Schools policies & procedures



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Aboriginal Education and Training Policy

The Aboriginal Education and Training Policy defines the Department's commitments in this area in schools, TAFE NSW Institutes and community education settings. It was developed in response to the Aboriginal Education Review 2004, in collaboration with Aboriginal communities and key partners.

Policy PD20080385 09/12/2013

Aboriginal Education and Training Policy: An Introductory Guide (PDF 302KB) - without cover page

The Introductory Guide provides direction and context for the introduction of the Aboriginal Education and Training Policy. This version is without the coloured cover page, for easier download.

Guideline PD20080385 01/07/2009

Aboriginal Education and Training Policy: An Introductory Guide (PDF 556KB) - with cover page.

The Introductory Guide provides direction and context for the introduction of the Aboriginal Education and Training Policy.

Guideline PD20080385 01/07/2009

Turning Policy into Action: A Guide for Local Planning Groups (PDF 1MB) - with coloured cover page

Outlines decision making steps for implementing the Aboriginal Education & Training Policy. Includes a Reflect>Plan>Act Guide, Community Partnerships Planning sheet, the Policy, and sections of the Aboriginal Education and Training Strategy 2009-2012.

Guideline PD20080385 01/09/2009

Turning Policy into Action: A Guide for Local Planning Groups (PDF 714kb) - without coloured cover page

Outlines decision making steps for implementing the Aboriginal Education & Training Policy. Includes a Reflect>Plan>Act Guide, Community Partnerships Planning sheet, the Policy, and sections of the Aboriginal Education and Training Strategy 2009-2012. This version is without the coloured cover page.

Guideline PD20080385 01/09/2009

Access to Government Subsidised Training in TAFE NSW - TAFE NSW

This policy sets out the requirements and accountabilities for access to government subsidised training through TAFE NSW.

Policy PD20130438 28/10/2013

Access to Government Subsidised Training - ATSI Application Form - 2014 - TAFE NSW

This form is required to support the provision of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander eligibility criteria for accessing government subsidised training in TAFE NSW.

Procedure PD20130438 24/10/2013

Access to Government Subsidised Training - Proof of Employment Application Form - 2014 - TAFE NSW

This form is required to support the provision of proof of employment within NSW to meet eligibility criteria for accessing government subsidised training in TAFE NSW.

Procedure PD20130438 29/05/2013

Accreditation of Teachers at Professional Accomplishment and Professional Leadership in NSW Government Schools Policy

This document outlines the Department’s policy on the voluntary accreditation of teachers at the higher levels of Professional Accomplishment and Professional Leadership to meet the requirements of the Institute of Teachers Act 2004.

Policy PD20080384 14/10/2008

Accreditation of Teachers at Professional Accomplishment and Professional Leadership Procedures (MS Word 384KB)

Departmental processes for the accreditation of teachers at Professional Accomplishment and Professional Leadership. Read in conjunction with the Department’s Accreditation of Teachers at Professional Accomplishment and Professional Leadership in NSW Government Schools Policy.

Procedure PD20080384 01/06/2012

Accreditation of Teachers in NSW Government Schools Policy

This document outlines the Department's policy on mandatory accreditation of teachers and the maintenance of that accreditation to meet the requirements of the Teacher Accreditation Act 2004 and the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards Act 2013.

Policy PD20050165 12/02/2014

Accreditation at Proficient Teacher Procedures

Departmental processes for the accreditation of new scheme teachers at professional competence and the maintenance of professional competence. Must be read in conjunction with the department of education and training's Mandatory Accreditation of New Scheme Teachers in NSW Government Schools Policy.

Procedure PD20050165 01/02/2014

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs: Policy for TAFE NSW

This policy requires that alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) issues are managed by considering the safety and welfare of the individual as well as the whole TAFE NSW population and promotes effective, consistent responses to illegal, harmful or inappropriate ATOD use.

Policy PD20050225 03/04/2013

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Policy - Implementation Guide

Procedures, standards, timeframes and responsibilities to assist TAFE NSW Institutes to develop local procedures and guidelines to respond to alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues.

Procedure PD20050225 03/04/2013

Allegations against Employees in the Area of Child Protection

Outlines the Department of Education & Training’s legislative responsibilities and demonstrates its commitment to protect the safety and wellbeing of students and to support the work of employees working with children and young people in an educational setting.

Policy PD20050263 08/07/2010

Child protection, procedures for responding to allegations against employees (pdf)

Procedures to be followed in response to allegations made against employees of the Department of Education in the area of child protection

Procedure PD20050263 23/04/2004

Child protection, procedures for the Local Management of Less Serious Allegations against DET Employees (pdf)

Procedures and forms to be used when EPAC determines that a less serious allegation can be locally managed by EPAC oversight rather than investigation by EPAC

Procedure PD20050263 11/10/2009

Animal Welfare Policy - Schools

Information about school responsibilities related to the use of animals for educational purposes to ensure compliance with legislative requirements. Also included is information about correct procedures if an incident of animal cruelty occurs to animals used by the school or due to the activity of school students.

Policy PD20040029 09/12/2013

Animals in schools: Animal welfare guidelines for teachers

The guidelines interpret the legislation that determines the use of animals in schools.

Guideline PD20040029 08/08/2007

Animal Welfare Policy - TAFE NSW

The Animal Welfare Policy provides information about the responsibilities of TAFE NSW staff in relation to the use of animals for educational and research purposes.

Policy PD20110424 20/01/2014

Anti-Racism Policy

This policy commits the department to the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination in its schools and worksites and applies to all employees of the department, all students in government schools and has implications for each school's community.

Policy PD20050235 09/12/2013

Anti-Racism Contact Officers (pdf 88kb)

Provides advice on the nomination and training of anti-racism contact officers (ARCOs) and describes the role and support available.

Guideline PD20050235 19/12/2010

Anti-Racism: Complaints of racism (pdf 76kb)

Describes how complaints of racism can be made and received, delineates the role of the ARCO and delegate in dealing with complaints, and provides advice to schools on publicising complaints procedures and maintaining records.

Guideline PD20050235 19/12/2010

Anti-Racism: What schools can do (pdf 95kb)

Provides advice to schools on strategies for dealing with racism and implementing the Anti-Racism Policy

Guideline PD20050235 19/12/2010

Assessment Policy - TAFE NSW

This policy outlines the framework in which learning is assessed within TAFE NSW.

Policy PD20050173 30/10/2012

Assessment implementation guidelines

Guidelines associated with the Assessment Policy include ethics, conflict of interest, national requirements, grade codes, appeals,equity.

Guideline PD20050173 01/10/2010

Assisted School Travel Program for School Students with Disability

The Department manages the Assisted School Travel Program through the efficient and effective procurement, co-ordination and management of travel support services for eligible school students with identified disability to travel to and from school.

Policy PD20050292 09/12/2013

Assisted School Travel Program Guidelines

Sets out the elegibility criteria for access to the Assisted School Travel Program and the processes by which applications will be assessed. These guidelines aim to provide clear advice to parents, students, schools and departmental officers.

Guideline PD20050292 10/10/2011

Assisting Students with Learning Difficulties

This policy applies to all staff employed in NSW public schools, regions and state offices. It also applies to students who attend public schools and has implications for each school community.

Policy PD20060342 09/12/2013

Learning and Support Program

Students experiencing difficulties in learning in regular classes, regardless of the cause, are supported through Learning and Support. It includes support for students with significant learning difficulties, mild intellectual disabilities, language disorders and behaviour needs. Students do not need a formal disability diagnosis to access support through these resources, including students with autism spectrum disorders who have lower level needs.

Procedure PD20060342  

Authority to Run Policy

This policy ensures delivery of category 1 and 2 courses at an enrolment location, according to National and TAFE NSW requirements.

Policy PD20040006 18/10/2011

Beginning Teachers Support Policy

This document outlines the Department's policy for the support of beginning teachers.

Policy PD20070367 31/10/2007

Beginning Teachers Resource Allocation Procedures

Outlines the procedures for allocating the resources available to support beginning teachers.

Procedure PD20070367 31/10/2007

Budget Policy Intranet Only

The framework for the development and management of the department's budget.

Policy PD20060354 29/03/2012

Bullying: Preventing and Responding to Student Bullying in Schools Policy

This policy sets out the requirements for preventing and responding to student bullying in NSW government schools.

Policy PD20100415 03/04/2014

Anti-bullying Plan Template (doc 517 kb)

This template provides a format for schools to use to publish their Anti-bullying Plans to their school communities.

Guideline PD20100415 01/07/2011

Bullying: Preventing and Responding to Student Bullying in Schools Guidelines (pdf 1,137 kb)

These guidelines and associated support materials will assist schools to build on their current practice and revise their Anti-bullying Plans to comply with the 2011 Bullying: Preventing and Responding to Student Bullying Policy. They provide a framework for schools to use in developing and implementing an Anti-bullying Plan which includes protection, prevention, early intervention and response strategies for student bullying. The Anti-bullying Plan is a key part of every school’s planning for student wellbeing and effective learning.

Guideline PD20100415 01/07/2011

Bullying: Preventing and Responding to Student Bullying in Schools Planning Document (doc 620 kb)

This document will support schools to develop the details of the strategies in their Anti-bullying Plans.

Guideline PD20100415 01/07/2011

Business Continuity Management Policy

Requirements for managing the effects of severe unexpected events which impact the continuity of the Department’s operations, or threaten the safety and security of people, reputation, brand and value creating activities.

Policy PD20050289 18/09/2012

Business Continuity Management Guidelines

The guidelines provide comprehensive instructions for developing and maintaining business continuity plans.

Guideline PD20050289 01/05/2013

Business Continuity Management Quick Reference Guide

The quick reference guide provides the basic process instructions for developing and maintaining business continuity plans.

Guideline PD20050289 17/09/2012

Business Continuity Plan Management Template with Sample Text

The business continuity plan template with sample text is an unpopulated template with guidance included.

Guideline PD20050289 13/02/2013

Children's Centres Policy - TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW children’s centres are established across NSW as a student service. This policy covers all policies and mandatory procedures relating to the operation of TAFE children's centres including access priorities, staffing, fees, programming, health, safety, and legislative requirements.

Policy PD20050306 05/09/2012

TAFE Children's Centres Policies and Procedures Manual (Intranet access only)

A manual covering policy and procedures related to access, facilities, personnel, programming, accounting, health and safety for TAFE children's centres

Procedure PD20050306  

Code of Conduct Policy

The Code of Conduct clarifies the standards of behaviour that are expected of DET staff in the performance of their duties. It gives guidance in areas where staff need to make personal and ethical decisions.

