Good governance is essential to achieving our purpose and objectives. It helps set the direction for our work, supports accountability, and drives high performance.
Legislative and regulatory compliance is the department’s first line of defence in managing risk. As its foundation, the department has a core requirement to comply with its legislative obligations in its pursuit of quality outcomes for children, students and the community.
We use evidence that balances opportunity and risk to inform our decisions. We are willing to accept a higher level of risk when pursuing innovation and opportunities that further our strategic objectives.
The department has the lowest appetite for risks associated with:
- safety of children and students
- workplace health and safety of its staff and the community
- security of confidential and personal information
- fraud and corruption.
Our values are:
Ideas into action
Work safe, learn safe, be safe