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Excursions

including camps and adventure activities

Excursion Guidelines

These Guidelines replace the previous Excursions and Adventure Activities Policy and the Safety Guidelines for Education Outdoors. The Guidelines are mandatory and school staff must follow them in planning and conducting all excursions as defined in the Excursions Policy.

The Guidelines contain the following chapters:

  • Approvals
  • Consent
  • Student medical information
  • Student Activity Locator
  • Risk management planning
  • Emergency or critical incident management
  • Staffing — roles and responsibilities
  • Supervision
  • Student preparation and behaviour
  • Liability information
  • External providers
  • First aid
  • Venue selection
  • Weather
  • Transport
  • Communications
  • Identification
  • Overseas travel
  • Adventure activities, including guidelines on the following activities:
    • Abseiling
    • Artificial climbing and abseiling walls
    • Bushwalking
    • Camping
    • Canoeing/kayaking
    • Challenge ropes courses
    • Cycling (including Bicycle Education)
    • Horse riding
    • Orienteering
    • Rafting
    • Rock climbing
    • Sailing
    • Scuba diving
    • Sea kayaking
    • Snorkelling
    • Snow Sports
    • Surfing and stand-up paddle boarding
    • Swimming and water activities (including instructional swimming)
    • Water skiing
    • Windsurfing
Table of contents for Excursions Guidelines

Reviewed 26 May 2020

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