School Operations

Day to day operational issues including records management, food safety and privacy.

  • Accident and Incident Register
    The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) has established minimum standards in relation to Accident and Incident Register.
  • 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.
  • Animals in Schools
    The use of animals for scientific education purposes.
  • Archives and Records Management
    Guidelines on the retention and disposal of school records.
  • Boarding Schools – Guidelines for Operating
    Information and applicable legislation for schools which operate a Boarding House to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all boarders.
  • Bus Service – Operating or Hiring
    Schools operating or hiring a bus service have legislative requirements under the Bus Safety Act 2009 (Vic).
  • Canteens
    Information in relation to the regulatory requirements for schools operating a school canteen.
  • Copyright
    Information and legislative requirements in relation to the Copyright Act 1968.
  • Cybersafety
    Schools have a responsibility and legislative obligation to ensure they have policies and procedures to address cyberbullying.
  • 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.
  • Electoral Advertising
    Requirements under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth.) in relation to electoral advertisements.
  • Emergency Management Planning
    Guidelines for developing and implementing a plan.
  • Enrolment
    The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) has established minimum standards in relation to Enrolment.
  • Excursions and Camps
    Advice related to the planning and conducting of excursions, incursions, camps and overseas travel.
  • Fetes
    Fetes and other fundraising events within schools require legal and insurance compliance to protect the school and ensure the safety of all who attend.
  • First Aid
    Schools have a responsibility to provide first aid facilities and a sufficient number of trained staff under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).
  • Food Safety
    Requirements of the Victorian Food Act 1984.
  • Illicit Drugs
    The possession, use, distribution or selling of illicit drugs is prohibited by law. Schools have obligations in accordance with the law.
  • Incident Investigations
    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.
  • Internet Use Policy and Procedures (including Multimedia)
    Legislative and regulatory requirements mean that schools should have policies and procedures in place in relation to the safety and wellbeing of all students. This includes cyberbullying and the safe use of technology.
  • Interstate Student Data Transfer Note (ISDTN)
    Forms and protocols as agreed by MCEECDYA.
  • Outside School Hours Care
    Requirements for establishing an Outside School Hours Care operation.
  • Playground Equipment
    Requirements and information to assist schools in the design, installation and maintenance of playground equipment.
  • Privacy
    In accordance with the Privacy Act 1988, policy and procedures are required to be in place.
  • Reporting Criminal Offences
    Information pertaining to the reporting of criminal offences and a schools legal obligations to do so.
  • Risk Management Process
    Information and support material to assist schools to develop risk management processes.
  • Security Risk Management
    Information relating to the development and implantation of risk management strategies.
  • Smoking Bans at Victorian Schools
    Requirements for schools in accordance with amendments to the Tobacco Act 1987.
  • Student Attendance
    Requirements for roll marking and monitoring of attendance.
  • Student Background Characterisation Data Collection
    Data collection required for the Australian Government under the Schools Assistance Act 2008 (Cth.).
  • Student Dress Code
    A student dress code details the expectations of a school in regard to student appearance.
  • Student Photographs and Privacy
    Guidelines in relation to the use of student images and recording of student performances.
  • Student Welfare
    The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) has established minimum standards in relation to student welfare policies.
  • Town Planning
    Information related to State and local planning schemes.
  • Water Restrictions
    Information and resources for schools relating to the enforcement of water restrictions under the Water Industry Act 1994 (Vic).