Making the change to the THS environment
including DEC Obligations
Once THS community approval for the project has been obtained (see Project Management diagram below) the project needs to be lodged with the Department of Education and Communities (DEC) Infrastructure (www.schoolinfrastructure.nsw.gov.au).
Following is based on Education NSW (DEC) policies that changed on the 1st of July 2018.
Smaller projects use the Fast Track program.
"The School Principal is responsible and accountable for the approval of any works that occur under this policy. Approval is granted when the School Principal signs the Relevant Checklist". - DEC Project Management Guide.
Asbestos & Services Register
Contact THS Admin to check this THS managed registers.
THS Environment Change Flow Diagram
Working with children requirements
Education NSW Project Flow Diagram
General Contractor Requirements
Contract check template to be completed and signed by contractor, which covers;
Public Liability Insurance (minimum value $20m)
Workers Compensation / Personal Accident Insurance (for single trade, no employees)
Long service levy (construction projects over $25,000 inclusive of GST, does not apply to landscaping)
Does the Contractor hold the appropriate license to carry out the works?
Does the Contractor comply with the relevant Australian Standards for works undertaken?
If "high risk construction work", have Safe Work Methods statement been completed?