Policy PD20040020 26/11/2013

Code of Conduct Procedures

Code of Conduct policy document that contains procedures

Procedure PD20040020 27/01/2010

Pecuniary and Private Interests Register (pdf 324.8kb)

Outlines the requirements for registering pecuniary and private interests for the purpose of managing potential conflicts of interest.

Procedure PD20040020 14/03/2008

Provision of Personal References Procedures (pdf 96kb)

Relates to responsibilities for the provision of personal references in an official and private capacity

Procedure PD20040020  

Published Register of Gifts and Benefits

Quarterly updated register of gifts and benefits declared by Senior Executive Service staff, Senior Officers and other nominated staff.

Procedure PD20040020 26/11/2013

Register of Gifts and Benefits procedures

Outlines the requirements for registering the receipt by staff of gifts and benefits and provides advice to support staff with decision making about the receipt of gifts and benefits.

Procedure PD20040020 31/10/2012

Register of Gifts and Benefits template (pdf 85kb)

Template for recording the receipt of Gifts and Benefits.

Procedure PD20040020 31/10/2012

Code of Conduct Policy

The Code of Conduct clarifies the standards of behaviour that are expected of DET staff in the performance of their duties. It gives guidance in areas where staff need to make personal and ethical decisions.

Policy PD20040020 26/11/2013

Commercial Activities Costing - TAFE

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Policy PD20050297 05/12/2005

Commercial Programs

Identifies the steps involved in recording revenue as a result of the delivery of commercial trading activities

Procedure PD20050297  

Income - Commercial Activities

Identifies steps involved in recording revenue earned from the provision of goods and services to TAFE NSW’s clients and to requirements relating to student administration charge and receivables

Procedure PD20050297  

Specially Funded Programs

Describes revenue, expenditure and acquittal of programs for centrally managed programs and locally managed programs.

Procedure PD20050297  

National and International Costing Guidelines

Guidelines to support the provision of reliable and consistent financial information relating to pricing of commercial activities across TAFE NSW

Guideline PD20050297  

Commercial Arrangements - School-Based Activities Policy

Commercial Arrangements – School-based Activities Policy for schools clearly differentiates between sponsorship and commercial arrangements. It covers promotional activities and suitability of organisations. It also provides guidance in managing these arrangements.

Policy PD20090399 27/03/2014

Commercial Arrangements - School-Based Activities Guidelines

Guidelines for implementing the Commercial Arrangements, School-based Activities policy in your school.

Guideline PD20090399 28/09/2009

Communication Devices & Associated Services Policy

Responsibilities of staff in relation to the use of departmental communication devices and associated services, including telephones, mobile phones, computers, personal digital assistants, facsimiles, Internet, Intranet, email and broadband data services.

Policy PD20020024 19/10/2012

Communication Devices and Associated Services Guidelines (Intranet only)

This document provides guidelines for all staff on the acquisition, provision and use of communication devices and associated services and should be read in conjunction with the Communication Devices and Associated Services Policy.

Guideline PD20020024 26/09/2012

Community Language Allowance Scheme

This policy provides for the payment of a Community Language Allowance to suitably qualified employees who have a basic level of competence in a language other than English.

Policy PD20050096 05/06/2012

Community Language Allowance Scheme Administration Procedures (Ms Word)

These procedures outline the eligibility requirements and payment procedures in relation to the community language allowance scheme. Must be read in conjunction with the Community Language Allowance Scheme Policy.

Procedure PD20050096  

Community Language Schools Free Use of Government School Facilities

Outlines the costing basis that applies to approved Community Language Schools using government school facilities

Policy PD20050265 09/12/2013

Community Use of School Facilities Policy

In this policy schools are encouraged to make their facilities available for use by their community outside of school hours for appropriate purposes, provided this does not interfere with the school’s provision of quality learning programs for its students.

Policy PD20090400 10/04/2014

Community Partnerships for the Use of School Playing Fields (pdf 62kb)

Provides guidance for schools and local government seeking to negotiate joint use agreements associated with the development and use of school playing fields for sports training and competition.

Procedure PD20090400 31/08/2009

Community Use Agreement Proforma (Word 141kb)

This Agreement is available for completion and signature of parties

Procedure PD20090400 10/04/2014

Community Use of School Facilities for Children's Services Implementation Procedures (pdf 173kb)

Provides guidance for school staff, other department staff and community members seeking to negotiate agreements for the use of school facilities to provide children’s services including Out of School Hours Care (OSHC), Occasional Care, Long Day Care Centres and Non-Government Preschools.

Procedure PD20090400 31/08/2009

Community Use of School Facilities Implementation Procedures (pdf 238kb)

Provides guidance for school staff and community members seeking to negotiate agreements for the use of school facilities for community activities.

Procedure PD20090400 10/04/2014

Complaints Handling Policy

Provides policy and guidelines for handling complaints. While most complaints should be resolved informally with the relevant employee, there are provisions for the use of formal procedures depending on the nature and seriousness of the complaint.

Policy PD20020051 22/09/2011

Complaints Handling Guidelines (pdf)

Sets out the framework for a professional response according to the seriousness of the suggestion, complaint or allegation

Guideline PD20020051 28/04/2011

Complaints Handling Guidelines (pdf)

Sets out the framework for a professional response according to the seriousness of the suggestion, complaint or allegation

Guideline PD20020051 28/04/2011

Complaints Handling Policy

Provides policy and guidelines for handling complaints. While most complaints should be resolved informally with the relevant employee, there are provisions for the use of formal procedures depending on the nature and seriousness of the complaint.

Policy PD20020051 22/09/2011

Conditions of Employment Policy - TAFE NSW Intranet Only

This document is an umbrella policy which outlines the relevant authorities governing the conditions of employment for employees of the TAFE Commission.

Policy PD20050151 31/10/2006

TAFE NSW human resources policy procedures Intranet Only

TAFE NSW human resources policy procedures associated with the TAFE NSW Conditions of Employment Policy.

Procedure PD20050151 22/12/2011

Controversial Issues in Schools

This policy provides direction for management of controversial issues in schools, whether by the use of teaching-learning material or views expressed by teachers or visiting speakers.

Policy PD20020045 25/11/2013

Audiovisual Materials in Schools - Procedures for Use (Ms Word)

This memorandum provides advice for schools with regard to the use of audiovisual material including films, videos, DVDs, internet content and computer games classified by the Classification Board and Classification Review Board This replaces the Deputy Director-General’s Memorandum to Principals Films, Videos, DVDs and Computer Games in Schools Procedures for Use (DN/07/00003), dated 14 June 2007.

Procedure PD20020045 09/11/2010

Controversial Issues in Schools Policy Implementation Procedures (Ms Word 66.5kb)

These procedures provide direction for management of controversial issues in schools, including expression of teacher opinion, visiting speakers, distribution of contentious material, use of films and official school visitors. See also Controversial Issues Policy.

Procedure PD20020045 02/12/2009

Copyright: Lawfully Screening Films and Television Programs in Schools

This policy provides information on how schools can lawfully screen films and television programs.

Policy PD20060339 19/11/2010

Guidelines on screening films and TV programs (pdf)

Outlines the screening, copying and communicating entitlements of staff in relation to screening of films and television programs in schools

Guideline PD20060339  

Copyright: podcasting in schools

Providing information to schools on copyright issues related to podcasting for educational purposes.

Policy PD20060355 19/11/2010

Podcasting copyright and permissions guidelines

Guideline PD20060355  

Copyright: Screening pirated DVDs in schools

Information to all schools on screening pirated DVDs.

Policy PD20060338 19/11/2010

Pirated DVDs Screening Guidelines (pdf)

Information to assist schools to avoid breaching the Copyright Act when screening DVDs

Guideline PD20060338  

Correct Procedures for Submissions from Schools

Advice to schools on the correct procedures for forwarding submissions to State Office and the Minister

Policy PD20020011 28/04/2004

Corruption Prevention Policy

This policy mandates that all staff have a responsibility for the mitigation of fraud and corruption within their area of responsibility.

Policy PD20040009 08/02/2013

Corruption Prevention Framework (pdf 100kb)

Comprises a range of corruption prevention controls that are designed to promote ethical behaviour and minimise corrupt conduct. It encapsulates the New South Wales Audit Office’s best practice “10 attributes of fraud control”.

Procedure PD20040009 06/02/2013

Fraud and Corruption Control Procedures (pdf 101kb)

Procedures and standards informing of management's requirement to establish a risk management framework that is integrated with the internal control system. Also, management's responsibility to identify and control the risk of corrupt conduct.

Procedure PD20040009 06/02/2013

Course Related Charges Policy - TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW Institutes may levy course related charges for materials, resources, equipment and services used by students in the course of their studies in TAFE NSW.

Policy PD20060314 24/01/2006

Credit Pathways Policy - TAFE NSW

This policy describes how TAFE NSW ensures that students can achieve credit for previous experience and learning.

Policy PD20050251 18/10/2011

Credit Pathways Policy implementation documents

Sets out the standards, procedures and responsibilities applicable to student credit arrangements in TAFE NSW

Procedure PD20050251 01/09/2009

Curriculum planning and programming, assessing and reporting to parents K-12

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Policy PD20050290 09/12/2013

Curriculum Policy Standards (pdf)

Standards to be used for curriculum planning and teaching programs.

Procedure PD20050290  

Curriculum planning and programming, assessing and reporting to parents website

Information to support parents, teachers and school leaders in understanding the requirements of new policy in curriculum planning and programming, assessing and reporting to parents and in planning for implementation.

Guideline PD20050290  

Demountable Accommodation for Schools and TAFE Institutes

The Department of Education and Training provides demountable accommodation to school sites and TAFE campuses to supplement permanent facilities with reference to statewide criteria.

Policy PD20050261 09/09/2008

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION NOTIFICATIONS FOR NEIGHBOURING DEVELOPMENTS (RESPONDING TO)

The Department of Education responds to development application notifications for proposed developments that are likely to impact on the operation of a school or TAFE facility and/or affect the health and safety of students, staff and the school or TAFE community.

Policy PD20050269 24/11/2005

Digital Education Revolution - NSW Policy

This policy provides direction to schools for the management of laptops provided as part of the Laptops for Learning program. This program is funded under the Commonwealth Government’s National Secondary Schools Computer Fund as part of the Digital Education Revolution.

