Australian Student Wellbeing Framework

The Framework is endorsed by Ministers of Education through the Education Council with input from all states and territories, education authorities and a range of national and international experts. It is based on evidence that recognises the strong links between student safety, wellbeing and learning outcomes.

National Principles for Child Safe Organisations

The principles are endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission, reflecting the Child Safe Standards recommended by the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse. They are underpinned by a child-rights approach to build capacity and deliver child safety and wellbeing in organisations, families and communities. 

National School Improvement Tool

The tool has been developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research for the Australian Government. Endorsed by the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood in 2012, it brings together findings from international research into the practices of highly effective schools and school leaders.

Beyond Blue Be You

Be You is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, and delivered by Beyond Blue, Early Childhood Australia and headspace. It is based on evidence that confirms the continuing importance of building the capacity of early learning services and schools to foster mental health and assist children and families who are managing mental health issues


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Wellbeing Framework

The Wellbeing Framework for Schools supports schools to create learning environments that enable students to be healthy, happy, engaged and successful.


Student Learning and Wellbeing Framework

The Student Learning and Wellbeing Framework ensures that schools are equipped with current strategies and resources to implement a whole-school approach to enhancing learning and wellbeing for all students.


Student Wellbeing and Learning

Student wellbeing and learning policy seeks to ensure schools promote student wellbeing in all learning experiences by:

  • providing an environment and curriculum that support students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills to manage their own health and wellbeing and to support that of others
  • aligning student welfare and curriculum policies.


Student Health and Wellbeing

OECD Dimensions of student wellbeing

It discusses potential objective and subjective indicators of student wellbeing and distinguishes between various dimensions of wellbeing.

World Health Organization

Schools should:

  • provide a safe learning and working environment for students and staff
  • serve as an entry point for health promotion and health intervention
  • enable children and adolescents to learn critical health and life skills.

New Zealand Education Review Office

It also discusses the need for systems, people and initiatives to respond to the wellbeing concerns of students who need additional support.

United Kingdom National Children’s Bureau

School leaders can use this to support them in implementing a whole-school approach for mental health and wellbeing. There is also a resource pack to support the framework’s implementation.

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