Terms of Reference

The Parliament of Victoria has referred to the Education and Training Committee a reference for inquiry, consideration and report no later than 31 March 2008 on dress codes and school uniforms in Victoria, in particular:

  1. the benefits and costs of mandatory school uniforms;
  2. the views of school communities about dress codes and school uniforms;
  3. the most cost efficient and practical uniform procurement arrangements;
  4. matters which need to be considered to ensure dress codes and uniform policies are consistent with anti-discrimination legislation and health promotion policies;
  5. appropriate enforcement and sanctions;
  6. appropriate exemption criteria and processes; and
  7. national and international trends.

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