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Health care plans

A child or student’s health and wellbeing are tied to their ability to learn. The department aims to ensure the best educational outcomes for all children and students by providing support to their health and wellbeing needs.

Health care plans specify the arrangements and staff training necessary to help children with health conditions attend school or preschool.

Non-specific health care plans

The non-specific health care plan (DOC 48KB) is completed by the treating health professional in consultation with the parent or legal guardian for a child or young person requiring additional care or supervision related to their physical or mental health and wellbeing.

Individual first aid plan

The Individual first aid plan (DOC 31KB) is completed by the treating health professional in consultation with the parent or legal guardian for a child or young person who requires individual first aid assistance that is not the standard first aid response. 

Specific health care plans

Allergy and anaphylaxis

ASCIA action plans, treatment plans and checklist


Asthma care plan


Oncology patient care plan (PDF 512KB)

Continence care

Continence care plan (DOC 136KB)
Toileting care and learning plan (DOC 188KB)
Ileostomy, colostomy, urostomy care and learning plan (DOC 186KB)
Intermittent catheterisation care and learning plan (DOC 233KB)
Menstruation management care and learning plan (DOC 209KB)

Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis care plan (DOC 190KB)


Diabetes action and management plans

Eating and drinking care

Oral eating and drinking care plan (DOC 120KB)
Oral eating and drinking observation log (DOC 66KB)

Epilepsy and seizures

Intranasal midazolam (INM) authority (PDF 439KB)
Seizure care plan  (DOC 95KB)
Seizure observation log (DOC 69KB)
Standard seizure first aid
INM administration first aid
Management of a seizure event

Infestation, including head lice

Healthy heads without head lice: control of head lice in SA guidelines (SA Health)

Medication management

These documents are not for use for intranasal midazolam or adrenaline auto-injector.

Medication authority  (DOC 65KB)
Multiple medication authority (DOC 96KB) (for use when four or more medications are prescribed to an individual)
Medication log (General Use) (PDF 72KB)
Medication log for Family Day Care (DOC 130KB)

Osteogenesis imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta care plan (PDF 503KB)

Spina bifida

Spina bifida care plan (PDF 57KB)

Transfer and positioning

Transfers and positioning health care plan  (DOC 217KB)

Department staff can access more information about health support training and resources on the Department for Education Intranet (staff login required).


Information for families and students

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Disability Policy and Programs

Phone: 8226 1769
Email: education.specialeducation [at] sa.gov.au