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Departmental policies

A number of the department’s policy documents, including policies, procedures, guidelines, standards and frameworks, are accessible via this page.

If you are unable to find a particular policy document using this search, please contact the Central Policy Unit.

Department staff searching for policy documents should use the Department for Education Intranet (login required)

  • Framework for Discretionary Payments with Temporary Teaching Service.

  • The purpose of this policy is to provide a clear statement to all people engaged with Department for Education sites and services that fraud, corruption and other forms of criminal conduct, misconduct and maladministration will not be tolerated.

  • This procedure outlines the Department for Education’s (the department) corporate, preschool, school and care setting processes for supporting gender diverse and intersex children and young people in accordance with the department’s policy, Supporting gender diverse, intersex and sexually diverse children and young people.

  • The Gifted and Talented Children and Students policy offers guidance on the identification of gifted and talented learners and the provision of appropriate curriculum, pedagogy and educational pathways that supports gifted and talented learners to achieve their full academic, personal and social potential.

  • The governance framework is provided to clearly articulate the vision and values of the department and the principles of good governance. The framework outlines the key elements that determine, influence or shape decision making and it articulates the authorities under which these are made.

  • Great start literacy brochure for everyday learning for numeracy and literacy for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. 

  • These guidelines outline when a student should exit speech and language classes. It further outlines pathways post a speech and language class placement, review assessments and exit meetings.

  • This document offers guidance to sites that choose to offer individual children in the community an unfunded program in order to further the child's development, education, care and welfare.

  • The Department for Education is committed to working in partnership with the Women's and Children's Health Network (WCHN) to maximise the wellbeing and learning outcomes of preschool children and to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all staff.

  • These guidelines provide a framework through which schools and preschools can promote learning, health and wellbeing in relation to food and nutrition. 



Operational Policy and Across Government Projects unit

Phone: 8226 1000 or 1800 088 158
Email: education.Policy [at] sa.gov.au