Policy and procedures Page ContentYour work with the department is governed and guided by legislation, policies and procedures—these are called policy instruments.Non-compliance with legislation (breaking the law) carries penalties for individuals and the department. The department's legal obligations are addressed in policies and procedures (easier to read than legislation).Your supervisor will let you know which policies and procedures apply to your work; you need to read them to understand your responsibilities. If you have any questions, speak with your supervisor.Policy Management FrameworkThe Policy Management Framework (PDF, 100KB) sets the department's approach to policy and procedure management, and includes:the hierarchy of policy instrumentsdefinitions of policy instrumentsroles and responsibilities of officers involved in developing and maintaining policies and procedures.The framework is supported by a policy (PDF, 91KB) and procedure.Corporate Governance FrameworkSound governance of the department involves a set of responsibilities and practices, policies and procedures that, as public employees, we apply in our daily work. These are discussed as standards of accountability and transparency in the Corporate Governance Framework.Topics include:direction and purpose of the departmentalignment of culture, functions and structures with the goals of the departmentaccountabilitiesexpectations of performance and behaviourdelivery—planning, project management and reportingimproving performancerisk management.Policy and Procedure RegisterThe Policy and Procedure Register provides staff and the broader community with access to all Department of Education policy instruments, including policies and procedures.Policies provide government direction and purpose, and establish a clear and concise statement of the department's intent, actions and position. Policy instruments are categorised on the Policy and Procedure Register by their audience and application. The categories for policies are:corporate early childhood education and careschool education infrastructure.Procedures set out processes to implement the policy, and identify responsibilities for individuals or business areas. Procedures on the Policy and Procedure Register are published under the following categories:early childhoodschool educationcorporate.Corporate procedures are applicable across all divisions. Here you will find procedures about:communication and marketingfinancehuman resource managementinformation and technologiesinfrastructurelegal and governance.Essential policies and procedures for all employeesCertain policies and procedures are essential learning for all employees of DoE. As such, they are addressed in your mandatory induction program.