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Student welfare - VRQA Minimum Standards is a Course

Student welfare - VRQA Minimum Standards

Aug 9 - Aug 24, 2021

$390 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Tuesday 10 August 2021, 9.30 am to 11.30 am

Delivery mode

In person – at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne


This learning event is right for you if you are a Principal, Deputy Principal or Wellbeing Coordinator.


This two-hour seminar will explore in greater detail Student Welfare from the VRQA Minimum Standards. There will be an emphasis on what the Minimum Standards actually say. All topics associated with the standards will be explored and questions answered.

In Victoria, schools are reviewed to make sure they are meeting the minimum standards and other requirements for registration as outlined by the VRQA.

This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

  • Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Safe environment                                                                                   
  • Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Child safety                                                                                            
  • Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Anaphylaxis management policy                                                              
  • Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Emergency bushfire management                                              
  • Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Student behaviour management (discipline)                                        
  • Staff Employment – Compliance with the Working with Children Act 2005                                                    
  • The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student welfare                    

Key takeaways              

Information on the following topics:

  • care, safety and welfare of students
  • managing the risk of child abuse
  • anaphylaxis, cybersafety ,first aid
  • Emergency Bushfire Management
  • attendance monitoring and register
  • Working with Children Act 2005.



Presenter information

Peter Roberts                 

Peter Roberts is currently Independent Schools Victoria’s Head of School Services, and the Company Secretary of the Victorian Independent Schools Block Grant Authority. He joined ISV as the Manager, Compliance Framework. In his roles, Peter provides advice and support to Independent schools, particularly in the areas of compliance and accountability, capital projects and school operations. He has played a leading role in implementing various Australian and Victorian Government education programs focused on school performance and infrastructure improvement. Prior to joining ISV, he spent twenty years working in schools, most recently as an Assistant Principal at a large metropolitan school.



Elspeth Adamson                         

Elspeth Adamson is currently Manager, Student Services at Independent Schools Victoria, where she works in the areas of students with individual needs and student wellbeing, as well as addressing parent concerns about their children’s education. Previously, she was a Head of Campus and Deputy Principal of a Victorian multi-campus Independent school, and a Principal of an international school in India.