Requirements for Out-of-Home Care Providers

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

Schools, Child Protection Practitioners and case workers are required to meet their obligations under the Out-Of-Home Care Education Commitment: A Partnering Agreement.

To view the agreement in full, see: Out of home care education commitment

For roles and responsibilities, see: The Partnering Agreement: Roles and Responsib​ilities - factsheet

Additional requirements for schools

​For every student in Out-of-Home Care, the Department requires schools to: 

Partnering Agreement background

The Agreement aims to ensure that: 

  • processes are in place to actively support the educational achievement of every child and young person in out-of-home care 
  • a strongly coordinated approach exists to support the needs of children and young people in out-of-home care 
  • all parties understand each other’s roles and responsibilities and work cooperatively 
  • strategies are implemented to improve outcomes related to student enrolment, attendance, achievement, case planning, retention and school completion. 

Further support

​​LOOKOUT Centres are an additional resource to support schools, Child Protection Practitioners and case workers to meet their obligations under the Out-Of-Home Care Education Commitment.

For more information, see: Support ​for out-of-home care providers