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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)

  • This procedure constitutes the Department for Education Appendix to the SA Government ISG.

  • This procedure is to advise staff of the insurance and claims management matters relating to incidents to children, students or visitors on departmental premises or participating in departmental activities.

  • Guidelines for applying for Intervac funding, including eligibility, referrals, claims and responsibilities.

  • This policy makes sure the Department for Education complies with its legislative obligations.

  • Preschool is traditionally delivered during the core hours of 8.45am to 3.15pm. Long day preschool programs may be provided over extended hours outside the core hours, to allow children to access their 15 hours preschool entitlement over two days. The objective of this policy is to ensure that there are effective procedures in place to meet community needs and ensure staff entitlements are maintained when sites provide a preschool program over longer hours.

  • This guideline document is designed to provide site leaders, their parent community and their respective sector offices with improved clarity about the actions to be taken and matters that require considerations at each stage of managing an allegation of sexual misconduct.

  • This document is a practical direction for all staff working in education and care to manage medications in an education and care setting, and to plan and manage medication administration for child

  • The merit selection policy outlines the standards used when selecting applicants for positions within the Department for Education.

  • The merit selection procedure outlines the approved processes for merit selection across the organisation and must be read in conjunction with the merit selection policy.

  • The National School Chaplaincy Program (2015-2018) aims to support schools in promoting the wellbeing of students by providing funds that contribute to the maintenance or establishment of pastoral care services in the school.



Operational Policy unit

Phone: 8226 6443
Email: education.Policy [at] sa.gov.au