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​​​​​Your work as a corporate employee will support us in providing education services in early childhood and care centres, schools and in the provision of employment services.

You can learn much about the services provided by the department from OnePortal, if you are a department employee.

Your role may include:

  • planning
  • policy development
  • human resource management
  • website maintenance
  • communications
  • facilities management
  • other non-teaching functions.

Organisational structure

The department's organisational structure illustrates the reporting arrangements and accountability of each area of the department. The structure may be adapted in response to emerging needs. Where does your role fit?


As a new employee, you need to become familiar with the department's current initiatives. This will help you when responding to queries from members of the community and in understanding how your work contributes overall.

Inclusion and diversity

An inclusive workplace culture allows us to perform better, attract and retain the workforce we need, and deliver services that support the communities we serve. In the department, we believe that each of us, regardless of our position, has a role to play in building workplaces that embrace and value diversity.

The department's We All Belong workplace inclusion and diversity framework was launched in July 2018, outlining our approach to valuing and embracing the different skills, knowledge and experiences each of our staff brings to work. Students who feel they belong, are understood and have role models like them have the best chance of succeeding.

New employees are asked to complete ​the Workforce Diversity C​ensus​. The information provided will be used for statistical purposes only and no information identifying you personally will be disclosed to any agency or person.

Census data is critical to understanding the diversity of our workforce. It enables us to monitor and report on our progress in developing inclusive leadership and inclusive workplace cultures across our organisation.

If you have any questions about workplace inclusion and diversity in the department, please email the Inclusion and Diversity team at​.

Role descriptions

You will need to meet with the manager of your team or business unit. They will help you to gain a clear understanding of your responsibilities and answer any questions you may have about the role you have been assigned.

For general information about the various roles in the department, refer to the role descriptions.

Employee support

The department supports your health, safety and wellbeing in all locations. If you are injured or seriously ill, you have access to professional support and counselling to help return you to health and to the workplace.

Health and wellbeing

As part of our commitment to your health, Creating healthier workplaces is designed to help you manage your physical, mental and social wellbeing. You will find information, tools, programs and inspiration to guide you to live a full and healthy life.

Employee Assistance Service

The Employee Assistance Service (EAS) provides a range of supportive psychological health services to employees free of charge.

Services include:

  • short-term psychological counselling
  • post-incident intervention (critical and/or traumatic)
  • presentations
  • group work.

Office for Early Childhood Education and Care

If you have just commenced work, returned from leave or started a new position in the Office for Early Childhood Education and Care, this website will help you. It is a useful resource and reference point, and contains information that may assist you in your role within the department.

Last updated 30 January 2023