Whole-of-department policy and guide
For whole-of-department systems and processes for preventing, detecting and responding to fraud and corruption refer to:
The operational guide supports the policy; together they set out the department’s approach to the management of fraud and corruption risks. The operational guide sets out the actions the department takes to prevent, detect and respond to fraud and corruption.
Speak Up service
Speak Up supports staff who don't feel comfortable raising their concerns directly with the department. Speak Up is a 24-hour externally hosted hotline to report concerns about suspected fraud, corruption and improper conduct. Reports to the Speak Up service can be made anonymously. All reports are provided to the department’s Fraud and Corruption Control Unit for assessment.
Refer to Education Speak Up for further information.
For an introduction to fraud and corruption, refer to the Fraud and Corruption Control animated which can be found on the department’s Vimeo . This tool helps staff to understand the department’s fraud and corruption obligations and engage colleagues in discussions at team meetings, inductions and in performance and development plan conversations to reduce the risk of fraud and corruption in the department.
To learn more about how to identify and report fraud and corruption, complete the Fraud and Corruption Control eLearn (staff login required). This module is available on LearnEd in eduPay.
- Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) — broadly explains the function of IBAC and the role of the department.
- Information for reporters and — explains what it means and what can be expected when either reporting an allegation of fraud or corruption or where you have been identified as a witness in a fraud or corruption inquiry or investigation.
- Information for — explains what it means if you are the subject of an allegation of fraud or corruption and outlines what can be expected.
- Public interest — provides information for reporters and managers on what it means when where a report about improper conduct is deemed a Public interest disclosure (PID).
- Victorian Ombudsman — information on the role of the Ombudsman and the office’s relationship with the department and the Fraud and Corruption Control Unit (FCC).
- The Guide for Managers — Employee Conduct Branch (ECB) and the Fraud and Corruption Control Unit has been developed to support managers and principals in assessing what to report, how and when to report and who to report to: Guide for Managers — Employee Conduct Branch (ECB) and the Fraud and Corruption Control
- The Integrity frequently asked questions (FAQs): Mandatory notifications to IBAC provide information on principal officers’ obligations to mandatorily report to IBAC where they suspect activities that involve corrupt conduct: Integrity FAQs: Mandatory Notifications to
- These procedures provide guidance on the way the department meets its legislative obligations in relation to public interest disclosure: Making, handling and managing public interest
- IBAC’s ‘Speak up to stop it’ resources provide guidance and information to encourage the Victorian public sector to speak up to stop improper
Reviewed 21 September 2022