School Nurses & First Aid Coordinators

Purpose of this policy

To outline the role of school nurses and first aid coordinators.


School nurses or first aid coordinators undertake a range of responsibilities including:

  • taking a lead role in supporting teachers and principals in health support planning
  • having knowledge of:
    • all students with a support or management plan
    • the first aid response noted in the plans
  • ensuring that student’s emergency contact details are up to date
  • ensuring all medications supplied by the student are within their use-by date
  • working with staff to conduct regular:
    • reviews of management strategies
    • risk assessments
    • develop strategies to raise awareness in the school community about health and safety issues.
  • For more information about occupational health and safety, see: Health, Safety and WorkSafe

Related policies

Related legislation

  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004

Department resources