Policy PD20090395 20/12/2010

Digital Education Revolution - NSW, Implementation Procedures

Mandatory procedures for the management of laptops provided to schools as part of the Digital Education Revolution - NSW Program.

Procedure PD20090395 11/12/2009

Digital Education Revolution Program - NSW, Students with Disabilities, Procedures

Mandatory procedures for the management of information and communications technology for students with disabilities as part of the Digital Education Revolution Program - NSW.

Procedure PD20090395 01/01/2011

Drugs in Schools Policy

This policy sets out requirements for schools to plan and implement appropriate responses to drug related incidents, with an emphasis on prevention through drug education and safe and supportive school environments, and intervention and support for students who may be involved.

Policy PD20020040 11/06/2010

Managing Drug Related Incidents Procedures (PDF 250.31kB)

Procedures for managing drug related incidents including illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco and misuse of over-the-counter and prescribed medications, and includes provision of advice on supporting students who may have drug-related problems

Procedure PD20020040 15/06/2010

Embedded qualifications, Testamur request [Policy]

The Embedded Qualifications Policy (EQP) promotes the recognition and issuing of testamurs for embedded Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) qualifications, simplifies the process for issuing multiple and/or alternative testamurs, and improves consistency of implementation across TAFE NSW.

Policy PD20060327 29/06/2006

Embedded qualifications, Application for Testamur Form (pdf)

Procedure PD20060327  

Embedded qualifications, Procedures manual (pdf)

Procedure PD20060327  

Enrolment of Students in NSW Government Schools: A Summary and Consolidation of Policy

A summary of the key enrolment policy and implementation documents.

Policy PD20020006 27/03/2014

Enrolment of Non Australian Citizens - Procedures and Eligibility

Guidance on enrolment of non-Australian citizens, particularly relating to students holding various categories of Temporary Resident visas

Procedure PD20020006 19/04/2012

Proof of Identity and Residency Status

Provides guidance on determining citizenship, residency status and identity, including support with passport and visa information

Guideline PD20020006 15/03/2012

Enrolment Policy - TAFE NSW

This policy sets out the TAFE NSW course enrolment policies and procedures.

Policy PD20050198 13/12/2005

Course to Course Transfer Procedure

Detailed information regarding course to course transfers of TAFE NSW students

Procedure PD20050198  

Date of Birth Declaration Procedure

Sets out mandatory requirements for the provision of date of birth by new and re-enrolling students

Procedure PD20050198  

Enrolment Administrative Procedures

Information and direction for use by institute and college/campus staff who are responsible for administering the enrolment of students.

Procedure PD20050198  

Enrolment by Proxy Procedure

Outlines the responsibilities of those involved in enrolment by proxy and an overview of associated process

Procedure PD20050198  

Enrolment of Students Enrolled in Modules Failed more Than Once (pdf)

Requirements, process, documentation, decision-making and support facilities to apply to the application to enrol by students who have failed more than once.

Procedure PD20050198  

Non-participation of students enrolled in TAFE NSW Courses (pdf)

Information on requirements relating to the enrolment in courses by persons with a history of non-participation in courses

Procedure PD20050198  

Repeat Enrolments of Students in Successfully Completed Modules/Units of Competency (pdf)

Outlines counselling and factors to consider when negotiating repeat enrolment

Procedure PD20050198  

Students Withdrawing From a Module More than Once (pdf)

Sets out requirements for requests for re-enrolment and supporting documentation

Procedure PD20050198  

Enrolment and Enrolment Adjustment Forms Guide

Describes the different components of the Enrolment forms and the completion of the forms

Guideline PD20050198  

Enterprise Risk Management in the Department of Education and Communities

This policy contains the requirements for enterprise risk management in the department. It sets a common approach and responsibilities for all staff to manage risk in a structured and consistent manner.

Policy PD20040036 13/06/2012

Enterprise Risk Management Guidelines (MS Word 1MB)

Outlines the framework for performance of enterprise risk management in strategic, operational and specialist areas. In line with continual improvement objectives please send any comments or suggestions to the contact listed below.

Guideline PD20040036 01/05/2013

Enterprise Risk Management Quick Reference Guide (MS Word 694kB)

Provides a quick reference for performance of enterprise risk management. In line with continual improvement objectives please send any comments or suggestions to the contact listed below.

Guideline PD20040036 01/05/2012

Entry and provision for young people under 17 years of age - TAFE NSW

This policy sets out the TAFE NSW approach to provision for young people under 17 years of age. It also covers the minimum age for entry, post Year 10 enrolment and concurrent enrolment in school and TAFE and the implications of the Education Amendment Act 2009.

Policy PD20090401 06/12/2012

Entry for Year 10 equivalent at TAFE – approval form (pdf)

This form is required for written approval from the school principal and TAFE institute director for school age students seeking to come to TAFE NSW to undertake a course equivalent to Year 10 of secondary education.

Procedure PD20090401 23/02/2010

Entry and Selection Policy for Courses Attached to Vocational Training Orders

The purpose of the Entry and Selection Policy for Courses Attached to Vocational Training Orders is to inform course developers and Institute representatives of factors to be considered when determining eligibility and priorities for entry and selection into the courses.

Policy PD20050217 20/02/2012

Entry and Selection for Courses Attached to Vocational Training Orders (pdf 173KB)

Training delivery options for apprenticeships, new entrant and existing traineeships in the workplace with support from a Registered Training Organisation

Guideline PD20050217 17/02/2012

Entry Requirements Policy - TAFE NSW

The Entry Requirements Policy-TAFE NSW ensures entry requirements are clearly identified and consistent across all locations in TAFE NSW.

Policy PD20050090 23/01/2013

Entry Requirements Implementation Guidelines

Specifies prior knowledge, skills and experiences expressed in terms of competency and may include licensing or industry recognised standards.

Guideline PD20050090 06/10/2011

TAFE NSW guidelines for Institutes when applying national requirements on entry requirements to training packages

The purpose of these guidelines is to identify strategies to assist TAFE NSW Institutes manage students when the entry requirements specified in the training package are less than a full qualification.

Guideline PD20050090 06/10/2011

Environmental Education Policy for Schools

This policy supports effective environmental education programs in government schools in NSW, provides guidelines on the management of school resources in accordance with ecological sustainability, and is a starting point for addressing global environmental issues.

Policy PD20020049 09/12/2013

Environmental Education Policy for Schools guidelines (pdf)

Guidelines for developing management plans, teaching, education, and programs and organisations that support environmental education

Procedure PD20020049  

Implementing the Environmental Education Policy in your school (pdf)

Guidelines for implementing the Environment Education policy in your school

Guideline PD20020049  

Evaluation Policy

This evaluation policy provides direction for the evaluation of programs, projects, strategies, policies and initiatives across the department to improve education and training outcomes for children and students, promote strong, inclusive, active communities and support the effective, efficient and appropriate use of resources.

Policy PD20100416 29/01/2014

Ex-Gratia Payments

Outlines the considerations for the making of ex-gratia payments, and responsibilities for briefing, accounting and monitoring, and reporting.

Policy PD20050266 12/09/2011

Ex-Gratia Payments Procedure

Sets out the steps to be followed when approval is sought for an ex-gratia payment

Procedure PD20050266  

Excursions Policy

School excursions are structured learning experiences provided by, or under the auspices of, the school which are conducted external to the school site. They can pose risks. The policy and procedures are directed at managing such risks.

Policy PD20040010 26/11/2013

Excursions Policy Implementation Procedures

Elaboration of advice and directions to schools planning school excursions both within Australia and overseas with a particular emphasis on child protection, risk assessment and management and duty of care.

Procedure PD20040010 28/05/2009

Fee for Service Policy - TAFE NSW

This policy applies to TAFE NSW Institutes providing fee for service programs and services to individuals, enterprises and client groups as applicable to courses, recognition of prior learning and customised products and services. It applies to new enrolments from 2013.

Policy PD20060321 15/11/2012

Gifted and Talented Policy

The NSW Government aims to identify gifted and talented students and to maximise their learning outcomes in all public schools. School communities have a responsibility to develop effective and equitable identification procedures and developmentally appropriate programs.

Policy PD20040051 09/12/2013

Guidelines for the use of strategies to support gifted and talented students (pdf)

Guidelines to assist in the interpretation of the support strategies for gifted and talented students

Procedure PD20040051  

Policy and implementation strategies for the education of gifted and talented students (pdf)

Outlines some of the strategies that can be used to improve the outcomes of schooling for gifted and talented students.

Guideline PD20040051  

Head Teacher Eligibility Requirements Policy

This policy outlines the relevant academic qualifications teachers and head teachers must meet when applying for an advertised head teacher position in high or central schools.

Policy PD20050275 04/04/2013

Current Requirements for Head Teachers, Teachers Handbook 1990 (Ms Word)

Principles, transition arrangements, assessment of qualifications and equivalence, and specific requirements relating to teachers applying for head teacher positions. Must be read in conjunction with the Head Teacher Eligibility Requirements Policy.

Procedure PD20050275 01/06/2012

Eligibility Requirements for Head Teacher Positions in NSW Government Schools 2004 (Ms Word)

Principles, transition arrangements, assessment of qualifications and equivalence, and specific requirements relating to teachers applying for head teacher positions. Must be read in conjunction with the Head Teacher Eligibility Requirements Policy.

Procedure PD20050275  

Higher Education Academic Integrity and Honesty Policy - TAFE NSW

All students enrolled in TAFE NSW Higher Education courses are expected to conduct themselves in their academic studies honestly and ethically and carefully acknowledge the work of others in all their academic activities.

Policy PD20100403 14/10/2010

Higher Education Academic Integrity and Honesty Procedures - TAFE NSW

These procedures describe academic misconduct and outlines TAFE NSW Higher Education response to instances of academic misconduct detected in courses and activities delivered by the TAFE NSW Higher Education.

Procedure PD20100403 28/09/2010

Higher Education Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer Policy - TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW higher education students can gain advanced standing for prior learning, ensuring commencement of study at a level recognising prior learning experiences, and not requiring repetition of equivalent learning successfully undertaken in another context.

Policy PD20100412 24/06/2013

Higher Education Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer Procedures - TAFE NSW

These procedures outline processes for the granting of advanced standing and credit transfer to students of TAFE NSW higher education.

Procedure PD20100412 20/06/2013

Higher Education Assessment Policy - TAFE NSW

This policy ensures students have fulfilled subject learning outcomes, and that assessments are valid, reliable, consistent, equitable; conducive to attaining optimum outcomes and intellectual development; and consistent with maintaining academic standards and rigour.

