The policy library contains all current operational policies in the NSW Department of Education.

Policy Groups


  • Access and equity

    Includes Aboriginal education, anti-racism, gifted and talented, multi-cultural education and students with disabilities.

  • Administration (schools and students)

    Includes school attendance, school excellence, leading and managing the school, enrolment of students, and school uniforms.

  • Curriculum and learning activities

    Includes curriculum, literacy, numeracy, homework, library, mentoring, and sport and physical activity.

  • Facilities and assets

    Includes community use of facilities, demountables, mobile phone towers, neighbouring developments, and procurement.

  • Finance

    Includes vendor invoice payments, voluntary school contributions, pre-school class fees and budget policy.

  • Health, safety and wellbeing

    Includes bullying, nutrition, incident reporting, and protecting and supporting children and young people.

  • Management (enterprise and schools)

    Includes complaint handling, media relations, information security, records management and motor vehicles.

  • People

    Includes code of conduct, accreditation, secondary employment, working with children, and allegations against employees.

  • School activities

    Includes policies, excursions, and overseas students and visitors.

  • Technology, devices and the internet

    Includes social media, bring your own device, and acceptable usage.

Leading and Managing the School (LMS)


  • Educational leadership

    School excellence, values in NSW public schools, evaluation.

  • Educational programs

    Curriculum planning, programming, assessing and reporting, numeracy, literacy, homework, library, sport and physical activity, excursions.

  • Learning outcomes

    Students with learning difficulties, learning and support, gifted and talented, Aboriginal education, multicultural education, mentoring students.

  • Physical and financial resource management

    Work health and safety, complaints handling, incident reporting, enrolment of students, joint funding of capital works, student bring your own device.

  • School and community partnerships

    Community use of school facilities, working with children check, social media, school uniform, national disability insurance scheme.

  • Staff welfare, development and management

    Professional learning, accreditation at proficient, highly accomplished and lead teacher, beginning teachers support, performance and development, code of conduct.

  • Student welfare

    Wellbeing, student discipline, bullying, student health, out of home care, protecting and supporting children and young people, attendance.