Information dealing with issues such as duty of care, student wellbeing, excursions and work experience.
Information relating to clearly defined policies and procedures about alcohol possession and consumption.
Amendments to the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic.)
The Crimes Act 1958 (Vic) was amended in 2014 to incorporate Failure to Disclose Offence, Grooming Offence and Failure to Protect Offence. Penalties apply for not complying to these laws.
Guidelines to assist schools in managing severe allergies.
The Victorian Child Safe Standards aim to drive cultural change in organisations that provide services for children so that protecting children from abuse is embedded in everyday thinking and practice.
Information and legislative requirements in relation to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).
Schools have a responsibility and legislative obligation to ensure they have policies and procedures to address cyberbullying.
Requirements for schools with student enrolments at the Virtual School Victoria.
Duty of Care
Principals and teachers have a legal duty to protect students in their care from risks that are reasonably preventable. Such duty cannot be assigned to another party.
Enrolling Students on Visas
Different conditions apply to enrolling students on a visa who are deemed ‘Overseas Students’ or ‘Students on a Visa’.
The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) has established minimum standards in relation to Enrolment.
Schools have a legal and legislative responsibility to ensure policies and procedures are in place to investigate incidents and incidents of a serious nature that occur. Depending on the severity of the incident, this may involve other agencies.
Structured Workplace Learning
Structured Workplace learning is on-the-job training during which a student is expected to master a set of skills or competencies, related to a course accredited by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).
Work experience is short term industry placement. The Education Training and Reform Act 2006 (Vic) states that work experience should only be conducted in the school year. There are many requirements to which schools must comply.