Mandatory training for schools

All staff must complete a range of mandatory training to comply with departmental and legislative requirements. Mandatory training is required when staff enter the department as part of the induction process and on an ongoing basis throughout employment. This applies to all permanent, temporary and casual staff, both school-based and non-school-based.

Mandatory training is required when staff enter the department as part of the induction process and on an ongoing basis throughout employment, and includes:

  • Work Health and Safety (WHS) induction for employees
  • Data breach preparedness
  • Code of conduct
  • Child protection awareness
  • Child protection training
  • Corruption prevention training
  • Anaphylaxis eLearning
  • e-Emergency care.

Mandatory training for teaching and school-based staff


Code of Conduct MyPL By end of first day Annually
Child Protection Awareness MyPL On commencement Once
Child Protection Training MyPL On commencement Annually
Corruption prevention for Public Schools MyPL On commencement Annually
Anaphylaxis e-learning (APTSs) e-Safety: navigate to the ‘Catalogue’ page > WHS Mandatory Training Before or on first day Every 2 years
e-Emergency Care e-Safety: navigate to the ‘Catalogue’ page > WHS Mandatory Training Before or on first day Every 3 years
WHS Induction e-Safety: navigate to the ‘Catalogue’ page>WHS Mandatory Training Before or on first day Once

Data Breach Preparedness Module 1 Reporting Data Breaches


MyPL Prior to commencement or first day of emplolyment Every 5 years


Mandatory training for schools

Mandatory training Enrolment and delivery Required Timing

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Face-to-face and remote learning option As required Annually
Recognition and management of anaphylaxis (RAMOAP) Face-to-face and remote learning option As required Annually
First Aid Face-to-face and remote learning option Nominated First Aid Officers receiving an allowance Every 3 years

Mandatory training for specific roles

Some mandatory training is required for specific roles, and includes:
  • chemical safety - mandatory training is dependent on the role and contact with chemicals
  • medication administration - provides staff with essential information and training on the administration of medication to students and is mandatory training for staff who are required to administer medication to students
  • data owners - mandatory training for any school or non-school-based roles who own data. Principals, or their nominees, are data owners.
  • disability standards for education leaders - mandatory for staff who are substantive, active or relieving as Director Educational Leadership, principal, deputy principal, assistant principal or head teacher
  • health support in schools training (HSiST) - mandatory certification and recertification for any School Learning Support Officer who is required to deliver student health support related to enteral (tube) feeding, clean intermittent catheterisation, suctioning and/or tracheostomy management
Note: this does not include training or development that is deemed to be professional learning, such as the Leadership and management credential.

Mandatory training Enrolment and delivery Required Timing
Chemical Safety in Schools Self-paced or face-to-face On commencement As required
Administration of medication in Schools e-Learning e-Safety navigate to 'Catalogue' page > Administration of Medication On commencement Every 3 years
Mandatory for staff prior to administrating prescribed medication to students
Data Breach Preparedness Module 2 Managing Data Breaches (Data Owners) MyPL On commencement Every 5 years
Disability standards for education leaders MyPL On commencement Every 3 years
Health Support in Schools Training (Certification) MyPL Mandatory for SLSOs, SLSO (Student Health Support) or SLSO (Preschool) prior to supporting a student Once
Health Support in Schools Training (Recertification) MyPL As required Every 2 years


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