Acceptable Use Policy for ICT Systems

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 Acceptable Use Policy outlines appropriate use of the Department's Information, Communication and Technology resources.

This policy applies to all users of the Department's ICT resources.

For a copy of the complete policy, see: Acceptable Use Policy DEECD ICT (pdf - 396.98kb)

Frequently asked questions

The Policy FAQs outline:

  • Who is covered by the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)?
  • Does the AUP cover me when I am working from home?
  • What are the Department's ICT resources?
  • Does the AUP cover internet browsing, social networking and emailing?
  • What are my obligations as a user of the Department's ICT resources?
  • Can I use the Department's ICT systems for personal use during my breaks?
  • Who can monitor my use of the Department's ICT systems?
  • What should I do if I receive an inappropriate email?
  • What should I do if I discover inappropriate content on a Department computer?
  • What are the consequences for breaching this policy?

For a copy of the FAQs, see: Acceptable Use Policy FAQ (pdf - 186.32kb)

The Policy became effective March 2011.

Student Acceptable Use Agreement

The Department has provide a template to assist school communities to develop agreements with students as to what constitutes acceptable use of internet, netbooks and other online and digital technologies in their communities, see: Student Acceptable Use Agreement