This policy is current as at 25/06/2018 09:44pm, AEST. Please refer to policy library website ( for an updated version.


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  1. Document Title:Accreditation at Highly Accomplished Teacher and Lead Teacher in NSW Public Schools STAFF ONLY DOC16/1020537States the department’s policy for the voluntary accreditation of teachers at Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher career stage and the maintenance of that accreditation to meet the requirements of the Teacher Accreditation Act 2004 and the Education Standards Authority Act 2013.
    Last updated08/03/2018
  2. Document Title:Accreditation at Proficient Teacher in NSW Public Schools Policy STAFF ONLY DOC16/1020539States the department’s policy for the mandatory accreditation of teachers at Proficient Teacher level and the maintenance of that accreditation to meet the requirements of the Teacher Accreditation Act 2004 and the Education Standards Authority Act 2013.
    Last updated06/03/2018
  3. Document Title:Beginning Teachers Support Funding Policy STAFF ONLY DOC16/1020432States the department’s policy for the provision of funding support to schools for eligible permanent and temporary beginning teachers.
    Last updated01/01/2018
  4. Document Title:Child Protection: Allegations Against Employees STAFF ONLY DOC16/1020544This policy details how the department responds to allegations of a child protection nature made against employees.
    Last updated17/01/2018
  5. Document Title:Code of Conduct Policy STAFF ONLY PD/2004/0020/V06The Code of Conduct clarifies the standards of behaviour that are expected of Department of Education staff in the performance of their duties. It gives guidance in areas where staff need to make personal and ethical decisions.
    Last updated28/02/2017
  6. Document Title:Community Language Allowance Scheme STAFF ONLY PD/2005/0096/V03This policy provides for the payment of a Community Language Allowance to suitably qualified employees who have a basic level of competence in a language other than English.
    Last updated24/05/2017
  7. Document Title:Head Teacher Eligibility Requirements Policy PD/2005/0275/V02This policy outlines the relevant academic qualifications teachers and head teachers must meet when applying for an advertised head teacher position in high or central schools.
    Last updated04/04/2013
  8. Document Title:Management of Conduct and Performance PD/2006/0335/V02Outlines requirements for the management of conduct and performance for all permanent officers employed under the Teaching Service Act 1980, the Technical and Further Education Commission Act 1990 and the Education (Staff Administrative and Support Staff) Act 1987.
    Last updated01/06/2007
  9. Document Title:Performance Management and Development Policy PD/2006/0334/V03Performance management and development provides a framework to value our staff, provides a working environment that acknowledges their contribution and builds capacity to ensure organisational effectiveness.
    Last updated02/10/2015
  10. Document Title:Private and Secondary Employment Policy DOC16/1020491The policy sets out the principles of, and the requirements for, approval for private and secondary employment for all employees of the Department of Education, to ensure consistency across all sections of the department.
    Last updated15/03/2018
  11. Document Title:Professional Learning Policy for Schools PD/2004/0017/V02Policy for professional learning in NSW public schools draws on professional learning practices and recognises that the participation of teams and individuals in workplace learning and in the wider professional context is key to developing quality professional practice.
    Last updated16/04/2018
  12. Document Title:Workforce Diversity Policy STAFF ONLY PD/2009/0388/V01The Workforce Diversity Policy is a commitment by the Department to create a workplace that is fair and inclusive, and builds a workforce which better reflects the diversity of our students, parents and the NSW community.
    Last updated25/05/2017
  13. Document Title:Working with Children Check Policy STAFF ONLY PD/2005/0264/V07The Working with Children Check is a screening mechanism to prevent certain persons from engaging in child-related work.
    Last updated25/05/2017