Policy and procedures

Policy and procedures

Your 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 Framework

The Policy Management Framework (PDF, 100KB) sets the department's approach to policy and procedure management, and includes:

  • the hierarchy of policy instruments
  • definitions of policy instruments
  • roles 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 Framework

Sound 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 department
  • alignment of culture, functions and structures with the goals of the department
  • accountabilities
  • expectations of performance and behaviour
  • delivery—planning, project management and reporting
  • improving performance
  • risk management.

Policy and Procedure Register

The 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:

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:

Corporate procedures are applicable across all divisions. Here you will find procedures about:

Essential policies and procedures for all employees

Certain policies and procedures are essential learning for all employees of DoE. As such, they are addressed in your mandatory induction program.

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Last updated
22 July 2020