regime in the Australian Consumer Law.

Link(s) to relevant VRQA Standards 

  • Enrolment – Enrolment policy

  • Enrolment – Register of enrolments

Presenter information

Sarah Dunn        

Sarah Dunn is School Services Advisor at Independent Schools Victoria. Sarah is an experienced lawyer in the education sector. She provides strategic and practical advice to Member Schools in relation to a range of legal, regulatory, risk and compliance issues.

Peter Roberts                   

Peter Roberts is currently Independent Schools Victoria’s Head of School Services, and the Company Secretary of the Victorian Independent Schools Block Grant Authority. In his roles, Peter provides advice and support to Independent schools, particularly in the areas of compliance and accountability, capital projects and school operations. He has played a leading role in implementing various Australian and Victorian Government education programs focused on school performance and infrastructure improvement. Prior to joining ISV, he spent twenty years working in Victorian secondary schools as a teacher and Assistant Principal.

Link(s) to relevant VRQA Standards

  • Enrolment – Enrolment  policy 

  • Enrolment – Register of enrolments