Main navigation
Main content area

We will continue to build an inclusive organisational culture that celebrates diversity, is based on shared values and purpose and fosters a strong sense of belonging for everyone.

We will maintain an environment in which we are encouraged and supported to achieve our potential, our performance is evaluated fairly, and our contributions are recognised and rewarded appropriately.

We are committed to achieving the highest levels of employee safety and supporting the physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing of our people.

Read more about work we are doing under this pillar.

Key focus areas

Capability

We will invest in our employees by understanding, recognising and developing our core competencies, behaviours, critical and specialist skills. We will help new and emerging leaders to develop the capabilities and gain the knowledge they need to step up to new roles. We will maintain a strong focus on building manager capability and confidence in a complex people management environment. We will anticipate the capabilities we need for the future and support our people to reach their potential, grow and develop.

Striving for excellence

We will develop an environment in which we can achieve our potential, we are influential, our performance is evaluated fairly, and our inclusive behaviours and contributions are recognised and rewarded appropriately.

Health and wellbeing

We are committed to achieving the highest levels of employee safety and to supporting the physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing of everyone at work. Recognising that health, safety and wellbeing is a shared responsibility, we will support our employees to continue to take control of their health and wellbeing. We will also support leaders to create safe work environments, especially in remote areas and during periods of increased uncertainty. 

Inclusive culture

Building an inclusive organisational culture brings all employees together around shared values and purpose, creating a strong sense of connection for us all. Our culture will help everyone to live the department’s values, to work collaboratively, and to provide service excellence at all times.

Key outcomes and actions

We have a highly capable workforce

  • Dynamic Capabilities Framework
  • Supervisor Capability and Confidence Framework
  • Capability Development Strategy2022-24
  • APS/EL Leadership and Talent Strategy
  • SES Development Strategy

We have a highly engaged workforce

  • Embedding performance management into our culture
  • Rewards and Recognition Framework
  • Employee Value Proposition

Everyone feels physically and psychologically safe at work

Our commitment to enhance access and inclusion for people with disability and employees who are carers is embedded into our culture

  • Accessibility Action Plan 2020-2025
  • Inclusion Strategy 2021-2024
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce reaches their full potential