Submission process FAQs

How do I complete a submission?

Submissions are to be made by filling out the online submission form. Before finalising your submission, be sure to check that you:

  • have read the consultation paper and the Review's terms of reference
  • have permission to make a submission on behalf of an organisation (if relevant)
  • have provided evidence that directly relates to your key points
  • have outlined not only what the issues are but how problems can be addressed
  • have provided a summary of the key points in your submission
  • have indicated on the submission form if you do not want your submission published or if you want it published anonymously
  • have agreed to the Privacy statement and Terms and Conditions in the submission form.

Do I need to provide my name and contact details to make a submission?

No. It is not a requirement to provide your personal details to make a submission. If you do not wish to identify yourself, please record 'anonymous' in the relevant mandatory fields on the submission form.

Will submissions be made public?

All submissions will be made public following the Review unless the author does not agree to publication in the submission form. The Board reserves the right to edit or redact part or all of a submission, or withhold a submission from publication, if it believes that the content of the submission contains personal information or is defamatory, offensive, contravenes anti‑discrimination or anti‑vilification law or otherwise breaches any law.

Is there a word limit?

Yes. There is a 3300 word limit. This includes up to 3000 words for submissions and up to 300 words to provide a summary of the key points.

Can I include pictures, hyperlinks or attachments with my submission?

No. The online submission response boxes are text only and pictures or other attachments cannot be included.

Can I start a submission and save it to come back to later?

No. The form must be completed in one sitting. The FAQs provide information on what to expect in the online submission process.

What happens to my submission once I hit submit?

You will receive an email receipt that lets you know that we have received your submission.

Who can I contact for assistance?

For assistance with the online submission process, please contact the Review Secretariat at NSRBsecretariat@education.gov.au.

What other ways can I engage with the Review?

The public submission process is the primary method of consultation for the Review. Please register to receive updates on the Review.