Report Fraud or Corruption

If you have knowledge or reason to believe a departmental employee, contractor or service provider has been involved in fraudulent or corrupt conduct, you should report it as a complaint or protected disclosure.

Make a complaint

Available avenues:

Make a protected disclosure

If you wish to make a protected disclosure about the Department or any of its employees or officers, you should contact:

  • the Department's Protected Disclosure Coordinator
    Jonathan Kaplan
    Executive Director, Integrity and Assurance Division
    Phone: (03) 9651 3650
    (The coordinator is a person appointed by the Department under the Protected Disclosure Act 2012 to receive disclosures under the Act)
  • or
  • Bella Stagoll
    Director, Integrity
    Deputy Protected Disclosure Coordinator 
    Integrity and Assurance Division
    Department of Education and Training
    Level 1, 2 Treasury Place, East Melbourne, VIC 3002
    Phone: 9651 4326 Mobile: 0414 255 348
  • Jeevanie Amarasekera
    Senior Projects Officer
    Integrity and Assurance Division
    41 St Andrews Place
    East Melbourne VIC 3002
    Phone: 03 9637 3601
  • the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC)
    Level 1, North Tower
    459 Collins Street
    Melbourne Vic 3000
    GPO Box 24234, Melbourne VIC 3001
    Phone: 1300 735 135
    Website: Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission

Protected Disclosure Act 2012

The Act supports the Government's commitment to the principles of open, honest and accountable governance and is designed to protect the public interest by:

  • exposing serious public sector wrongdoing
  • ensuring public organisations are responsible and accountable
  • protecting people who make a protected disclosure from detrimental action and ensuring their privacy.

You receive the protection of the Protected Disclosure Act once your allegation has been fully assessed as being a protected disclosure.

You may wish to make a complaint using the protected disclosure process if your complaint is about improper conduct and you are concerned that detrimental action may be taken against you for making the complaint.

If you would like to make a protected disclosure complaint or if you seek to make an enquiry please contact the protected disclosure officer on 03 9651 3650. You may also make a complaint to your supervisor or to the supervisor of the person you wish to complain about.

For more information about the Protected Disclosure Act, see:  Making and Handling Protected Disclosures