Policy PD20100405 16/12/2013

Higher Education Assessment Procedure - TAFE NSW

These procedures outline a procedural framework and processes by which learning is assessed, by collecting evidence and making judgements on whether the student has fulfilled the subject learning outcomes reflected in the subject aims and objectives.

Procedure PD20100405 16/12/2013

Higher Education Course Design Development and Evaluation Policy - TAFE NSW

Courses are designed to provide students with accredited qualifications, a critically reflective theoretical and experiential learning context; extending abilities to apply for and engage in career options; promoting and fostering personal and professional development.

Policy PD20100404 08/11/2010

Higher Education Course Design, Development and Evaluation Procedures - TAFE NSW (PDF 163kb)

These procedures outline the processes and principles for the design, development and evaluation of courses of study within TAFE NSW higher education institution.

Procedure PD20100404 22/06/2011

Higher Education Facilities, Resources & Services Review and Improvement Policy - TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW higher rducation is committed to processes to ensure appropriate maintenance, review and improvement of facilities, resources and services to facilitate the successful delivery of its higher education courses.

Policy PD20100410 06/07/2011

Higher Education Facilities And Resources Review And Improvement Procedure - TAFE NSW

These procedures outline the processes and principles to ensure appropriate maintenance, review and improvement of facilities, resources and services utilised by TAFE NSW higher education to facilitate the successful delivery of its higher education courses.

Procedure PD20100410 28/09/2010

Higher Education Free Intellectual Inquiry Policy - TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW Higher Education will deliver student-centred higher education programs that are informed by research, and promote intellectual enquiry, critical thinking and creative reasoning.

Policy PD20100408 14/10/2010

Higher Education Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement Framework Policy - TAFE NSW

Supports and enhances higher education policy, procedure and key quality controls to maintain continuous improvement ensuring courses meet student and industry needs and are equivalent in standard to similar courses delivered by Australian universities.

Policy PD20100406 03/11/2010

Higher Education Quality Assurance and Continous Improvement Framework Guidelines - TAFE NSW

Supports and enhances policies, procedures and implemented key quality controls within a continuous improvement framework to ensure that courses delivered by TAFE NSW Higher Education meet student and industry needs and are delivered in a quality assured manner; equivalent in standard to similar courses delivered by Australian universities and other higher education institutions and delivered in an appropriate way, using appropriate facilities.

Guideline PD20100406 28/09/2010

Higher Education Scholarly Activity Policy - TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW Higher Education is committed to a staff culture of scholarship, free intellectual inquiry; maintaining, developing knowledge, literature; intellectual examination and application; professional, effective pedagogical practices; effective relevant curriculum.

Policy PD20100411 21/10/2010

Higher Education Scholarly Activity Guidelines - TAFE NSW

These guidelines underpin TAFE NSW higher education's commitment to scholarly activity

Guideline PD20100411 28/09/2010

Higher Education Student Consultation Policy - TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW Higher Education will provide student academic consultation to assist students to gain maximum results academically, personally and professionally.

Policy PD20100413 17/05/2013

Higher Education Student Consultation Procedures - TAFE NSW

These procedures outline the TAFE NSW Higher Education processes for student/teacher consultation.

Procedure PD20100413 28/09/2010

Higher Education Student Grievance Procedures for Academic Matters

These procedures outline the TAFE NSW Higher Education processes for current and prospective students who wish to raise a concern or grievance in relation to academic matters.

Procedure PD20100413 15/05/2013

Higher Education Student Progression Exclusion Graduation Policy - TAFE NSW

Students of TAFE NSW Higher Education are subject to course completion, graduation eligibility requirements, and exclusion related to unsatisfactory progress

Policy PD20100409 17/01/2011

Higher Education Student Progression, Exclusion and Graduation Procedures - TAFE NSW

These procedures outline the TAFE NSW higher education rules for meeting course completion requirements, exclusion related to unsatisfactory progress, and processes for student course completion and graduation eligibility.

Procedure PD20100409 21/06/2012

Higher Education Student Selection and Admissions Policy - TAFE NSW

Selection and admission principles that provide a framework for student admission which is efficient and equitable for applicants, reliable and transparent and committed to maximising student success in academic study.

Policy PD20100414 21/11/2012

Higher Education Student Selection and Admissions Procedures - TAFE NSW

Selection and admission procedures that provide a framework for student admission which is efficient and equitable for applicants, reliable and transparent, and committed to maximising student success in academic study.

Procedure PD20100414 21/06/2012

Higher Education Tuition Fees, Payments, FEE-HELP, Refund and Review Policy – TAFE NSW

Covers payments, withdrawals, refunds and remittances of tuition fees associated with the delivery of TAFE NSW Higher Education courses, including FEE-HELP, a Commonwealth loan given to eligible full fee paying students to help pay part or all of their higher education tuition fees.

Policy PD20100407 29/08/2013

Higher Education Student Grievance Procedures for Non-Academic Matters

These procedures outline the TAFE NSW Higher Education processes for current and prospective students who wish to raise a concern or grievance in relation to non-academic matters.

Procedure PD20100407 27/06/2012

Higher Education Tuition Fees, Payments, FEE-HELP, Refund and Review Procedures - TAFE NSW

Higher Education students are charged a tuition fee for each subject they are enrolled in. Students can pay the tuition fee up front or can take out a FEE-HELP loan. Conditions apply in relation to refunds or remittance of tuition fees when a student withdraws.

Procedure PD20100407 21/06/2012

Homework Policy

This policy statement sets out requirements for schools in relation to the development of homework policies. The implementation section includes purposes and principles, main types of homework and expectations for parents and caregivers, teachers and students.

Policy PD20020003 09/12/2013

Homework Policy Guidelines

The Guidelines support schools to revise or develop new homework policies. The Guidelines include a suggested process along with a structure for a Homework Policy.

Guideline PD20020003 12/06/2012

Homophobia in schools

Government schools must address any form of discrimination or harassment against students or staff based on homophobia.

Policy PD20050287 06/12/2005

Information Security Policy

Information that is fit for purpose, secure, available, and accessible, and complies with applicable laws and regulations, enables staff to make everyday decisions and assists the Department to realise its strategic objectives.

Policy PD20130453 20/08/2013

Information Security Policy – Guideline

This document provides further detailed information to support the implementation of the Department’s Information Security Policy.

Guideline PD20130453 20/08/2013

Insurance Cover for Students Undertaking Training and Assessment in the Workplace Policy - TAFE NSW

This policy ensures that all students undertaking unpaid workplace learning as part of an approved training and assessment program are covered by insurance.

Policy PD20110429 20/12/2011

TMF Certificate of Currency - TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW is a member of the NSW Treasury Managed Fund (TMF) which provides insurance for staff, and also students undertaking training and assessment in the workplace.

Guideline PD20110429 08/12/2011

Intellectual Property Policy - TAFE NSW

The purpose of this policy is to manage, protect, share and commercialise Intellectual Property within TAFE NSW.

Policy PD20050272 05/08/2013

Intellectual Property Licensing Guidelines - flowchart

This flowchart supports the IP Licensing Guidelines which provides advice about licensing TAFE NSW Intellectual Property (IP) to third parties and support the implementation of the Intellectual Property Policy – TAFE NSW (PD/2005/0272/V01)

Procedure PD20050272 31/07/2013

Intellectual Property Licensing Guidelines - TAFE NSW

These Guidelines provide advice about licensing TAFE NSW Intellectual Property (IP) to third parties and support the implementation of the Intellectual Property Policy – TAFE NSW (PD/2005/0272/V01)

Procedure PD20050272 31/07/2013

Intellectual Property Policy – TAFE NSW Guidelines (pdf)

Practical advice about the management of intellectual property by staff throughout the organisation, including creating, using, sharing and ownership of intellectual property

Guideline PD20050272 31/07/2013

Interpreting Policy - TAFE NSW

Addresses the provision of interpreter services for people from language backgrounds other than English, including speakers of Australian Indigenous languages and users of Auslan.

Policy PD20040035 15/11/2013

TAFE NSW Interpreting Policy Guidelines Auslan

Guidelines in support of quality interpreting services for users of Auslan.

Guideline PD20040035 05/02/2013

TAFE NSW Interpreting Policy Guidelines Spoken English

Guidelines in support of quality interpreting services delivered through interpreters accredited or recognised by The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

Guideline PD20040035 05/02/2013

Joint Funding of Capital Works in Schools Policy

The joint funding of capital works in schools encourages schools and their communities to contribute to the provision of facilities through cost sharing, allowing schools to upgrade existing facilities or get new facilities sooner and enhance the standard of facilities provided in schools for use by the wider community.

Policy PD20050274 24/11/2005

Procedures for Joint Funding of Capital Works in Schools Procedures (pdf)

Sets out the rationale, objectives and selection criteria

Guideline PD20050274  

Library Policy - Schools

This policy sets out the requirements for school libraries and the responsibilites of school principals, teacher-librarians and other school staff in relation to the programs of the school library.

Policy PD20050221 20/03/2014

Library Services - Associate Borrowers Policy - TAFE NSW

This policy covers the use of TAFE NSW libraries by associate borrowers.

Policy PD20090396 21/11/2011

Library Services - Associate Borrowers Guidelines - TAFE NSW

The Guidelines cover the use of TAFE NSW libraries by Associate Borrowers. These Guidelines should be read in conjunction with the Library Services - Associate Borrowers Policy.

Guideline PD20090396 03/11/2010

Literacy K-12 Policy

Describes the objectives for ability, skills and competence of students, incorporating specific teaching practices and programs; and requirements for evaluation of effectiveness and responsibilities for K-12 teachers in reporting to parents, caregivers and communities.

Policy PD20050288 09/12/2013

Literacy Policy Support

Website index page with access to State Literacy Plan and resource materials, literacy programs for years K-12, guidelines for supporting parents, and professional learning.

Procedure PD20050288 10/10/2007

Management of Conduct and Performance

Outlines requirements for the management of conduct and performance for all permanent officers employed under the Teaching Service Act 1980, the Technical and Further Education Commission Act 1990 and the Education (Staff Administrative and Support Staff) Act 1987.

Policy PD20060335 01/06/2007

Guidelines for Management of Conduct and Performance for TAFE NSW

Guidelines applicable to management of conduct and performance of NSW TAFE Commission staff, also cover bankruptcy, private and secondary employment, prohibited persons and notification of serious criminal offences.

