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Schools Maintenance System

  • identify and categorise maintenance needs
  • set maintenance priorities
  • contact professional advisers
  • seek quotes and tenders
  • employ, supervise and pay contractors


Building Education Revolution

Building the Education Revolution (BER) is an Australian government program administered by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) designed to provide new and refurbished infrastructure to all eligible Australian schools


School Assessed Coursework

are the primary avenue of internal assessment, with assessment in every VCE study consisting of at least one SAC. SACs are tasks that are written by the school and must be done primarily in class time; they can include essays, reports, tests, and case studies.


General Achievement Test

is a test of general knowledge and skills in written communication, mathematics, science and technology, humanities, the arts and social sciences taken by all Victorian students prior to completing their VCE.


languages other than English

Languages Other Than English is the name given to language subjects besides English in Australian, 


Disability Support Programme

The Disability Support Program provides funding to eligible higher education providers to undertake activities that assist in removing barriers to access for students with disability


Equivalent full time student load

An Equivalent Full-Time Student Load (EFTSL) is 48 credit points. Most units run for a semester and have a value of six credit points (0.125 EFTSL). For an academic year: a full-time study load is between 36 and 48 credit points


Inclusion Support Programme

offers a flexible and personalised programme to support schools developing an inclusive ethos and culture around the needs of every child.


Quality Indicators in Learning and Teaching

Quality in teaching and learning can be seen in the way the knowledge, skills and ability of the teacherare employed to develop meaningful pedagogic experiences for students. Such experiences are evident when teaching impacts learning and learning influences teaching.


Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

The Australian Government regards high-quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education as critically important for our current and future productivity, as well as for informed personal decision making and effective community, national and global citizenship.





1) What is its full name and briefly explain what it is for? 


Racial Discrimination Act 1975: The Racial Discrimination Act 1975, promotes equality before the law for all people regardless of race, colour or national or ethnic origin. It is unlawful to discrimination against people on the basis of race, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin. 



2) List five things people can be discriminated against within an educational environment. 

sex, gender identity, disability, age and race.

3) What is the name of this policy? Describe how this policy ensures that internal and external customers are treated equally within the school?


Students with a Disability - The Department is committed to embedding inclusive education in all school environments for students with disabilities and additional needs. All Victorians, irrespective of the school they attend, where they live or their social or economic status, should have access to high quality education. 



4) List three ‘limitations’ a student may have. For example Student is in a wheelchair.

§  Students in wheelchairs

§  Language barriers

§  Academic barriers



5) Explain how each one above could affect the student’s ability to a fair education? 


Language barriers in the classroom have become a major problem as the​ vernacular medium and students from minority face difficulty in speaking English. This reduces their confidence level to speak up in the classroom as a result their doubts do not get clarified, this affects their academic performance.


6) List three things you can do at work to ensure you are respectful of the diverse ability of students, colleagues and customers?

§  Bring together diverse groups for innovation. Inviting as many backgrounds and cultures as possible will increase the pace and creativity involved with innovation. Companies that do not change and innovate will die and the diversity can be a company's most valuable resource in this area.

§  Respect religious holidays. Most companies respect Christian holidays, however, the workplace is far more than just Christian. All important religious holidays should be respected for employees of that particular religion

§  Get to know someone different than you. Take a genuine interest in someone with a different background than your own. Make sure that your conversations find common ground in an area that it does not offend cultural sensibilities.


7) What is the name of this culture? List three things about this culture that is different from your own. 

For example: This culture believes it is not respectful to make continuous eye contact when communicating.


8) How can knowing this information help you to communicate more effectively within your support role? 

For example: Knowing this allows me not to get offended if I see them looking away. I will try not to stare too much when I talk to them.


9) We are not always perfect. Briefly explain a time when you have been frustrated with someone because they were different to you (that is, they were from a different culture or had a disability, or there was a big age difference and so forth). What was it about them that affected the way you communicated with them? Why do you believe you reacted this way with them? During the time I worked in a clothing retail store, I was approached by a much older customer who asked me why my colleague, a male young adult, is wearing a pink shirt. The customer continued to say that pink is not a colour for males, and that "kids" like my colleague make the younger generations a disgrace to society. I was appalled by his words and felt extremely disrespected. Out of my frustration, I responded harshly in attempt to defend my colleague



10) Looking back at the situation, would you now do things differently? Explain your answer. In retrospect, I believe I should have responded more calmly and explain to the customer that it is firstly not kind to offend my colleague without personally knowing him, and secondly, I would explain that society today is different from the one he grew up in. I have realised that responding harshly will only cause older people like him to resent the younger generation even more. While I continue to stand by my beliefs, I have learnt that change cannot harvest through conflict, and that thoughtful communication is the solution in situations like this.









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need references on all questions 

question number 3 You need to describe how this policy ensures thatn internal and external customers are treated equally within the school.

Question 5 Provide a reference for answers not in your own words. Did not explain about students in wheelchairs or those that have academic barriers.

question 6: Provide reference for words that are not your own.

question 7 not answered 

question 8: not answered







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