(1) If, at any time before the expiration of the accreditation of a non-government school, the Authority is not satisfied that the requirements of this Act relating to the courses of study to be undertaken by its candidates for the certificate concerned are being complied with, it may give a written notice under subsection (2) to the proprietor or principal of the school or, in the case of a school that is a member of a system of non-government schools, the approved authority for the system.
(2) The notice:(a) is to state that the Authority will reduce the period of accreditation of the school under subsection (3) unless the matters specified in the notice have been addressed, and(b) may specify the time within which such matters should be addressed.
(3) If a school that receives a notice under subsection (2) fails to address the matters specified in the notice to the satisfaction of the Authority (within the time, if any, specified in the notice), the Authority may reduce the duration of the accreditation of the school by issuing a further certificate of accreditation for the school specifying a reduced period of accreditation.
(4) The Authority may reduce the duration of the accreditation of a school on more than one occasion.
(5) The proprietor or principal of a non-government school that has its period of accreditation reduced under this section or, in the case of a school that is a member of a system of non-government schools, the approved authority for the system must, as soon as practicable after the period is reduced, notify the parents of students at the school in writing that the period has been reduced and the consequences of the reduction.Maximum penalty: 5 penalty units.