Diversity and inclusion

We value diversity and inclusion because it helps us to do a better job for Victoria, and also because it is the right thing to do.

To us, 'diversity' includes all the ways in which our people differ and the valuable contribution that all of these differences bring to our department. The strength of the organisation is in the innovation and the diversity of its people.

We recognise that there are many aspects to diversity. And while they are all important, we are working particularly hard on making the department a welcoming place for groups that tend to be under-represented in our workforce: women, Aboriginal people, people from non-English-speaking backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTI, people with a disability, parents and carers, older people and younger people.

Pride network

We are a member of Pride in Diversity – Australia's national not-for-profit employer support program for all aspects of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) workplace inclusion.

Aboriginal Recruitment and Career Development Strategy

The strategy has been developed with four key focus areas:

  • Attraction, Recruitment and Retention
  • Cultural Safety
  • Development and Succession Planning
  • Executive Leadership, Accountability and Monitoring.

Within these four domains, the strategy sets out several priority actions and outcomes that will guide our department towards meeting an overall target of 2% Aboriginal employment by 2023.

Aboriginal Recruitment and Career Development Strategy 2020-23

If you would like to know more about the department and it’s Aboriginal Recruitment and Career Development Strategy, please email aed@ecodev.vic.gov.au or call 03 9651 9999

Page last updated: 30 June 2020