Policy and advisory library
The policy and advisory library provides transparency of Department of Education (DOE) decision making and operations.
Policies provide formal statements on moral, ethical and legal matters to assist in decision making, for schools, students, parents and the wider school community on the provision of education and care services across the Northern Territory (NT).
All policies on this website are current and enforceable. If the suggested review date has passed, the policy remains current until the review is undertaken.
Schools can create contextualised procedures or guidelines to ensure the department’s policy position is implemented in their workplace. Talk to your local school about these.
DOE staff can access the full library of policies on the Education intranet (requires NTSchools network).
Emergency management and other school operations including excursions, trespass, alcohol consumption and political activities
Student enrolment and attendance
Enrolment and attendance, transfers between schools, distance education and mature age students for Northern Territory Government schools and learning centres
Resource and financial management
Use, maintain and manage department resources including funds, infrastructure and assets
Early childhood education and care
Preschool requirements, regulations, transitioning and Families as First Teachers programs
Back to school payment scheme, school representative bodies and non-government schools
Curriculum, assessment, reporting and certification
Education and care stages from birth to year 12, including curriculum, transitioning, vocational education, careers and engaging external providers
Student health, safety, wellbeing and behaviour
Child safety, wellbeing and behaviour and the support of children and students health needs including specific information on how to respond to certain medical disorders
Access and equity
Transport, assistance animals, students with a disability and suitable text and media in schools