Schools - regulations

Regulatory information to help you comply with the new Child Safe Standards.


The minimum standards for the registration and regulation of schools and school boarding premises are set out in Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) guidelines. This includes the requirement to comply with Ministerial Order 1359.

All references to 'schools' include school boarding premises.

Regulatory information

This information follows the structure of Ministerial Order 1359 and outlines:

  • steps to compliance
  • examples of common non-compliance
  • links to resources.