Amberley O.S.H.C.

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10.16 Intellectual Property and Copyright

Amberley OSHC recognises that for the purposes of operating an OSHC service many written materials need to be developed to ensure compliance with relevant legislation.   These written materials include, but are not limited to:

  • Policies and procedures manuals;
  • Handbooks;
  • Operational Documents and Forms.

As a result, all materials developed by employees, volunteers or other agents, specifically for the operational purposes of the OSHC shall remain the Intellectual property of Amberley OSHC.

Relevant Laws and other Provisions

The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include:

  • Education and Care Services National Law Act, 2010 and Regulations 2011
  • Copyright Act 1968
  • NQS Area: 1.2; 7.1.4; 7.3.2, 7.3.4.
  • Policies: 2 – Educational Leader, 10.1 – Quality Compliance


Where employees are engaged to develop written materials specifically for the operational purposes of Amberley OSHC, these materials shall be dated and marked with the name of Amberley OSHC.

If appropriate the document shall be further marked with the words ‘copyright’ or the relevant symbol.  The document shall also be labelled with the author of such document if considered appropriate.

Employees or other agents engaged by Amberley OSHC to produce written materials shall observe intellectual property laws ensuring that all direct quotations and ideas are appropriately referenced and acknowledged.

Materials that have been purchased and provide copyright authority shall be used specifically in accordance with the granted authority and permission for purpose.

All written materials shall be marked ‘draft’ until ratified by Management.

Copyright shall be strictly observed with all photocopying and distributing of documents other than those owned by Amberley OSHC which may be copied freely for use of Amberley OSHC.

Reviewed 27 April 2015

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