The Department of Education and Training (the Department) is committed to a diverse workforce and ensuring that all Department workplaces are free from discrimination and harassment. As such the Department is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe environment where all employees are treated fairly and with dignity. Equal employment opportunity at the Department is about:

  • freedom from discrimination and harassment
  • merit selection focusing on essential job requirements
  • respect for diversity
  • good people management

These form the core elements of the Department’s Equal Opportunity and Anti-Discrimination Policy. They recognise and value the diversity of our community, enable the attraction of the best skills from a wide talent pool and ensure that employees can realise their potential with the Department.

The objective of this policy is to ensure that people are treated as individuals, respected for their unique attributes and not excluded, harassed or bullied in any way, through unconscious bias, stereotypes or unlawful actions that may form the basis of discrimination, harassment, vilification or victimisation. The Department will not condone or tolerate victimisation, vilification, discrimination or harassment.

Introduction for Equal Opportunity — Employees

Reviewed 03 April 2020

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