Guideline PD20060335 19/01/2012

Guidelines for the Management of Conduct and Performance (pdf 991kb)

Guidelines applicable to management of conduct and performance of school teachers and school administrative staff, also cover bankruptcy, private and secondary employment, prohibited persons and notification of serious criminal offences.

Guideline PD20060335  

Media Relations Policy

This policy supports staff in promoting the achievements of public schools and TAFE Institutes through the media. It also ensures an informed and consistent message on issues that may attract media attention.

Policy PD20090387 28/04/2009

Mentoring Students Policy

This policy sets out the requirements for implementing student mentoring programs in NSW public schools.

Policy PD20050115 09/12/2013

Mentoring and Supporting Students Guidelines (pdf)

Outlines steps towards establishing a mentoring program, to assist in development of effective relationships to maximise learning and ensure the safety of students

Guideline PD20050115  

MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES

The Department of Education and Training adopts a policy of prudent avoidance by not endorsing the installation of any mobile telecommunications facilities on school or TAFE property.

Policy PD20050148 28/10/2005

Motor Vehicle Policy Intranet Only

Policy requirements for the operation of a motor vehicle fleet and provides for the entitlement, acquisition, use and management of government motor vehicles.

Policy PD20050291 01/06/2009

Departmental Motor Vehicle Best Practice Guide

Operational procedures designed to acquaint officers with the Department's policy and procedures for the use and care of official motor vehicles. All officers who maintain, control or drive Departmental vehicles should fully understand the provisions of this guide

Procedure PD20050291  

Multicultural Education Policy

Previously known as the Cultural Diversity and Community Relations Policy: Multicultural Education in Schools, this policy responds to the cultural diversity of NSW. It commits schools to providing opportunities that allow all students to achieve equitable education and social outcomes.

Policy PD20050234 09/12/2013

English as a Second Language: Guidelines for schools (PDF)

Guidelines for the successful operation and management of ESL programs in government primary schools, high schools, Intensive English Centres and the Intensive English High School.

Guideline PD20050234  

Interpreting and translation services: Guidelines for schools (PDF) (intranet only)

Guidelines for the use of interpreting and translation services in schools.

Guideline PD20050234  

Multicultural Education Policy

Previously known as the Cultural Diversity and Community Relations Policy: Multicultural Education in Schools, this policy responds to the cultural diversity of NSW. It commits schools to providing opportunities that allow all students to achieve equitable education and social outcomes.

Policy PD20050234 09/12/2013

Naming of NSW Goverment Schools Policy

The policy and procedures set out categories and steps for establishing the name or changing the name of a government school. Naming or renaming of government schools requires Ministerial approval.

Policy PD20130440 12/06/2013

Naming of NSW Government Schools Procedures

The procedures set out categories and steps for establishing the name or changing the name of a government school. Naming or renaming of government schools requires Ministerial approval.

Procedure PD20130440 21/05/2013

Numeracy K-12 Policy

Describes the role of teachers in developing students' numeracy skills to support specific numeracy demands across key learning areas; and outlines the assessment and reporting to guide numeracy programs and provide information to parents, caregivers and communities.

Policy PD20070365 09/12/2013

Numeracy support

Numeracy support website

Guideline PD20070365  

Nutrition in Schools Policy

All schools should promote and model healthy eating and good nutrition in school programs and activities relating to or involving food and drink. School canteens are required to implement the Fresh Tastes @ School – NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy.

Policy PD20110420 09/12/2013

Fresh Tastes @ School NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy: Canteen Menu Planning Guide

Outlines the type and frequency of food and drink permitted for sale through canteens in NSW government schools and to guide decision making for provision of food and drink to students. This should be read in conjunction with the Sugar Sweetened Drink Ban Flyer.

Procedure PD20110420 01/01/2006

Fresh Tastes Tool Kit: Developing a Healthy School Canteen

Provides a range of suggested courses of action and other support materials to guide decision making that will assist schools in implementing a whole school approach to achieve healthy food and drink provision through school canteens.

Procedure PD20110420 01/01/2006

Healthy School Canteens Self Assessment Tool and Action Planner

Assists schools determine their level of implementation of the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy. The tool is intended to help identify where achievements have been made, where more work needs to be done, and where challenges are faced and additional support is needed.

Procedure PD20110420 01/01/2006

Sugar Sweetened Drink Ban for NSW Government Schools

Outlines the drinks permitted for sale through canteens and vending machines in NSW government schools and to guide decision making for provision of drink to students. This should be read in conjunction with the Fresh Tastes @ School- NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy- Canteen Menu Planning Guide.

Procedure PD20110420 01/01/2007

Online Communication Services - Acceptable Usage - TAFE NSW

This document specifies the standards for the acceptable use of TAFE NSW internet services and collaboration and communication tools by TAFE NSW staff, students and users who may be authorised from time to time to use these services.

Policy PD20070363 13/01/2014

Online Communication Services - Code of Expected User Behaviour - TAFE NSW (Ms Word 55kb)

This document specifies the standards for the acceptable use of TAFE NSW online communication services as defined in the Online Communication Services - Acceptable Usage Policy - TAFE NSW.

Procedure PD20070363 16/03/2009

Online Communication Services: Acceptable Usage for School Students

This document defines the policy for school students of the NSW Department of Education and Communities for the appropriate and acceptable use of internet and online communication services provided by the Department.

Policy PD20020046 24/04/2012

Out of home care in government schools policy

The policy sets out the requirements relating to children and young people in statutory out of home care who are attending government schools, including preschools.

Policy PD20100402 26/03/2014

Out of home care in government schools – Education plan procedures (doc 80kB)

These procedures support the development, implementation, review and monitoring of education plans for children or young people in statutory out of home who are enrolled or enrolling in a government school or preschool.

Procedure PD20100402 24/03/2014

Outstanding Fees Policy - TAFE NSW

This policy applies to all TAFE NSW Students who have outstanding fees owing.

Policy PD20050141 13/12/2005

Outstanding Fees TAFE NSW– Mandatory Procedures (pdf)

To assist in the implementing of policy requirements and objectives, an outline of mandatory procedures for the management of students who are identified as having outstanding fees, and the steps towards recovery of those fees

Procedure PD20050141  

Overseas students and visitors

Responsibilities associated with short-term enrolments or hosting visits by overseas school students and other educational groups.

Policy PD20130457 20/11/2013

Overseas student and group visits: Guidelines for schools.

Sample MOU for a Sister-School Agreement.

Use these guidelines to choose which program within the department to contact.

Guideline PD20130457 30/10/2013

Overseas Trained Teachers Policy

The Pre-employment Program for Overseas Trained Teachers is designed to support overseas trained teachers who are seeking employment with the NSW Department of Education and Communities.

Policy PD20040016 09/09/2009

Overseas Trained Teachers Pre-employment Program Implementation Guidelines

The Pre-employment Program for Overseas Trained Teachers prepares teachers for employment in NSW public schools through a supported process where the applicant's capability and suitability to meet the educational needs of students in NSW public schools are assessed.

Guideline PD20040016 01/06/2012

People With Disabilities - Statement of Commitment

The policy outlines commitment to people with disabilities, education objectives based on the principle of “normalisation” and responsibilities at state, regional and school levels. It also articulates the rights of parents, caregivers and students.

Policy PD20050243 11/12/2013

NSW DEC Disability Action Plan 2011-2015 (pdf)

Outlines the range of programs and the provision of specialist staff available to support the participation and achievement of a positive outcome by students with disabilities, from early years prior to entering school through to post school preparation for adulthood and the workforce to lifelong learning

Procedure PD20050243  

Students with disabilities in regular classes: School Support Document 2004 (pdf)

Outlines the funding support and management of funds, including the employment of teachers and aides

Guideline PD20050243  

Transition to school for young children with special learning needs (1997) (pdf)

Systematic guidelines and procedures for the collaborative transition of young children with disabilities or significant difficulties in learning or behaviour, from early childhood settings (including the family setting) to school

Guideline PD20050243  

Vision Impairment Handbook (1997) (pdf)

Focuses on educational implications so as to create awareness and provide advice and information to assist in the management in the school environment, addressing specific needs, and resources available

Guideline PD20050243  

Per Capita Allowance Funding for Non-Government Schools

Outlines the per capita funding assistance that is available to NSW non government schools

Policy PD20050280 18/07/2013

Performance Management and Development Policy

Performance management and development provides a framework to value our staff, provides a working environment that acknowledges their contribution and builds capacity to ensure organisational effectiveness.

Policy PD20060334 01/12/2011

Performance Management and Development Implementation Documents

A list of documents and authorities that relate to performance management and development for public servants, teachers, TAFE staff and other employees of the Department.

Procedure PD20060334 01/11/2011

Performance Management and Development Scheme for Public Service and TAFE Administrative and Support Staff

A set of documents containing procedures and support tools to help managers and staff plan work performance, provide constructive feedback and align individual development and performance with the Department’s objectives.

Procedure PD20060334 13/09/2007

Performance Management Scheme for TAFE NSW Institute Managers

A framework for managers and staff to plan work performance, provide objective feedback and facilitate training and development. Must be read in conjunction with the Performance Management and Development Policy.

Procedure PD20060334  

Performance Planning, Management and Development Scheme for Senior Executive Service and Senior OfficersOther implementation documents

The performance management scheme for Senior Executive Service and Senior Officers links individual performance, underpinned by capability development, to the achievement of the Government's and the Department's strategic priorities. Must be read in conjunction with the Performance Management and Development Policy.

Procedure PD20060334 01/11/2011

Policy Documents - DET Requirements

Sets out the requirements for the content and publication of policy documents in the department of education and training, to ensure versioning and quality control in support of information access and a quality user experience.

Policy PD20040001 27/05/2011

Policy Documents, Policy Publishing Procedure (Word 60kb)

Mandatory procedures for the online publication of DET policy and policy implementation documents as defined in Policy Documents, DET Requirements Policy

Procedure PD20040001 01/05/2011

Policy Documents, Format Guidelines (Word 82kb)

Guidelines to assist in the authoring of policy documents according to the standardised approved format for policy and implementation documents

Guideline PD20040001 01/05/2011

Preschool Class Fees in Government Schools

This policy applies to all NSW Government preschool classes from the beginning of the 2012 school year (27 January 2012). It outlines the general principles governing the fees processes, information on collecting fees, fee relief and/or exemption.

