Workforce planning is a formal approach to shaping a school’s workforce profile and structure to achieve its strategic goals and priorities. Workforce planning may look different at each school depending on the unique context and operating environment.

In a school context, workforce planning can be seen as a process of aligning the elements within the school's strategic plan and operational (day-to-day) requirements. Effective organisation design and planning helps to focus school staff and the school as a whole towards delivery of the strategic plan.

The Effective Workforce Planning for Victorian School Leaders Interim Guide (“the Guide”, refer to the Resources tab) aims to assist principals and school leadership teams in developing, implementing, and sustaining the workforce school structure that is right for your context.

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Department Workforce Planning for Schools Overview

Reviewed 02 November 2023

Policy last updated

15 June 2020


  • Schools


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