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Document history and details

Implementation Date


Reference Number


Approval Date


Superseded Documents

School Attendance Policy, PD/2005/0259/V06.

Document History

School Attendance Policy and Procedures (1991)
School Attendance Policy (2005)

Changes since previous version

The policy was updated on 27/01/2010 to reflect:

  • new Legislation including the Education Amendment (School Attendance) Act 2009 commenced on 1 January 2010 and
  • the introduction of the new school leaving age which came into effect in January 2010.

Further updates in this version:

  • implemented the ACARA National Standards for Student Attendance Data Reporting
  • provided guidance on attendance and students with health care needs
  • provided guidance on what constitutes unsatisfactory attendance

SCIS Number


Publication Data

Publicly Available


Policy Groups

Administration (Schools and student)

Leading and managing the school categories

Student welfare

Subject Keywords

attendance, absence, attendance registers, rolls, exemption

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