Policy PD20110423 23/12/2013

Private and Secondary Employment Policy

The policy sets out the principles of, and the requirements for, approval for private and secondary employment for all employees of the Department of Education and Training (DET), to ensure consistency across all sections of DET.

Policy PD20030007 12/08/2013

Private and Secondary Employment Guidelines (Ms Word)

Outlines conditions for seeking approval to undertake private and secondary employment. Must be read in conjunction with the Private and Secondary Employment Policy.

Guideline PD20030007  

Procurement Policy

The NSW Department of Education and Communities (‘the department’) is committed to ensuring value for money when procuring goods and services to deliver education, training and community services to the people of New South Wales.

Policy PD20050294 26/03/2013

Procurement Manual

The primary reference document for all department procurement officers involved in the procurement process.

Procedure PD20050294  

School Manual on Financial Management -Chapter 6-Procurement of Goods and Services

An indexed reference applicable to schools covering procurement of goods and services using government and non-government funds, purchasing process and approvals, and delivery processing

Procedure PD20050294 04/03/2013

Professional Learning Policy for Schools

Policy for professional learning in NSW public schools draws on professional learning practices and recognises that the participation of teams and individuals in workplace learning and in the wider professional context is key to developing quality professional practice.

Policy PD20040017 08/08/2006

Protecting and Supporting Children and Young People Policy

Sets out roles and responsibilities of staff in relation to child protection including training, reporting on safety, and supporting children and young people, as well as monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements.

Policy PD20020067 17/03/2014

Collection of Students by the Department of Community Services, Procedures (PDF 299kB)

Provides guidance for schools on collection of a student by community services.

Procedure PD20020067 04/05/2009

Protecting and Supporting Children and Young People Procedures (pdf 341KB)

Provides details on procedures when there are concerns about the safety, welfare or wellbeing of children and young people.

Procedure PD20020067 14/03/2014

Psychological Tests Policy

The Psychological Tests Policy defines the requirements for the administration of these tests in NSW public schools.

Policy PD20050205 11/12/2013

Public Interest Disclosures Internal Reporting Policy

Describes an internal reporting system for disclosing suspected corruption, maladministration or serious and substantial waste or breaches of the GIPA Act that complements normal communication channels between supervisors and staff.

Policy PD20020019 19/10/2011

Public Interest Disclosures Management Guidelines (pdf 383kb)

Outlines the principles for the management of and criteria for making a public interest disclosure, and includes roles and responsibilities, nominated disclosure officers, disclosure to external parties, and rights of respondents.

Guideline PD20020019 19/10/2011

Quality Policy - TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW quality processes and procedures focus on the delivery of products and services that meet the requirements of students, employers, industry and stakeholders.

Policy PD20070361 18/10/2011

Records Management Program Intranet Only

A planned, coordinated set of corporate policies, procedures and systems to manage the records of the Department in compliance with State records legislation and in accordance with the Department’s own business needs.

Policy PD20050284 02/07/2012

Records Management Manual Intranet Only

Sets out the accountabilities and general requirements for all departmental business areas to comply with the records management policy, including annual compliance reporting to the DEC Board of Management. The manual also prescribes the specific co-ordinating responsibilities of certain business areas and positions within the Department.

Procedure PD20050284  

Release of Student Information Policy

The Release of Student Information policy applies to the release of a student's personal information collected by TAFE NSW.

Policy PD20050088 07/11/2006

Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Collection Procedure (pdf)

Sets out the procedures necessary to fulfil obligations to employers regarding attendance and progress at TAFE NSW

Procedure PD20050088  

Release of Student Information Procedure (pdf)

Sets out procedures and standards regarding the release of student information

Procedure PD20050088  

Religious Education Policy

This policy outlines requirements and responsibilities for matters relating to general religious education and special religious education.

Policy PD20020074 11/12/2013

Religious Education Implementation Procedures

These procedures define respective responsibilities and emphasise the need to implement special religious education in a flexible way based on consultation and cooperation. Discussions with the NSW Department of Education and Communities Consultative Committee for Special Religious Education have also been considered.

Procedure PD20020074 01/04/2013

Reporting School Accidents

This policy outlines the purpose of school accident reports and the responsibilities of principals and school staff in relation to the completion, storage and use of school accident reports and provision of information concerning accidents to parents and students.

Policy PD20020064 15/12/2009

Reporting School Accidents support document (pdf 95.1kb)

Sets out the purpose of school accident reports and the responsibilities of principals and school staff in relation to their completion, storage and use, and the provision of information.

Guideline PD20020064 14/12/2009

Road Safety Education, Driver Education and Training Policy

This Road Safety Education policy is designed to support effective road safety education programs in New South Wales public schools and to plan effective driver education for students in Years 9-12.

Policy PD20020033 16/12/2013

Driver Training Implementation Guidelines

Refers to those programs that provide practical (behind-the-wheel) instruction with a focus on the development of competencies associated with the operation and control of a motor vehicle.

Guideline PD20020033 26/11/2007

Safe and Ethical Practice during Student Workplace Learning Policy - TAFE NSW

This policy ensures that student workplace and simulated workplace learning are managed within a quality assurance and risk management framework.

Policy PD20050104 18/10/2011

Safe and Ethical Practice during Student Workplace Learning - Implementation Guide V1.0

Outlines responsibilities and accountabilities for the management of students in work placements particularly those involving contact with vulnerable people.

Guideline PD20050104 01/09/2009

School Attendance Policy

This policy sets out the requirements for the attendance of students in NSW government schools.

Policy PD20050259 22/08/2013

Attendance Register Codes (pdf 31 kb)

Provides the symbols and codes that must be used in manual and electronic Attendance Registers.

Procedure PD20050259  

Common Leave Pass (pdf 164 kb)

Provides guidelines for the implementation of the common leave pass system in NSW government high schools.

Procedure PD20050259  

Exemption from School - Procedures (pdf 549 kb)

Procedures for the granting of a certificate of exemption from the requirements of the Education Act (1990) for compulsory enrolment and attendance at school. The procedures were updated on 28 March 2011 to reflect amendments to the Education Act 1990, including completion of education under special circumstances for the purposes of section 21B(5) (d) of the Act. The procedures were further updated on 30 August 2012 to reflect changes in delegations.

Procedure PD20050259 30/08/2012

Special Circumstance Register (pdf 163 kb)

Provides the register to be used by schools in special circumstances where it is inapproproate to use the attendance register.

Procedure PD20050259  

Student Attendance in Government Schools: Procedures (pdf 424 kb)

Outline of the responsibilities, and requirements for records, leave and exemptions.

Procedure PD20050259 25/01/2010

Absentee Notices (pdf 190 kb)

Proforma letters for use by schools in seeking explanation for unexplained absences.

Guideline PD20050259  

Phone Intervention Program Guidelines (pdf 189 kb)

Guidelines for early and direct contact with parents or carers of children who are absent from school.

Guideline PD20050259  

Referral for Home School Liaison Support (pdf 533 kb)

Provides the process and form for referral of students of compulsory school age with attendance problems to the Home School Liason Program

Guideline PD20050259 25/05/2011

Supporting Student Attendance Guidelines (pdf 727 kb)

Guidelines for the operation of the Home School Liaison Program to support the enrolment and regular attendance of students in NSW government schools. This document replaces the Home School Liaison Program Guidelines (18 March 2009).

Guideline PD20050259 28/03/2011

School Council Guidelines

Provides overview of guidelines for the operation of School Councils in NSW public schools

Policy PD20020007 28/04/2004

School Development Policy

This policy provides for three forms of intervention designed to foster school development - education support teams, school program reviews and school management reviews - and is the cornerstone of the Department’s school accountability initiatives.

Policy PD20050310 06/12/2005

School Planning Policy

This policy provides direction for the preparation and implementation of school plans including the identification of priority areas, intended outcomes and targets that are consistent with the NSW State Plan and the Department’s planning documents.

Policy PD20080378 20/11/2013

School Planning Guidelines (Word)

Describes the process for plan preparation, submission and endorsement, including the elements of school planning.

Guideline PD20080378 08/08/2011

School Uniform Policy

This policy requires schools to review and document school uniform or dress code requirements in consultation with their communities and to develop strategies for the wearing of school uniforms.

Policy PD20040025 16/12/2013

School Uniforms in NSW Government Schools Guidelines

The following guidelines have been developed to support the School Uniform Policy. They aim to assist school communities to recognise the benefits of school uniforms that are supported by parents, students and staff.

Guideline PD20040025 21/09/2012

Scope of Registration Policy

This policy describes how TAFE NSW manages the delegated responsibility to vary of scope of registration.

Policy PD20040004 25/10/2011

Scope of Registration Guidelines

Describes the processes, roles and responsibilities of TAFE NSW Institutes, and Training and Education Support Units in the management of the delegation to vary scope of registration.

Guideline PD20040004 10/10/2011

Scope of Registration Procedures

Describes the processes, roles and responsibilities of TAFE NSW Institutes, and Training and Education Support Units in the management of the delegation to vary scope of registration.

Guideline PD20040004 10/10/2011

Selective High School and Opportunity Class Placement Policy

Requirements for placement in NSW government selective classes, selective high schools, agricultural high schools and opportunity classes; criteria for entry and the selection processes for gifted and talented students; responsibilities of relevant staff and parents.

Policy PD20060353 26/10/2010

Opportunity class placement information

Website with information about primary schools with opportunity classes, the key dates for entry into a primary school with an opportunity class, how to lodge an application, information for intrestate and overseas students, test information and sample tests.

Procedure PD20060353 01/01/2007

Selective high school placement information

Website with information about selective high schools, the key dates for entry into a selective high school, how to lodge an application, information for interestate and overseas students, test information and sample test papers.

Procedure PD20060353 01/01/2007

Social Inclusion and Participation Policy - TAFE NSW

This policy identifies for TAFE NSW an overarching social inclusion commitment to maximise participation and development opportunities for TAFE NSW students and communities.

Policy PD20120435 06/12/2012

Social Media Policy

This policy has been developed to provide department employees with standards of use as they engage in conversations or interactions using digital media for official, professional and personal use.

Policy PD20110418 25/10/2013

NSW DEC Social Media Policy explained (video)

This introductory video provides an overview of the social media policy for department staff when participating in public conversations about education, through the use of social media.

Procedure PD20110418 06/09/2012

Social Media Guidelines

These guidelines provide rules of engagement for department staff when participating in public conversations about education, through the use of social media. They also provide direction for establishing official department social media channels.

Guideline PD20110418 15/03/2011

Special Education in Ethics Policy

This policy outlines requirements and responsibilities for matters relating to special education in ethics.

