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Duty of Care for Students


5 Definitions

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C

Caring


Caring for students may assume different meanings depending on the context. However, examples include (but are by no means limited to) not putting students at risk by doing something or failing to do something that could cause the student to suffer injury or harm, taking precautions, intervening to prevent obvious hazards from causing injury or harm, following safety procedures and providing adequate instructions to students.
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D

Duty of care


A duty imposed by the law to take care to minimise the risk of harm to another.
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E

External provider


A business/individual paid by the school to provide a venue, service and/or expertise appropriate to a particular school activity.
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N

Non-teaching staff


Employees of the Department of Education who are employed at the premises of a government school and who are not members of the teaching staff.


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R

Registered Training Organisation


An organisation registered by a state or territory recognition authority to deliver training and/or conduct assessments and issue nationally recognised qualifications in accordance with the Australian Quality Training Framework.

RTO


An organisation registered by a state or territory recognition authority to deliver training and/or conduct assessments and issue nationally recognised qualifications in accordance with the Australian Quality Training Framework.
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S

School activity


An activity that is organised or managed by a member of the teaching staff or non-teaching staff as part of his or her duties.

Student


A person who is enrolled at a government school.
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T

Teaching staff


Persons appointed by the Director General pursuant to section 236(2) of the School Education Act 1999 and consisting of the following classes:

  • School administrators (principals and those as listed in regulation 127 of the School Education Regulations 2000);
  • Teachers other than school administrators; and
  • Any other class as prescribed in regulation 127A of the School Education Regulations 2000.
     

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V

Volunteer


An adult or organisation offering services for school activities, but receiving no remuneration from the school.
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Duty of Care for Students
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