Processes and Management - Emergency Management

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

​In addition to the approval process undertaken by the principal and/or school council, the Department's Emergency and Security Management Unit must also receive a notification of school activity.

The details provided on this notification will be used to provide initial information to emergency services during an emergency. Where additional information is required during an emergency, schools will be expected to provide it from the documentation prepared for the excursion, as well as the Notification of school activity.

Reporting incidents

For general record keeping purposes, it is important that details of accidents at schools or on excursions be recorded on the injury management system on CASES/CASES21. Principals may also wish to obtain further information such as statements from witnesses and retain these on file, with a notation on the statements that they are to be used for the sole purpose of defending any potential or actual legal claim.

The Emergency and Security Management Unit

Schools are required to immediately notify the Emergency and Security Management Unit of any incident that impacts on the safety or wellbeing of staff, students or visitors on:

Ph: (03) 9589 6266 - 24 hour service.

The Emergency and Security Management Unit provides:

  • a 24 hour communications facility for schools and the Department
  • advice and assistance to schools both during and after emergencies
  • assistance the school community to return to normal as soon as possible and
  • ensures that that the long term effect of any physical or psychological damage is minimised.

More information

For more information about excursion emergency management, see: School Policy and Advisory Guide
​ Safety, Emergency and Risk Management

For more information about security, see: Emergency and Security Management (EduGate log-in and password required).