Policy PD20130436 11/06/2013

Special Education in Ethics Implementation Procedures

The implementation procedures consider recommendations 1-5 of the NSW Ethics Course Trial Final Report (2010), Section 33A of the Education Act 1990 and the Final Report from the Inquiry into Education Amendment (Ethics Classes Repeal) Bill 2011.

Procedure PD20130436  

Sponsorship Policy

Sponsorship Policy for Schools and TAFE NSW provides guidance in seeking and managing sponsorship relationships with organisations, individuals and business which enhance educational programs and support the values, vision and goals of public education.

Policy PD20050295 27/03/2014

Sponsorship Guidelines

Guidelines for developing and managing Sponsorship relationships for schools, TAFEs, regional and state offices.

Guideline PD20050295 01/07/2009

Sport and Physical Activity Safety Policy for Schools

Provides information relating to student participation, supervision requirements, equipment specification, venue requirements and safety procedures for sport and physical activities. Refer to procedures for information on a range of activities and risk management.

Policy PD20020012 16/12/2013

Sport and Physical Activity in Schools, Safe Conduct Guidelines

Sets out standards and requirements for the planning, safe implementation and management of specific sports and outdoor recreation activities including advice on the supervision and welfare of students engaged in sport and physical activity

Guideline PD20020012  

Student Administrative Management Policy

This policy documents specific student administrative procedures used by TAFE Institutes and TAFE Student Services regarding replacement testamurs, joint testamurs and student name changes.

Policy PD20050199 13/12/2005

Course Completion Procedure

Sets out the proccedures and standards, roles and responsibilities in recording course completions

Procedure PD20050199  

False and Fraudulent Student Result Documents Procedure

Sets out the procedures that TAFE staff should undertake where TAFE NSW student result documents may be suspected of being false or fraudulent.

Procedure PD20050199  

Joint Testamur Procedure

Outlines the conditions under which the TAFE NSW logo and the logo of another registered training organisation or university may be jointly used on the one testamur document

Procedure PD20050199  

Replacement Testamur Procedure

Procedure PD20050199  

Student Name Change Procedure

Relates to the changing of a student's first, other or family common usage name on the TAFE NSW student information system database

Procedure PD20050199  

Testamur Issue Procedure

Sets out entitlement, responsibility and recording requirements associated with the issue of a testamur for the completion by a student of a TAFE NSW course

Procedure PD20050199  

Student Assistance Scheme (SAS) Intranet Only

Outlines the financial assistance that is available to eligible families of primary and secondary students attending NSW government schools for school related expenses.

Policy PD20050241 22/11/2011

Student Bring Your Own Device Policy (BYOD)

Requirements for schools that allow students to use personal mobile electronic devices at school, with the capability of connecting to the department’s wi-fi network.

Policy PD20130458 13/12/2013

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Schools 2013 Literature Review (.pdf)

This easy to read document is a concise summary of research and literature available at the time of writing. It describes the issues surrounding the Bring Your Own Device technology integration strategy.

Procedure PD20130458 27/11/2013

Student Agreement

This sample Student Agreement can be customised to suit local requirements.

Guideline PD20130458 21/11/2013

Student Bring Your Own Device Guidelines

This document provides advice for schools to consider when implementing the Student Mobile Device Policy.

Guideline PD20130458 21/11/2013

Student Counselling Files Policy

This policy sets out requirements for the establishment, use and storage of student counselling files.

Policy PD20050206 11/12/2013

Student Discipline in Government Schools Policy

Good discipline is fundamental to the achievement of Government priorities for the public school system. In line with this, schools must have a school discipline policy which is developed in consultation with school community members.

Policy PD20060316 04/04/2014

Student Discipline in Government Schools - Support materials

The purpose of these support materials is to assist schools to revise their current school discipline policy and build on their current practice.

Procedure PD20060316  

Suspension and Expulsion of School Students Procedures

These procedures set out the requirements for the suspension and expulsion of school students from NSW Government schools.

Procedure PD20060316 21/02/2011

Suspension and Expulsion of School Students Procedures - information for parents

This information leaflet, or the whole Suspension and Expulsion of School Students Procedures, is to be provided to students and their parents whenever a student is suspended from school or the principal is considering expelling the student from the school.

Procedure PD20060316 21/02/2011

Guidelines for the use of Time-out Strategies Including Dedicated Time-out Rooms

These guidelines set out requirements for the use of time-out strategies, including dedicated time-out rooms, in NSW government schools.

Guideline PD20060316 04/03/2011

Student Discipline in Government Schools Policy

Good discipline is fundamental to the achievement of Government priorities for the public school system. In line with this, schools must have a school discipline policy which is developed in consultation with school community members.

Policy PD20060316 11/12/2013

Student Discipline Policy - TAFE NSW

A policy for dealing with the conduct of a student that impairs the reasonable freedom of any person to pursue his or her studies, research, work or activities, or (b) the conduct of a student prejudicial to the management of the TAFE Commission or any part of it.

Policy PD20020075 11/05/2009

Student Discipline (Library Resource Materials) Mandatory Procedure

The Student Discipline (Libary Resource Materials) Mandatory Procedure covers aspects of student discipline related to library materials. The procedure applies to students throughout the TAFE Commission.

Procedure PD20020075 11/05/2009

Student Discipline Mandatory Procedures - TAFE NSW

This manual sets out the procedures to be followed in implementing the Student Discipline Policy - TAFE NSW.

Procedure PD20020075 11/02/2008

Student Documentation - Issuing Australian Qualifications Framework Qualifications Documents Policy - TAFE NSW

Student documentation is issued in line with national and TAFE NSW requirements.

Policy PD20060328 17/04/2013

Student documentation – Issuing Australian Qualifications Framework Qualifications Documentation - TAFE NSW - Implementation Guidelines

Outlines the processes and guidelines for issuing qualifications and related documentation to students enrolled in AQF and related TAFE NSW courses

Guideline PD20060328 10/10/2011

Student Health in NSW Public Schools: A summary and consolidation of policy

This policy provides a summary and consolidation of policy on student health in NSW public schools. It is designed to be read in conjunction with the department's student health website and the policy implementation documents.

Policy PD20040034 11/12/2013

Anaphylaxis Procedures for Schools 2012

The procedures outline the steps schools need to follow to manage the needs of students who have been diagnosed as being at risk of a severe allergic reaction. They focus on an individual health care plan, developed jointly by the principal and the student's parent, which incorporates information and planned emergency treatment, in the form the ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis that are relevant to the particular student.

Procedure PD20040034 01/11/2012

Student Health website

The student health section of the department's public schools website is a major source of practical advice to school on the implementation of this policy

Guideline PD20040034 06/08/2012

Sun Safety for Students Guidelines

Assists schools to plan and implement effective action on sun safety for students through reducing exposure to the sun and increasing the use of sun safe strategies. The guidelines and support materials are on the sun safety page of the public schools website.

Guideline PD20040034 01/06/2013

Student Identification in Final Examinations Policy - TAFE NSW

Outlines TAFEcard requirements, including the presentation of TAFEcards by students sitting TAFE NSW final examinations, and managing the verification of student identity during final examinations, including compliance with best practice principles eg fraud prevention.

Policy PD20050087 01/09/2006

Student Reservist Support Policy – TAFE NSW

This policy makes special provisions to support TAFE NSW students who are members of the Defence Reserves. The aim is to assist Defence Reservists by making provision to withdraw without penalty and to re-enrol and resume their course of study as appropriate.

Policy PD20110419 26/09/2012

Student Selection Policy - TAFE NSW

Student selection is valid, fair and reliable across TAFE NSW

Policy PD20040064 30/08/2012

Student Welfare Policy

A framework for school communities to review student welfare, determine key issues for action and develop and implement student welfare actions and initiatives.

Policy PD20020052 06/09/2004

Student Welfare Policy

A framework for school communities to review student welfare, determine key issues for action and develop and implement student welfare actions and initiatives.

Policy PD20020052 06/09/2004

Students with Disabilities Policy - TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW aims to ensure that the needs of students with disabilities are met in all aspects of vocational education, training and services offered by the NSW TAFE Commission and that all students have equal education opportunity.

Policy PD20050194 14/03/2011

Students with Disabilities Implementation Procedures (Ms Word)

Outlines the procedures underpinning the policy which aims to ensure that the needs of students with disabilities are met in all aspects of vocational education and training offered by the NSW TAFE Commission.

Procedure PD20050194  

TAFE NSW Offshore AQF Program Delivery

TAFE NSW offshore delivery and assessment of VET programs leading to AQF qualifications must comply with the requirements of the VET Quality Framework (VQF)

Policy PD20050298 29/11/2012

Temporary Visa Holders Policy - TAFE NSW

The Temporary Visa Holders Policy - TAFE NSW outlines TAFE NSW requirements for the enrolment of temporary visa holders.

Policy PD20050089 17/04/2013

Temporary Visa Holders - Mandatory Study Conditions

An implementation document setting out the required conditions and entitlements of temporary visa holders wishing to study with TAFE NSW.

Procedure PD20050089 01/12/2012

Temporary visa holders enrolment procedures - TAFE NSW

Enrolment and system procedures including support materials and forms.

Procedure PD20050089 01/01/2011

Third Party Access to TAFE NSW Facilities

Access to TAFE NSW facilities will be granted to other registered training organisations, and other organisations, at commercial rates when they are not required for TAFE NSW business purposes provided the needs of TAFE NSW students are given priority at all times.

Policy PD20050239 12/08/2010

Third Party Access to TAFE NSW Facilities - Implementation Guidelines - V1.3

Details the arrangements for access by third party organisations to TAFE NSW facilities.

Guideline PD20050239 21/07/2010

Trade Test Policy

The Trade Test Policy applies where requests have been made by the Vocational Training Tribunal to TAFE NSW to test applicants for trade recognition. This is a service provided by TAFE NSW.

Policy PD20050112 20/02/2012

Trade Test Procedure and Guidelines (Ms Word)

The Trade Test Procedure and Guidelines apply when requests have been made by the Vocational Training Tribunal to TAFE NSW to test applicants for trade skills recognitioin.

Procedure PD20050112 01/05/2011

Values in NSW public schools

This policy sets out the NSW approach to values and values education in public schools.

Policy PD20050131 17/08/2005

Values in NSW public schools

This policy sets out the NSW approach to values and values education in public schools.

