Guidelines for counting students for school census

These guidelines have been prepared to assist schools complete their student enrolment census collections each year in February and August. Schools should refer to the guidelines for information on the eligibility of students for inclusion in the census and SRP funding counts.

For attendance recording advice, refer to Attendance.

These guidelines contain the following chapters:

  1. Introduction
  2. Time fraction assessment
  3. Attendance criteria
  4. Eligibility for Student Resource Package funding
  5. Conducting the census count
  6. Amending and resubmitting census returns in case of error
  7. Census data verification reviews
  8. Key contacts
    Appendix — additional CASES21 instructions
Table of contents page for the Guidelines for counting students for school census

Reviewed 27 January 2023

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