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Departmental policies

A number of the department’s policies can be accessed on this page.

The policies listed on this page may contain links that are for internal use only. If you need more information, you can contact your school or the business unit listed for advice.

If you're unable to find a particular policy using this search, contact Operational Policy.

Department staff searching for policies should use the departmental policies A to Z on the intranet (login required).

  • The numeracy and literacy strategy will guide teachers and other school staff, early childhood workers, health workers and importantly, parents, to give children the best start possible.

  • This procedure details the operating requirements for delivering a departmental occasional care service, including compliance with the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations.

  • A crèche service may be provided by a range of Department for Education (department) sites and programs including preschools, Children’s Centres for Early Childhood Development and Parenting (Children’s Centres), Learning Together and schools to support parents and caregivers to access parental support, educational and community activities.

  • This document is a practical direction for all staff working in education and care to plan and manage children and young people who require oral eating and drinking support including oral sensitivi

  • This procedure gives schools and preschools instructions around how to manage the organisation of school and preschool days, early dismissal, student-f

  • Department for Education policy covering the requirements of the national law, the Education and Children's Services Act 2019, and associated SA government policies about OSHC services that government schools must comply with.

  • This guideline outlines the roles and responsibilities for people engaged in the provision and operation of OSHC on Department for Education sites.

  • The Parent Engagement framework is our commitment to working in partnership with parents. It is the foundation for how we can develop quality parent engagement strategies.

  • This policy connects the work of all employees to organisational planning, strategic objectives and relevant performance standards through individualised planning, learning and accountability programs.

  • Guideline for claims and reimbursements regarding protective clothing, safety footwear, and sun protection equipment.



Operational Policy

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