The department has a state-wide approved panel of providers for the provision of engagement and inclusion services like:
- case management
- flexible learning
- student mentoring.
The panel supports schools to manage risks associated with engaging non-government agency providers.
Assuring quality and child protection
This system-wide support is about making sure that non-government agency providers have met all of the department’s child protection requirements and quality standards.
Information for existing panel members
Once you are an approved member of the panel, you’ll work closely with the school’s principal. As part of this you will need to meet a range of compliance measures.
The principal will provide you with all the information you’ll need, including compliance information like training for the Keeping Safe: child protection curriculum. Please contact us if you are having trouble finding out what you need to know.
Understanding the deed of agreement
These documents help providers, panel members and schools understand the current deed of agreement and its requirements.
Mandatory minimum qualifications for case managers
A case manager providing case management services to a DECD student must be qualified in one or more of the following:
Certificate IV or Diploma in Youth Work or Youth Justice
Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Child Protection) - Youth Specific stream.
Bachelor in Social Work or Psychology.
Should a Case Manager not meet the above mandatory qualifications, 1 of the following requirements must be met and evidence emailed to decd.studentengagement [at] sa.gov.au.
A letter from the relevant educational institution confirming that the current qualification of the nominated person has sufficiently developed the relevant competencies to meet the requirements of providing case management services to a vulnerable youth.
Evidence of recognition of prior learning (RPL) for the minimum qualification as per the Flexible Learning Options enrolment policy from an education provider.
A signed declaration that the employing organisation is able to demonstrate that the nominated person is suitable to provide services as a Case Manager as per the Case Management Standards.
How schools engage a provider from the panel
These documents help providers, panel members and schools understand the process that is facilitated by the Student Engagement unit.
- Process for procurement for case management services (PDF 96KB)
- Services agreement template (Word 29KB)
How providers can add a new location for service
If you’ve already signed a deed of agreement with the Minister for Education and Child Development you can ask for a new location to be added to your existing list of services. Submit the application form to request to add a new location for service (Word 164KB).
How approved providers can add a new engagement and inclusion service
If you’re an existing provider and you want to offer services that aren’t yet included in your current deed of agreement you will have to go through a selection process. This will look at your ability to provide the proposed services. It’s done through the tender process.
Anyone who wants to provide FLO services to schools must go through a selection process before they sign a deed of agreement with the Minister for Education and Child Development.
Organisations can apply to be on the panel at any time by making an application through the tender process or contacting us at decd.studentengagement [at] sa.gov.au.
You can provide feedback to our team if you have feedback about a department-funded service provider.
Student Engagement unit
Phone: 8226 2415
Email: DECD.StudentEngagement [at] sa.gov.au