Governance

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

The Department provides schools with a range of advice so that they can meet various legislative and policy requirements relating to school governance including:

  • school council arrangements
  • accountability and continuous improvement activity
  • archives and records keeping  
  • information management i.e. protecting privacy, abiding by freedom of information requirements
  • home schooling
  • management and maintenance of safe school premises and equipment 
  • management of and response to actual or threatened violence at school
  • response to a range of key issues in accordance with the Department's legal position
  • development and implementation of effective risk management strategies
  • meeting obligations and recommended standards of behaviours when using social media tools for personal or professional purposes.

Note:   All schools and home schooling providers must be registered and meet minimum standards.

Related policies

The policies within this section are: