School operations

Working Alone, in Isolation or from Home

1. Flexible Work Agreement

The principal and/or their delegate in consultation with employees must put in place a mutual Flexible Work Agreement in accordance with the Department’s Flexible Work in Schools Guidelines. These Guidelines are to be used in conjunction with the Department’s Flexible Work Policy Corporate WorkplacesExternal Link and Flexible Work in SchoolsExternal Link also available in the Resources tab of the Department's Flexible Work Policy.

The Flexible Work Agreement should be documented and signed by all relevant parties The principal and/or their delegate must assess the proposed Flexible Work Agreement against the schools requirements

Prior to commencement of a flexible work arrangement, the following provisions must be met:

  • tasks performed must be relevant to the employee’s role and must not include work associated with potential health and safety risks
  • safe access and egress to the work location must be available
  • there must be no evidence of risk from fire, chemical or other environmental hazards in or near the workplace.

Any required improvements or modifications to the remote workplace will be the responsibility of the employee.

In the event of any concerns raised in relation to the above provisions, further assistance should be sought from the OHS Advisory Service on 1300 074 715 prior to proceeding or continuing with the proposed arrangements.

Chapter 1 of the Working Alone, in Isolation or from Home Procedure on establishing a Flexible Work Agreement

Reviewed 19 March 2024

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