People and Leadership

Leadership Charter

The department's Leadership Charter guides how leaders work, make decisions, form relationships and bring out the best in staff - and is critical to the department realising its Stretegic Intent:

"Together we give every Victorian the best learning and development experience, making our state a smarter, fairer and more prosperous place."

The charter sets out the department leaders' promise to:

  • Work as one
  • Be accountable – and work with integrity
  • Invest in and empower staff
  • Always focus on the wellbeing and outcomes of the children, young people, adults and families they serve

DET Leadership Charter  (PDF)  (WORD)

The charter draws on the binding Code of Conduct for Victorian Public Sector Employees.

For more information, see: Code of Conduct for Victorian Public Sector Employees

Investing in our People Strategy

At the Department our vision is to have a high performing, valued, empowered and supported workforce. Investing in our people is central to this vision to enable us to provide the best possible educational experience for Victorians.

The Department needs to nurture workforce capability, motivation and commitment. Our workplaces should be safe, inclusive and collaborative, with our staff operating within an environment that promotes the highest standards of governance and integrity.

The Investing in Our People Strategy provides a framework for the Department’s vision, mapping out intentions and proposed actions for people management, leadership and development.

For more information, see:  Investing in our People Strategy

People Matter Survey

The People Matter Survey is an annual survey conducted across Victorian Government departments and authorities. It is an important opportunity for corporate staff to tell their leaders what is working well at the Department and what can improve.

People Matter Survey results are a key input in business planning and shaping the Department’s people management initiatives.

For more information see:  People Matter Survey