Latest updates on school policies and advice

Find information about recent changes to the policy and advisory library, including new policies, reviewed and updated policies and revoked policies.

New policies

Title Effective fromNotes

Administration of medications to students with notified medical conditions procedure DOCX (670.1 KB)
Administration of medications to students with notified medical conditions procedure PDF (594.3 KB)

6 June 2022The Administration of medications to students with notified medical conditions procedure was updated with important information for schools and staff about their obligations and protections when fulfilling duty of care requirements.
Supplementary preschool enrolment form PDF (195.3 KB)
Supplementary preschool enrolment form DOCX (69.0 KB)
6 December 2021 The supplementary preschool enrolment form has been updated to meet new national regulation requirements. Schools must use the updated form for all 2022 preschool enrolments.
Families as First Teachers policy PDF (1.0 MB)
Families as First Teachers policy  DOCX (1.1 MB)
 
Families as First Teachers guidelines PDF (963.6 KB)
Families as First Teachers guidelines DOCX (873.9 KB)
 
Families as First Teachers attendance recording procedures PDF (838.2 KB)
Families as First Teachers attendance recording procedures  DOCX (200.1 KB)
12 August 2021 The Families as First Teachers (FaFT) policy documents explain the delivery, reporting and accountability processes for FaFT programs across the Territory.
Northern Territory Board of Studies (NTBOS) curriculum, assessment, reporting and certification policy: early childhood to Year 12 PDF (925.8 KB)
Northern Territory Board of Studies (NTBOS) curriculum, assessment, reporting and certification policy: early childhood to Year 12  DOCX (571.2 KB)
6 August 2021 Sets out the standards and processes required to ensure that the NT education system promotes excellence and equity while delivering world-class curriculum and assessment
Codes of conduct for education sites and workplace participants policy PDF (683.4 KB)
Codes of conduct for education sites and workplace participants policy  DOCX (192.4 KB)

Codes of conduct for education sites and workplace participants procedures PDF (694.0 KB)
Codes of conduct for education sites and workplace participants procedures  DOCX (204.1 KB)
16 June 2021 Sets the standards, expected behaviours and procedures for creating learning and working environments that are safe and supportive for all school community members.

Updated policies

Title Effective fromNotes
Preschool guide to NQF policy requirements PDF (195.0 KB)
Preschool guide to NQF policy requirements DOCX (91.4 KB)
8 April 2022Updated to reflect recent preschool specific policy and procedure updates.
Managing water hazards in preschool policy and procedures PDF (169.2 KB)
Managing water hazards in preschool policy and procedures DOCX (57.8 KB) 
8 April 2022Under the reviewed managing water hazards in preschool policy and procedures, preschools are no longer required to develop their own site specific preschool procedure but to undertake a risk assessment approach to managing water hazards within their context in line with the revised procedure.
Managing water hazards in preschool – preschool risk assessment template PDF (133.2 KB)
Managing water hazards in preschool – preschool risk assessment template  DOCX (60.3 KB)
8 April 2022A new template to support preschools to assess and manage any water hazards within their environment and program.
Nutrition, food and beverage and dietary requirements in preschools policy and procedures PDF (171.6 KB)
Nutrition, food and beverage and dietary requirements in preschools policy and procedures  DOCX (57.9 KB)
8 April 2022Under the reviewed nutrition, food and beverage and dietary requirements in preschools policy and procedures, preschools are no longer required to develop their own site specific preschool procedure,
and will follow the procedures set out in this document.
Preschool specific policy PDF (659.4 KB)
Preschool specific policy DOCX (67.5 KB) 