Policy PD20050131 17/08/2005

Vendor Invoice Payment Terms Policy

This policy has been developed to optimise the departmental working capital and provide clear and equitable terms of business for our suppliers.

Policy PD20120430 24/05/2012

VET FEE-HELP Policy - TAFE NSW

VET FEE-HELP is a program that extends the existing higher education loan scheme to the vocational education and training sector under the Higher Education Support Act 2003.

Policy PD20090397 18/09/2013

VET FEE-HELP Policy Implementation Guidelines

Clarifies the responsibilities of TAFE NSW Institutes in regard to administering VET FEE-HELP.

Guideline PD20090397 05/09/2013

VET FEE-HELP Tuition Fee and Refund Policy - TAFE NSW

VET FEE-HELP is a program that extends the existing higher education loan scheme to the VET sector under the Higher Education Support Act 2003. This policy covers payments, withdrawals, refunds and remittances associated with the delivery of VET FEE-HELP in TAFE NSW.

Policy PD20090398 18/09/2013

VET FEE-HELP Tuition Fee and Refund Guidelines - TAFE NSW

Sets out guidelines for the charging of tuition fees and for refunds for students enrolled under the Commonwealth VET FEE-HELP student loan scheme.

Guideline PD20090398 05/09/2013

Violent Behaviour, Identification of History and Management Policy - TAFE NSW

This interim policy provides the framework for TAFE NSW Institutes to identify and manage the current risk posed by students with a history of violent behaviour, so as to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff at TAFE NSW.

Policy PD20070368 14/01/2008

Violent Behaviour, Identification of History and Management Guidelines

Guidelines including checklist and FAQs to support TAFE NSW Institutes in the implementation of policy.

Guideline PD20070368 12/02/2008

Voluntary School Contribution

Outlines the criteria for voluntary contributions that can be made by parents and guardians to enhance school programs.

Policy PD20050233 11/12/2013

Voluntary School Contribution Code of Practice

The code of practice provides principals and the school community a guide for requesting voluntary contributions.

Guideline PD20050233  

Welfare of Students While Engaged in Activities Conducted Under the Auspices of the School

Clarification of the roles and responsibilities of departmental staff when activities are conducted in collaboration with other community organisations, but under the auspices of the school.

Policy PD20040019 09/06/2004

Work Health and Safety (WHS) Policy

This policy sets out work health and safety requirements and the Department’s commitment to the health and safety of everyone in its workplaces.

Policy PD20130454 29/10/2013

Department of Education and Communities WHS website (intranet only)

Work health and safety information, procedures and support tools.

Procedure PD20130454 28/10/2013

Work Health and Safety (WHS) Policy

This policy sets out work health and safety requirements and the Department’s commitment to the health and safety of everyone in its workplaces.

Policy PD20130454 29/10/2013

Workforce Diversity Policy

The Workforce Diversity Policy is a commitment by the Department to create a workplace that is fair and inclusive, and builds a workforce which better reflects the diversity of our students, parents and the NSW community.

Policy PD20090388 17/09/2012

Aboriginal Human Resources Development Plan 2012-2017 (PDF 1.51MB)

The Plan provides clear direction for continually increasing employment and leadership development opportunities for Aboriginal people and strengthens our commitment to ensure better outcomes for students and stronger partnerships with Aboriginal communities.

Guideline PD20090388 17/09/2012

Strategic Human Resources Plan 2012-2017 (PDF 1.6MB)

The Plan is our five-year commitment to improve workforce capability for significantly better outcomes for students and communities

Guideline PD20090388 17/09/2012

Workforce Diversity Plan 2012-2017 (PDF 1.43MB)

The Plan is our five-year commitment to creating a fair and inclusive working environment and to building a workforce which better reflects the diversity of our students, parents/carers and the NSW community.

Guideline PD20090388 01/06/2012

Working with Children Check Policy

The Working with Children Check is a screening mechanism to prevent certain persons from engaging in child-related work.

Policy PD20050264 22/08/2013

Working with Children Check - Appendix 1 - WWCC Requirements - Determining which checks are required (PDF 79KB)

This document outlines the requirements of various categories of staff in adhering to the new Working with Children Check.

Procedure PD20050264 01/06/2013

Working with Children Check - Appendix 2 - Checklist for School Principals (PDF 185KB)

The checklists in this appendix aim to assist school principals in applying the provisions in the Working with Children Check Procedures.

Procedure PD20050264 01/06/2013

Working with Children Check - Appendix 3 - Checklist for Corporate, TAFE & OoC (PDF 112KB)

The checklists in this Appendix aim to assist Directors in Corporate areas, TAFE NSW Institutes and the Office of Communities in applying the provisions in the Working with Children Check Procedures.

Procedure PD20050264 01/06/2013

Working with Children Check - Appendix 4 - Information for applicants - how to apply for the WWCC Clearance (PDF 49KB)

This information sheet provides guidance on how to apply for a Working with Children Check Clearance number.

Procedure PD20050264 01/06/2013

Working with Children Check - Appendix 5 - WWCC Declaration for volunteers and contractors (other than ASTP contractors) (PDF 176KB)

This form is required to be completed by volunteers and contractors (other than contractors in the Assisted School Travel Program) who are seeking engagement with the Department, but are not required to hold a Working with Children Check Clearance number.

Procedure PD20050264 01/06/2013

Working with Children Check - Appendix 6 - Proof of Identity (PDF 39KB)

This document sets out the proof of identity documents that may be provided, including the value of each document to meet the 100-point check.

Procedure PD20050264 01/06/2013

Working with Children Check - Appendix 7 - Declaration National Criminal Records Check (PDF 149KB)

This form must be completed by all persons applying for paid employment (child-related positions) with the NSW Department of Education and Communities and contractors seeking engagement with the Department’s Assisted School Travel Program. This process forms part of the Department’s National Criminal Records Check requirement.

Procedure PD20050264 01/06/2013

Working with Children Check - Appendix 8 - CRIMTRAC (NPCS Application and Consent Form) (PDF 394 KB)

This form must be completed by all persons applying for paid employment (child-related positions) with the NSW Department of Education and Communities and contractors seeking engagement with the Department’s Assisted School Travel Program. This process forms part of the Department’s National Criminal Records Check requirement.

Procedure PD20050264 01/06/2013

Working with Children Check - Appendix 9 - Transition dates for existing child-related workers (PDF 358KB)

This document sets out the transitional arrangements to assist existing employees in determining when they must meet the requirements of the new Working with Children Check.

Procedure PD20050264 01/06/2013

Working with Children Check Procedures - 15 June 2013 (PDF 90KB)

Outlines the working with children check requirements for child related employment in the Department. Must be read in conjunction with the Working with Children Check Policy.

Procedure PD20050264 01/06/2013

Workplace Learning Policy for Secondary Students in Government Schools and TAFE NSW Institutes

This policy enables students to contextualise their learning and achieve significant curriculum outcomes by accessing the skill and knowledge environment of participating workplaces. Collaborative involvement optimises student learning and safety during placement.

Policy PD20050016 22/01/2014

Workplace learning implementation documents

An index webpage containing links for mandatory procedures and standards, guides for employers, parents and carers, and other support documents

Procedure PD20050016  

Cash in Transit Procedure Intranet Only

The Cash in Transit procedure cover TAFE NSW (Soft Skin) Cash Collection Services. These services include: collection of cash, cheques banking of cash, cheques collection of petty cash floats

Procedure PD20050084  

Cash in Transit Procedure

The Cash in Transit procedure cover TAFE NSW (Soft Skin) Cash Collection Services. These services include: collection of cash, cheques banking of cash, cheques collection of petty cash floats

Procedure PD20050084  

Cash Handling & Cash Minimisation Guidelines

The TAFE NSW Cash Handling and Cash Minimisation Guidelines are based on current legislation and should be used in developing local Risk Management Plans. They should be read in conjunction with the TAFE NSW Cash Handling and Cash Minimisation Policy stated above.
These guidelines are based on current legislation and should be used in developing local Risk Management Plans. They should be read in conjunction with the TAFE NSW Cash Handling and Cash Minimisation Policy.

Guideline PD20050084 07/01/2014

Displaced & Excess Staff Management Procedures (Word 175KB) Intranet Only

Describes the redeployment and voluntary redundancy process including direct appointment, redeployment matching, priority assessment process, trial placements, salary maintenance, appeals process, and support services. Appendices include voluntary redundancy entitlements, job assist scheme guidelines and long term temporary employees management procedures and application for special leave to seek employment outside of the NSW Public Sector.

Procedure PD20080377 05/03/2008

Displaced & Excess Staff Management Procedures (Word 175KB)

Describes the redeployment and voluntary redundancy process including direct appointment, redeployment matching, priority assessment process, trial placements, salary maintenance, appeals process, and support services. Appendices include voluntary redundancy entitlements, job assist scheme guidelines and long term temporary employees management procedures and application for special leave to seek employment outside of the NSW Public Sector.

Procedure PD20080377 05/03/2008

Enterprise Data Policy: information to support implementation (PDF 55KB) Intranet Only

Further detailed information to support the implementation of the Department’s Enterprise Data Policy

Procedure PD20090389 06/08/2009

Enterprise Data Policy: information to support implementation (PDF 55KB)

Further detailed information to support the implementation of the Department’s Enterprise Data Policy

Procedure PD20090389 06/08/2009

Incident Reporting Procedures (Ms Word 65.5kb)

The procedures outline the requirement for workplace managers to ensure staff are aware of their responsibility to report incidents and provides the workplace manager with guidance on who to contact for the reporting of the various types of incidents.

Procedure PD20070362 10/08/2007

Incident Reporting Procedures (Ms Word 65.5kb)

The procedures outline the requirement for workplace managers to ensure staff are aware of their responsibility to report incidents and provides the workplace manager with guidance on who to contact for the reporting of the various types of incidents.

Procedure PD20070362 10/08/2007

Mandatory Roll Procedure - TAFE NSW Intranet Only

Mandatory procedures regarding the use and reporting requirements of rolls.

Procedure PD20050083 07/01/2008

Mandatory Roll Procedure - TAFE NSW

Mandatory procedures regarding the use and reporting requirements of rolls.

Procedure PD20050083 07/01/2008

Travel on official business procedures Intranet Only

Provides instructions on the approval and authorisation process to assist staff in managing resources, improving current work practices and ensuring a consistent approach

Procedure PD20050229  

Travel on official business procedures

Provides instructions on the approval and authorisation process to assist staff in managing resources, improving current work practices and ensuring a consistent approach

Procedure PD20050229