Policies A-Z

Accessibility

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such as large print or audio - please telephone (02) 6207 5111.

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Policy Management

The Education Directorate is committed to implementing policies that:

  • set clear parameters within which day-to-day operational decisions can be made
  • manage strategic and operational risk
  • further the achievement of the Directorate's strategic goals and the broader policy direction of government; and
  • are managed in a systematic and consistent manner.

What is a policy?

Policies succinctly articulate the Directorate's position, provide a framework for action and ensure a consistent approach to our day-to-day activities and decision-making. Policies may be supported by procedures, manuals or guidelines.

Who are policy owners?

Policy owners are executive-level staff responsible for ensuring that policies allocated to them are current and that advice to Directorate staff and stakeholders is provided. Driving policy review, development and removal is the responsibility of the policy owner. Detail about policy ownership is provided on each policy.

Who are policy contacts?

Policy contacts are Directorate staff who provide detailed information about specific policies. Policy contacts are often the subject matter experts. They are responsible for conducting policy development and review activities.

How we use policies?

Policies are used to guide Directorate procedures and provide consistent information to stakeholders. Schools use policies as a basis to develop school-based procedures that reflect the individual needs of schools.

Many Directorate policies have related procedures or guidelines for the use of Directorate officers in the implementation of policies. These procedures are available for Directorate staff on the Index procedures External Link page.

For more information about Directorate policies, please telephone (02) 6205 2819

New Privacy Legislation for the ACT - Information Privacy Act 2014

On 1 September 2014 new privacy legislation, the Information Privacy Act 2014 came into effect in the ACT, setting out eleven Territory Privacy Principles (TPPs) providing rules for the handling and management of personal information by ACT public sector agencies.

A number of Directorate policies and procedures include a privacy component, including some forms. These are being progressively revised and updated to reflect the new Act and the requirements of the TPPs.

If the document you are accessing refers to the Privacy Act 1988 and Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) rather than the new Information Privacy Act 2014 and TPPs and you need assistance or further information, please contact the Directorate's Privacy Contact Officer.

The Information Privacy Act 2014 is available at the ACT Legislation Register External Link website. The Education Directorate's Privacy Policy is available at the About Us page of this website.

  • Email: det.legal.liaison@act.gov.au
  • Phone: (02) 6205 9159
  • Address: Education Directorate
    Privacy Contact Officer
    Governance and Legal Liaison Section
    Governance and Assurance Branch
    GPO Box 158, CANBERRA ACT 2601

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