The Department is committed to building diverse and inclusive
workplaces and developing workplace cultures that are safe and accessible,
build respect, foster inclusiveness, promote diversity and embrace the
unique skills and qualities of all our employees.
All applicants and
employees, including those with disability, must be treated respectfully and
equitably in all stages of the employment process including:
- recruitment and selection
- professional development & training
- performance management
- promotion or transfer
The Department understands that there are a range of factors that impact
on people’s employment, and for some people with a disability workplace
adjustments may be required to assist them at work. Reasonable adjustments are
provided in Department workplaces where required.
All employees, managers
and school leaders should be aware of their rights and responsibilities to
ensure that these are upheld. You can learn more about this, the relevant
legislation and Department policy under Policy and Guidelines below.
The Disability Action Plan
The Department commits to supporting people with a disability to live
satisfying everyday lives through its Disability Action Plan 2018–2021. This
Plan describes what the Department will do over the life of the plan to support
the Victorian Government’s vision for an inclusive Victoria, and to ensure that
students and employees are supported to reach their potential.
The Department's Disability Employment Plan 2019-2022 sets out the Department's commitment to boosting employment opportunities and career experiences for people with disability. It includes a range of actions that will set stronger foundations through policy, procedures and processes that will remove barriers and ensure increased inclusion across our workplaces.
- Disability Employment Plan (PDF) (WORD)
Policy and Guidelines
- Disability and Reasonable Adjustment in the Workplace Policy
(PDF) (Last Updated August 2013)