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New and updated policies and procedures

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The following table outlines policies and procedures that have been developed, updated or decommissioned in the last six months. Administrative updates such as hyperlink changes are not included.​

A version number ending in '0' means a full review has been do​ne and the content may have changed significantly. A version number ending in any other number signifies a minor change.


Title
Version effective
Version numberNotes

Domestic travel procedure
​23/01/2023 ​
​3.0
​The updated travel procedure aims to provide more clarity on the roles, responsibilities and processes for requesting, approving, booking and paying expenses for travel in a range of contexts across the department. For more details see the summary of changes .​
​Safety and wellbeing of students registered at a state school boarding facility procedure​
​23/01/2023​

​2.0
​This procedure has​ undergone a routine review to ensure it is simple and easy to understand, and includes the most up to date references to new and existing departmental information. For further details, see the summary of changes.
​Debt management procedure
​23/01/2023
​4.2
​This update is to ensure the procedure reflects advice from Crown Law about when principals can lawfully decide to exclude students from optional, extra-curricular activities. For further details, see the summary of changes​.
​Delivery of State Delivered Kindergarten procedure
​23/01/2023
​​1.0
​​This new procedure outlines the obligation of departmental staff to comply with early childhood legislation (state and federal), regulations, frameworks and guidelines when delivering kindergarten in Queensland state schools. For further details, see the summary of changes.​​
Establishing a State Delivered Kindergarten procedure
​23/01/2023
​1.0
​This new procedure outlines the responsibilities and processes for the establishment of State Delivered Kindergarten (SDK) at a state school.  For further details, see the summary of changes.
​State Delivered Kindergarten policy
​23/01/2023
​1.0
​State Delivered Kindergarten policyThis new policy supports the governance of State Delivered Kindergarten (SDK) and the obligation to comply with early childhood legislation (state and federal), regulations, frameworks and guidelines when delivering kindergarten in state schools. For further details, see the summary of changes.
Animals in Queensland state schools procedure
​23/01/2023
​6.0
​A scheduled review has been completed to ensure the content is up-to-date and to clearly articulate the responsibilities of, and processes for, school staff.  For further information see the summary of changes.
​Loans sought by Parents and Citizens’ Associations procedure
​23/01/2023
​5.0
​The updates ensure the procedure provides the P&C and the school with transparency; and promotes a seamless and consistent loan application and assessment process. For further information see the summary of changes.
​International Student Programs - subclass 500 (schools) visa policy
23/01/2023
​2.0
​The updates to this policy were around the replacement of the policy's guiding principles to The Australian Strategy for International Education 2021-2030. For further information see the summary of changes.
Regulating for Quality - Assessing and rating the quality of early childhood services procedure
​10/01/2023
​1.0
Procedure has been developed to support the effective implementation of the early childhood education and care services  Regulating for Quality policy. For more details, see summary of changes.​
​Regulating for Quality - Monitoring and assessing compliance of early childhood services procedure
​10/01/2023
​1.0
​Procedure has been developed to support the effective implementation of the early childhood education and care services  Regulating for Quality policy. For more details, see summary of changes​.
School excursions procedure​

​07/12/2022
​8.1
​Procedure has been revised to reflect changes to COVID-19 requirements, refer to the newly available OneSchool Consent Management module, and updated terminology for students in care. The requirement for an
excursion supervisor to have a current first aid certificate has been removed, with emergency planning requirements outlined under a new sub-heading. An updated Excursion consent form template reflects the amended procedure.
Enrolment in state primary, secondary and special schools procedure

​02/12/2022
​7.6
​Minor updates made to supporting documents, Circumstances where a student’s enrolment can be treated as having ended and Frequently asked questions about enrolment, to provide clarification on evidence required for ending enrolment where the student will register for home education, and that a school of distance education (SDE) can end a student’s enrolment for failure to pay the applicable SDE fees despite the school having followed the invoicing and debt management process. References to Regional Youth Engagement Hubs and ‘out-of-home care’ also updated to reflect recent terminology changes.​
​School recovery processes for school-purchased labour procedure​

Decommissioned​ ​02/12/2022
​-
Departmental procedure no longer required. Department employees can find related information on OnePortal.
​Distance education enrolment and fees procedure​

​09/11/2022
​​7.0
​The updated Distance education enrolment and fees procedure provides detailed guidance about responsibilities and processes for enrolments at schools of distance education, and the application of relevant fees. The audience has been expanded to include non-state schools and new supporting documents have been included. For more details, see the summary of changes
​Credit procedure

​Decommissioned 12/10/2022
​-
Departmental procedure no longer required. Department employees can find related information on OnePortal.
Administration of medications in schools procedure

​11/08/2022​
​6.1
From 27 September 2022 schools will be required to have a substance management plan (or SMP) that documents how the school manages the known and foreseeable risks associated with medications. ​For more details see the Summary of changes.


























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