Purpose of this policy
To ensure school policies and practices comply with the policy requirements.
- establish a process for ensuring that all staff and school council members are advised of the policy requirements
- establish a gift register to keep records of accepted gifts, benefits and hospitality of more than nominal value.
The principal must monitor the gift register records which are reviewed annually by the school council
The Department’s policy:
- applies to all Department employees in the public service and teaching service, school council employees and school councillors
- does not prevent teachers and principals from accepting token gifts from students, parents and overseas visitors.
The Public Sector Standards Commissioner issued the Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Policy Framework for the Victorian Public Sector (March 2010) requiring all public sector entities including government schools to ensure that they have gifts, benefits and hospitality policies and processes that satisfy the requirements of the Framework.
For more information, see: