All Victorian schools have a legal responsibility to monitor, record and follow up student absences. This section provides information on what schools can do to meet these obligations.
Print the school attendance guidelines
These pages have been developed from the school attendance guidelines. The guidelines support schools and school attendance officers to meet their responsibilities and duties under the
Education and Training Reform
Act 2006 and the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017. The guidelines were updated in January 2018.
To download the guidelines in full, see:
School Attendance Guidelines
For more information and to make a referral to a school attendance officer, contact your regional office.