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Departmental policies

A number of the department’s policy documents, including policies, procedures, guidelines, standards and frameworks, are accessible via this page.

If you are unable to find a particular policy document using this search, please contact the Central Policy Unit.

DECD staff searching for policy documents should use the DECD Intranet (login required)

  • Outline of legislative responsibilities and obligations of the Minister for Education and Child Development , the Minister for Child Protection Reform and the Chief Executive, DECD, in relation to relevant legislation.

  • This procedure outlines school and preschool processes for supporting transgender and intersex children or young people enrolled at departmental education and care sites in accordance with the DECD policy, Supporting same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students

  • The Volunteer policy provides site leaders with guidance and information in relation to the minimum requirements schools, preschools and children's centres must adhere to, to ensure that the contributions of volunteers align with relevant legislative and South Australian Government policy obligations.

  • A framework for building resilience and wellbeing in children and young people

  • This policy outlines the department's obligations and processes for dealing with disclosures of public interest information made by 'whistleblowers'.

  • These Workplace Learning Procedures replace the previously published Workplace Learning Guidelines 2004, and have been jointly reviewed and updated by the Department for Education and Child Develop

  • The writing procurement specifications guideline describes the process required for developing a specification for the acquisition of goods, services and/or consultancies.



Operational Policy and Across Government Projects unit

Phone: 8226 1000 or 1800 088 158
Email: DECDPolicy [at] sa.gov.au