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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)

  • 'On the Same Basis' is a tool to help education staff implement the Disability Standards for Education 2005. The standards clarify education and training providers' responsibilities and supports staff in meeting the Australian professional standards for teachers.

  • 'On the Same Basis' is a tool to help education staff implement the Disability Standards for Education 2005. The standards clarify education and training providers' responsibilities and supports staff in meeting the Australian professional standards for teachers.

  • DECD policy covering the requirements of the national law, the Education Act 1972, and associated SA government policies about OSHC services that government schools must comply with.

  • This guideline outlines the roles and responsibilities for people engaged in the provision and operation of OSHC on DECD sites.

  • These guidelines provide design guidance for the planning of new children's centres, a reference for site managers when making changes or additions and to assist in the assessment of manufactured equipment for suitability in children's centres and schools.

  • Minimum and recommended standards for creating and maintaining outdoor learning environment that provide children with optimal learning opportunities

  • This policy connects the work of all employees to organisational planning, strategic objectives and relevant performance standards through individualised planning, learning and accountability programs.

  • The Recruitment and Selection of Ancillary Staff in Schools and Preschools Policy outlines the principles and requirements for the appointment of ancillary staff in schools and preschools.

  • Guideline for claims and reimbursements regarding protective clothing, safety footwear, and sun protection equipment.

  • The purpose of these guidelines is to support preschool teams and support services staff in identifying the functional needs of preschool children with disabilities or additional needs.

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Operational Policy and Across Government Projects unit

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