Compliance Framework Information Listed Alphabetically
Accident and Incident Register
The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) has established minimum standards in relation to Accident and Incident Registers.
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Do you need to comply?
Yes, under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic.) and the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007 (Vic.).
Conditions of compliance
The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) has established minimum standards in relation to schools’ accident and incident registers.
If you have to comply, what do you have to do?
In addition to their professional obligations, principals and teachers have a legal duty to take reasonable steps to protect students in their charge from risks of injury that are reasonably foreseeable.
It is the school’s responsibility to maintain a record of all accidents and incidents.
The accident and incident register should include the following details for each incident:
name and year level of the student involved
date and time of the accident/incident
exact location of where the accident/incident occurred
how the accident/incident occurred
nature of the injury/illness
names of any witnesses to the accident/incident, and
date of notification of the accident/incident.
What are the consequences if you don’t comply?
If the VRQA determines that a registered school does not comply with one or more of the minimum standards, it may:
impose conditions on the school’s registration
prohibit the school from enrolling any new students
require the school to report its non-compliance to parents
suspend, cancel or impose conditions on the school’s registration.