Industrial Agreements

There are industrial agreements covering all employees employed by the Department.  To access the relevant agreement, select one of the employment categories below.

For Teaching Service Industrial Agreements click: Teaching Service

Public Service

The Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2020came into operation on 9 October 2020 with a nominal expiry date of 20 March 2024.

  • Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2020  (PDF)  (WORD)  

VPS Common Policies

The Service Delivery Partnership Plan within the Victorian Public Service (VPS) Enterprise Agreement 2016 (the Agreement) requires the development of common policies in relation to key provisions of the Agreement to remove ambiguity and inconsistency across the VPS.

The VPS common policies have been approved by the Victorian Secretaries Board and apply to all VPS employees and employers covered by the Agreement.

The VPS common policies provide guidance on the interpretation and application of key provisions of the Agreement and should be read in conjunction with relevant provisions of the Agreement.

Department policies are currently being reviewed to ensure consistency with the VPS common policies. Where there is an inconsistency between a Departmental policy and a VPS common policy, the VPS common policy takes precedence.

Further information and a complete list of the current VPS common policies is available on the Victorian Public Sector Commission's (VPSC) website.

School Nurses

The Nurses (Department of Education and Training) Agreement 2020 covering Primary and Secondary School program nurses came into operation on 18 December 2020 with a nominal expiry date of 31 December 2020.

  • Nurses (Department of Education and Training) Agreement 2020 (PDF) (WORD)  

Other Resources

Legislation