Do you need to comply?

Yes, under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) and the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017 (Vic).

Conditions of compliance

The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) has established minimum standards in relation to schools’ accident and incident registers.

If you have to comply, what do you have to do?

In addition to their professional obligations, principals and teachers have a legal duty to take reasonable steps to protect students in their charge from risks of injury that are reasonably foreseeable.

It is the school’s responsibility to maintain a record of all accidents and incidents.

The accident and incident register should include the following details for each incident:

  • name and year level of the student involved
  • date and time of the accident/incident
  • exact location of where the accident/incident occurred
  • how the accident/incident occurred
  • nature of the injury/illness
  • names of any witnesses to the accident/incident, and
  • date of notification of the accident/incident.
What are the consequences if you don’t comply?

If the VRQA determines that a registered school does not comply with one or more of the minimum standards, it may:

  • impose conditions on the school’s registration
  • prohibit the school from enrolling any new students
  • require the school to report its non-compliance to parents
  • suspend, cancel or impose conditions on the school’s registration.
ISV contacts

Peter Roberts
Director, School Services
Ph. 03 9825 7211
peter.roberts@is.vic.edu.au

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