Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Community garden volunteers

About this Illustration of Practice

The teachers describe the implications of complying with relevant administrative, organisational and legislative requirements, policies and processes. They address issues ranging from the sun safe policy to police checks and mandatory reporting and the development of school and system appropriate volunteer policies. 

Standard 7
Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
Focus area 7.2
Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements
Career stage
Understand the implications of and comply with relevant legislative, administrative, organisational and professional requirements, policies and processes.
Other descriptors
Standard 4
Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Focus area 4.4
Maintain student safety
Career stage
Ensure students’ wellbeing and safety within school by implementing school and/ or system, curriculum and legislative requirements.
  1. How do you find out about the relevant administrative, organisational and legislative requirements at your school?
  2. How do you ensure that all school members and community volunteers comply with those requirements?
  3. What type of induction processes do you have for volunteers at your school?
Coomandook Area School
South Australia
Stage of schooling
School type
School location
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This school is a rural area school about 150 kilometres from Adelaide. It is a Reception to Year 12 school with strong community links. The school has a thriving volunteer program particularly regarding their community garden.

Content provider
Department of Education and Child Development South Australia

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