Preschool guide to NQF policy requirements PDF (195.0 KB)
Preschool guide to NQF policy requirements DOCX (91.4 KB)
24 January 2022The preschool specific policy and preschool guide to the NQF policy requirements have been reviewed and updated. These documents outline how preschools should implement Department of Education policies and procedures to meet the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Law and National Regulations.
Responsible person and education leader delegations procedure PDF (845.9 KB)
Responsible person and education leader delegations procedure  DOCX (112.1 KB)
24 January 2022The responsible person in preschools guidelines have been revised to provide additional information about managing delegations and the roles of the nominated supervisor and person in day-to-day charge. The updated procedure also includes delegation information for the educational leader role in preschools. This procedure is supported by the nominated supervisor consent form DOCX (61.4 KB) and the preschool delegations consent form DOCX (61.3 KB).
Participation of pre-service teachers/educators and volunteers procedure PDF (708.6 KB)
Participation of pre-service teachers/educators and volunteers procedure  DOCX (65.1 KB)
24 January 2022The participation of pre-service teachers/educators and volunteers procedures has been updated so that preschools are no longer required to develop their own procedures. Preschools should now follow these procedures to establish process for induction, management and recording of pre-service teacher/educators and volunteer participation in the service. A template DOCX (64.7 KB) is also provided to support the recording of participation in line with the regulatory requirements.
Attendance and participation policy PDF (704.3 KB)
Attendance and participation policy  DOCX (72.5 KB)

Attendance recording and reporting guidelines PDF (614.6 KB)
Attendance recording and reporting guidelines DOCX (64.5 KB)
 
Exemptions from attendance and participation guidelines PDF (723.2 KB)
Exemptions from attendance and participation guidelines DOCX (74.0 KB) 

Attendance - compliance guidelines PDF (853.2 KB)
Attendance - compliance guidelines DOCX (80.6 KB)

Enrolment policy PDF (699.5 KB)
Enrolment policy DOCX (67.8 KB)
 
Enrolment procedures PDF (1.4 MB)
Enrolment procedures  DOCX (149.0 KB)

Enrolment enforcement guidelines PDF (903.8 KB)
Enrolment enforcement guidelines  DOCX (163.7 KB)
17 December
2021 
A review of the department’s enrolment and attendance policy suite has resulted in:
  • clarification of roles and responsibilities to maintain accurate and current student records, including roll marking
  • incorporating a focus on engagement, with enforcement action a last resort
  • clarifying that all SAMS users need to be aware of the requirement to enter accurate enrolment and attendance data, highlighting that false entry or manipulation of figures have ramifications that can include prosecution under several acts - A statement has been added to the attendance policy to this affect
  • clarifying the notification process for student absences – each student must be followed up by their school on the first day of absence where no notification has been received
  • highlighting that all schools must have developed and implemented a process to follow regarding un-notified absences.
Mandatory reporting of harm and exploitation of children guidelines PDF (857.6 KB)
Mandatory reporting of harm and exploitation of children guidelines  DOCX (1.4 MB)

Mandatory reporting of harm and exploitation of children - directors/managers declaration and attendance sheet PDF (752.9 KB)
Mandatory reporting of harm and exploitation of children - directors/managers declaration and attendance sheet DOCX (754.0 KB) 

Mandatory reporting of harm and exploitation of children - principals declaration and attendance sheet PDF (656.2 KB)
Mandatory reporting of harm and exploitation of children - principals declaration and attendance sheet  DOCX (690.0 KB)
17 December 2021The mandatory reporting of harm and exploitation of children guidelines and the associated templates have been updated to reflect the availability of the department’s new online mandatory reporting of harm and exploitation of children training.
Northern Territory Board of Studies student awards policy PDF (238.2 KB)
Northern Territory Board of Studies student awards policy  DOCX (154.0 KB)
6 August 2021 Update of template and terminology.
Travel assistance Northern Territory Board of Studies award recipient policy PDF (766.5 KB)
Travel assistance Northern Territory Board of Studies award recipient policy DOCX (1.6 MB)
6 August 2021 Update of template and terminology.

Revoked policies

No policies have been revoked in the last year.


Last updated: 16 June 2022

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