School Community Safety Order Scheme module (for authorised persons in Victorian schools)

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This module provides essential information to authorised persons in Victorian schools who are empowered to issue a School Community Safety Order under the School Community Safety Order Scheme (Scheme).

If you are considered an authorised person under the relevant section of the School Community Safety Order Scheme page on the Department of Education and Training website and you intend to use the powers under this Scheme, you are required to complete this module.

The Scheme is specifically designed for Victorian school settings to strengthen protections when adults in the school community who engage in harmful, threatening or abusive behaviour towards members of the school community. This module introduces authorised persons to the legal powers of the Scheme; details when a School Community Safety Order is needed; how it is implemented; and where to find detailed guidance and information.

Authorised persons in non-government schools should click “view” to begin this module. Authorised persons employed by a government school with eduPay access must complete this module on LearnED.

This module will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand what the School Community Safety Order Scheme is and why it was developed
  • Understand who is authorised to issue School Community Safety Orders, what their powers are, and how additional persons or classes of persons are authorised.
  • Understand the different types of orders, who an order can be issued to, when an order can be issued and steps to follow when issuing an order
  • Understand how the Scheme affords a person subject to an order procedural fairness
  • Understand the purpose of the Ministerial Guidelines and the topics it covers

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