Religions for Peace Australia is required to gain the approval of the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development for any volunteer instructor to teach the religion of each faith tradition.
Religions for Peace Australia works in partnership with the major oversighting body of each faith tradition, which has the responsibility for training and accrediting each volunteer instructor. This accreditation process is the oversighting body of each faith tradition’s stamp of approval that the instructor is capable of teaching the faith tradition in a government school setting and has the level of religious knowledge and the level of pedagogical knowledge to do so.
In the approval process, Religions for Peace Australia has the responsibility to ensure the accreditation process has been completed and the volunteer instructor has met the provisions of the Working with Children Act. A multifaith educator is appointed by Religions for Peace Australia to administer the process of gaining accreditation as SRI Instructor and thus the approval of the Department to teach SRi in Government Schools in Victoria.
See the Forms page for the papers and steps necessary to obtain approval as an Instructor for Special Religious Instruction.