A departmental accreditation, the Orange Card gives school ICT support staff elevated access to the Managed Operating Environment (MOE).
All staff who support the MOE need to obtain Orange Card accreditation, which is granted after passing an online course. The pass mark is set at 80 per cent.
The course takes between 15 to 30 hours to complete. It must be completed within three months of registration.
Accreditation lasts for two years or until a major MOE upgrade is released.
When this happens, card holders will need to undergo reaccreditation. This ensures their skills are kept up to date.
Steps to accreditation: an overview
- Approach your principal, business services unit manager or regional technology manager and seek their endorsement.
- The principal, business services unit manager or regional technology manager must endorse your application.
- If endorsed, your application will be verified and approved.
- You join the Learning Place and register for the Orange Card course.
- You complete the course pre-test.
- You then study the course. Once you achieve the pass mark or more, you will gain accreditation.
Principals who would like to study the course may approach their Executive Director, Schools for endorsement.
Departmental employees vs non-departmental workers
The following advice differs between departmental employees and non-departmental workers.
Departmental employees have EQ employee numbers. They include:
- school-based technicians
- regional systems technicians
- central office support staff.
Non-departmental workers include:
- vendors that require access to the MOE
- support staff that are contracted (but not employed) by the school.
Find out more
Email email@example.com in the first instance.