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.
- Anti-Bullying and Harassment
Guidelines for the development and implementation of anti-bullying policies.
- Asthma Management
The Victorian Schools Asthma Policy.
- Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund
- Obligations of schools in the administration of Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund
- Child Protection / Mandatory Reporting
Obligations under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 (Vic.).
- Child Safe Standards
- The Victorian Child Safe Standards aim to drive cultural change in organisation 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.
Schools have a responsibility and legislative obligation to ensure they have policies and procedures to address cyberbullying.
- Distance Education
Requirements for schools with student enrolments at the Distance Education Centre of 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.
- Equal Opportunity and Anti-Discrimination
Advice on developing policies and procedures related to equal opportunity and anti-discrimination.
- Excursions and Camps
Advice related to the planning and conducting of excursions, incursions, camps and overseas travel.
- Head Lice (Pedliculosis)
The discovery of head lice can be a sensitive issue. Schools are encouraged to establish head lice management procedures.
- Illicit Drugs
The possession, use, distribution or selling of illicit drugs is prohibited by law. Schools have obligations in accordance with the law.
- Immunisation Certificates
Requirements before enrolling a primary school student.
- 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.
- Infectious Diseases
Requirements under the Health (Infectious Diseases) Regulations 2001 (Vic.).
- 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.
- Overseas Students (formerly FFPOS)
Requirements for enrolling full fee paying overseas students.
- Resiliency Program
Obligations of schools in the expenditure of funding received through the Resiliency Program.
- 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).
- Student Attendance
Requirements for roll marking and monitoring of attendance.
- Student Discipline
The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) has established minimum standards in relation to School Registration.
- Student Dress Code
A student dress code details the expectations of a school in regard to student appearance.
- Student Background Characteristics Data Collection
Data collection required for the Australian Government under the Schools Assistance Act 2008 (Cth.).
- Student Exchange Programs
Guidelines for registration as a provider of overseas student exchange programs.
- Student Photographs and Privacy
Guidelines in relation to the use of student images and recording of student performances.
- Student Reporting
Requirements under Australian Government Regulations.
- Student Welfare
The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) has established minimum standards in relation to student welfare policies.
- Students with Disabilities
Consultation processes required under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth.).
- Work Experience
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.