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COVID-19 Vaccinations – Teaching Service and School Council Employees


This policy implements vaccination requirements that apply to Teaching Service employees and school council employees.

Vaccination requirements apply under the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination directions issued by the Victorian Chief Health Officer (vaccination directions).

The relevant direction issued by the Chief Health Officer is located on the Department of Health’s website, refer to: Directions issued by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer.

Under the vaccination directions, all education workers who attend an education facility for the purposes of work must comply with vaccination requirements.

‘Education workers’ is a very broad category and includes most people that attend an education facility for work, including contractors (such as labour hire) and volunteers. 'Education facilities' is also a broad category and includes schools, school boarding premises, and premises where out of school hours care services are provided.

This policy does not include information for other education workers covered by the vaccination directions including Victorian Public Service (VPS) employees (such as health, wellbeing and inclusion workforces), Department or school council engaged contractors and volunteers.

For more information about other persons covered by the definition of education workers, such as volunteers refer to: COVID-19 Vaccinations – Visitors and Volunteers in Schools.

Further information on VPS employees will be available shortly.

This policy may be updated in line with any future public health directions issued by the Victorian Chief Health Officer and it is recommended that you also check current health information at the Department of Health website: Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Overview for the COVID-19 – Teaching Service and School Council Employees topic

Reviewed 19 October 2021

Policy last updated

13 October 2021


  • Schools
  • School councils
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