Department Values

Public education, early childhood development and training are critical public services and the jobs we do to provide high quality education services are very important. As employees of the public sector, all Department staff working in Government schools and offices are required to demonstrate the Public Sector Values in accordance with the binding Code of Conduct for Victorian Public Sector Employees.

The Department of Education and Training (DET) has adopted the public sector values which are set out in the Code of Conduct for Victorian Public Sector Employees, which are Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values underpin how we interact with colleagues, learners and families, members of the community, suppliers and Government. We are all required to uphold and demonstrate DET’s Values in our work.

For more information about DET’s Values please take the time to read the materials and tools provided below to support you in understanding DET’s Values and how they apply to the work you do.

The Public Sector Values 

The Public Administration Act 2004 establishes values to guide conduct and performance in the Victorian Public Sector.

The values and the Code of Conduct based on the values provide the foundation of the integrity and accountability framework for all public sector employees.

Values define what is important to an organisation and how things will be done.  In the Victorian public sector, they underpin an employee's interaction with the government, community, suppliers and other employees.


Select from the following employment categories for helpful resources and information on the Department's Values and access the DET Values e-learning modules.

School Employees   |   Central and Regional Office Employees