Employee performance, professional development and recognition policy (PDF, 105KB) promotes a constructive and supportive workplace culture where employees and supervisors have regular and meaningful (informal and formal) performance exchanges about standards of conduct, performance expectations and opportunities for developing capability.
Employees are encouraged to take ownership of their performance and career aspirations, understand how their work aligns to departmental objectives and act on opportunities for professional growth.
Annual Performance Review (APR) process for
heads of programs, and
school leaders aims to grow the capability of the teaching and leadership workforce, strengthen the performance-focused culture in schools, and align professional learning to personal, school and system priorities.
The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and the
Australian Professional Standard for Principals articulate what teachers and school leaders are expected to know, understand and do, and explicitly inform professional learning, practice and engagement in the APR process.
Developing Performance Framework provides public servants AO2-AO8 with a
capability documents and
online tools to clarify work priorities, discuss career aspirations, and plan for support and professional development.
Performance planning and development is informed by reflection against the relevant capability frameworks or professional standards. Capability frameworks and professional standards detail expectations for all employees.
Current employees of the department can access further information on OnePortal.