Queensland schools, where endorsed by the principal's supervisor, may participate in international accreditation processes. International accreditation assists in promoting confidence in the schooling sector. These schools require alternative planning and reviewing processes and cycles.
Schools achieving accreditation (for example, through the Council of International Schools or other approved accreditation programs) are involved in an external quality assurance review against a set of international standards. This quality assurance process replaces the quadrennial school review for Queensland state schools as outlined in the School Planning, Reviewing and Reporting Framework.
However, accredited schools are still required to submit to the principal's supervisor, a long term strategic plan aligned to their accreditation review and planning cycle and an annual implementation plan in line with other schools. Schools are to comply with other reporting, accountability and financial requirements of the School Planning, Reviewing and Reporting Framework.