Information dealing with issues such as duty of care, student wellbeing, excursions and work experience.

  • Alcohol
    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.
  • Anaphylaxis
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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’.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.).
  • 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 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 Welfare
    The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) has established minimum standards in relation to student welfare policies.
  • 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.