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The department is developing online training resources for school and governing councils and preschool management committees.
The training will give council and management committee members, site leaders and other interested people:
- easy-to-use and accessible training resources
- flexible learning opportunities
- consistent training content.
Anyone on a governing council or who has an interest in being on a governing council can do free online training.
The training will give you a clear understanding of school governance and the roles, responsibilities, function and operations of governing councils.
This training is self-paced and could take up to 2 hours. It can be paused for you to come back to.
Everyone needs to create their own account on the plink training portal before starting the training.
Non-DECD staff will need to set up a new account. Once you’re on the plink page, select ‘DECD governing council’ in the account type.
DECD staff can log in to the governing council plink portal with their LearnLink credentials.
You can do the training on your own, or if it suits your governing council you can do the training together.
When training in a group, your principal must send the names and emails of everyone doing the training to DECD.sitegovernance [at] sa.gov.au. Once you complete the training it is recorded on everyone's plink profiles.
The department is developing more training resources to support school and preschool governance. These topics will be available on the governing council website in 2018:
- an introduction to preschool governance
- an introduction to governance for Anangu Lands schools
- targeted governance resources.
Governing Councils, Office for Education and Early Childhood
Phone: 8226 9617
Email: decd.sitegovernance [at] sa.gov.au