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About the Department of Education

The Australian Government Department of Education is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians access quality early childhood education, school education, higher education, international education and research.

We are a dynamic, people-focused organisation where workplace diversity and inclusion is vitally important to us in creating a productive and harmonious environment for people to work. We recognise and embrace the diversity that each employee brings to the workplace, creating an environment of trust, mutual respect and appreciation.

The department promotes a culture where Indigenous business is everyone’s business―across its work practices, values and business. All employees are supported through the provision of a number of learning opportunities to build their cultural capability.  

We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature-age people and people with disability, regardless of sex, sexuality or gender identity.

The Department of Education prides itself on being an agile organisation, promoting the Australian Public Service philosophy of one APS career, thousands of opportunities.

Valuing Difference - Respecting Our People

Workplace diversity and inclusion is vitally important in creating a productive and harmonious environment for people to work. The department recognises and embraces the diversity that each employee brings to the workplace, creating an environment of trust, mutual respect and appreciation.

We work to increase the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and employees with disability through our Indigenous Affirmative Measure and RecruitAbility scheme. We also focus on other diversity groups on the basis of: race, gender identity, sexual orientation, intersex status, language, cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Many of our policies and programs celebrate diversity and tackle discrimination and bullying, and we continue to build on these initiatives through our Diversity Champion, Indigenous Champion, Indigenous Leader, Employee Support Officers (ESO) and Employee Networks.

Employee Networks

Ability Network

Wisdom Network

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Network

 

Pride Network

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employee Network

Women's Network

 

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