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 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

Get advice

For more information and to make a referral to a school attendance officer, contact your regional office.