DOBCEL Policies

St Brigid’s College operates within the Diocese of Ballarat, and is governed by the Diocese of Ballarat Catholic Education Limited (DOBCEL), which oversees a total of 58 schools providing distinctive Catholic education from the Murray to the Sea. This support is operationalised by Catholic Education Ballarat and is responsible for the implementation of DOBCEL strategies, policies and procedures, and overseeing the day to day running of our schools. The role of DOBCEL is to lead, provide service to, and partner with schools to enable every student to flourish and every student, staff member and family to experience the presence of the risen Christ in our schools.

A list of DOBCEL Policies can be found at https://dobcel.catholic.edu.au/policies/

Child Safe Information

St Brigid’s College holds the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as a central and fundamental responsibility. Central to the mission of the school is an absolute commitment to fostering the dignity, self-esteem and integrity of children and young people and providing them with a safe, supportive and enriching environment to develop spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.

Our Child Safety Policy details and affirms the standards of behaviour expected for members of the St Brigid’s College community.

St Brigid’s College Child Safety Officers are Mr Leigh McDonald and Mrs Chris Rook. They can be contacted on 03 5382 3545 (Extension # 802) or by email – lmcdonald@stbc.vic.edu.au / crook@stbc.vic.edu.au

St Brigid’s College has developed a range of policies which ensure the safety and wellbeing of students, whilst maximising learning opportunities for students. The policies and procedures below are available to download.
Documents pertaining to the care, safety and welfare of students are denoted with this symbol: Child Safe policy / procedure

DOBCEL Anaphylaxis Policy
DOBCEL Asthma Management Policy & Procedures
DOBCEL Assessment & Reporting Policy
DOBCEL Attendance Policy & Procedure


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Agreement
Child Safe policy / procedureSt Brigid’s College Bullying Prevention (including Cyberbullying) Policy


Communication Policy for Schools
Critical Incident Management Policy
Child Safe policy / procedure DOBCEL Child Safe Governance Policy
Child Safe policy / procedure DOBCEL Child Safe Risk Management Guidelines
Child Safe policy / procedure DOBCEL Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy
Child Safe policy / procedure Child Safety Commitment Statement
Child Safe policy / procedure DOBCEL Child Safety Officer Role Description
Child Safe policy / procedure DOBCEL Child Safe Standards Recordkeeping Policy
St Brigid’s College Complaints Handling Policy
DOBCEL Digital Technologies Acceptable Use and Cyber Safety Agreement
DOBCEL Digital Technologies Policy
DOBCEL Digital Technologies Policy and Agreement
Child Safe policy / procedure St Brigid’s College Diversity and Equity Policy
Child Safe policy / procedure DOBCEL Duty of Care Policy
Electronic Device Agreement
Child Safe policy / procedure Engaging Families and Caregivers in Child Safety
DOBCEL Emergency & Critical Incident Management Policy
Enrolment Form & Agreement
Enrolment Policy
Fee Payment and Collection Policy
DOBCEL First Aid & Infection Control Policy
DOBCEL First Aid & Infection Control Procedure
DOBCEL Guidelines for Police and DFFH Interview Protocols
Grievance Procedures for Parents & Care Givers (DOBCEL)
Grievance Procedures for Students (DOBCEL)
Home Study Policy

DOBCEL Learning & Teaching Policy
DOBCEL Occupational Health & Safety Policy

DOBCEL Parent-School Relationship Code of Conduct
Privacy Policy and Privacy Policy Collection Notice
Child Safe policy / procedure DOBCEL [PROTECT] Identifying and Responding to Abuse – Responding Obligations Policy
Child Safe policy / procedure DOBCEL [PROTECT] Identifying and Responding to Student Sexual Offending
Child Safe policy / procedure DOBCEL [PROTECT] Reportable Conduct Scheme Policy
Child Safe policy / procedure DOBCEL [PROTECT] Reporting and Responding Obligations for Schools
Child Safe policy / procedure DOBCEL [PROTECT] Reporting and Responding Obligations Policy

DOBCEL Responsible Person Policy & Procedure
DOBCEL Risk Management Framework
DOBCEL Risk Management Policy
Child Safe policy / procedure DOBCEL Safeguarding Children and Young People: Code of Conduct
DOBCEL School Advisory Council Terms of Reference
DOBCEL School Financial Oversight Policy & Procedure
DOBCEL School Recruitment Policy
DOBCEL School Student Behaviour Policy
DOBCEL School Visitor Policy & Procedure
Child Safe policy / procedureDOBCEL Student Empowerment and Participation Policy
DOBCEL St Brigid’s College Complaints Management Policy and Procedures
DOBCEL St Brigid’s College Student and Parent/Care Giver Remote Learning Responsibilities
Suspension, Negotiated Transfer & Expulsion Procedures
Sun Smart Policy
DOBCEL Supervision of Students Policy
Uniform Policy
Uniform Style Guide
DOBCEL School Volunteers Policy and Procedure