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.
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.
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.
Allergy and anaphylaxis
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)
Eating and drinking care
Epilepsy and seizures
Infestation, including head lice
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)
Transfer and positioning
Department staff can access more information about health support training and resources on the Department for Education Intranet (staff login required).
Visit sa.gov.au for more details about:
- first aid and medical emergency
- support for students with complex health needs or disability
- mental health and education – children
- counselling in schools
- healthy eating
- hot weather
- school dental service.
Disability Policy and Programs
Phone: 8226 1769
Email: education.specialeducation [at] sa.gov.au