What to expect at DTF
The Senior Executive Group has articulated a clear vision and mission for DTF as an organisation that balances the interests of our customers, our people and our organisation.
We actively work to articulate and achieve our vision and mission for our organisation, our people and our customers. We understand that achieving performance excellence is linked with having a highly engaged workforce working to their potential.
One of our goals is to build a culture that compares favourably with Australian and international culture benchmarks.
All of our Senior Executive Group participate in assessments to understand how their individual styles contribute to DTF’s culture, with the goal of modelling the sorts of behaviours they wish to inspire in others.
View our vision and mission
Performance expectationsPerformance planning and assessment at DTF is built around three related components:
- work output targets;
- professional development goals; and
- behaviours we demonstrate as we do our work.
Our Capabilities and Behaviours Framework helps current and prospective staff understand what is needed to be successful at DTF and is a valuable resource to guide individual development.
Capabilities and Behaviours Framework (292 KB PDF)
| (260 KB DOC)
Learning and development
The Department promotes a ‘70/20/10’ approach to support effective development and application of new capabilities.
- 70 per cent of effective development for adults typically occurs ‘on the job’ through ‘stretch’ activities or assignments;
- 20 per cent occurs through building appropriate relationships and networks; and
- 10 per cent occurs through short courses and/or formal study programs.
The Department supports staff to develop their capabilities and to build their careers through a range of formal and informal programs including:
- training and development;
- career discussions with managers;
- internal transfer opportunities;
- scholarships; and
- studies assistance.
If you work at DTF, you benefit from employment principles that apply in all Victorian public sector organisations to ensure a harmonious and effective workplace. We have processes in place to ensure that
- decisions about employment at DTF are based on merit;
- genuine Equal Employment Opportunity is provided for current and prospective staff;
- all staff are treated fairly and reasonably;
- staff who have concerns about how they are treated have avenues for addressing their concerns;
- working in the Public Service is a great career option for Victorians; and
- decisions and actions uphold human rights.
If you work at DTF, you have a responsibility, along with employees in all other Victorian public sector organisations, to demonstrate the Victorian Public Sector values:
- Responsiveness - providing best standards of service and advice;
- Integrity - earning and sustaining public trust;
- Impartiality - acting objectively;
- Accountability - accepting responsibility for decisions and actions;
- Respect - treating others fairly and objectively;
- Leadership - actively implementing, promoting and supporting these values; and
- Human rights - respecting, upholding, supporting and promoting human rights.
These values are critical to ensuring public confidence in the services we provide.
Learn more about public sector employment principles, values, standards and the Code of Conduct
The 2013-14 Budget papers are now available on the Budget website.
Future direction for public private partnerships
The Treasurer has announced a set of reforms that will guide the next phase of PPP investment in Victoria.
Natural Disaster Financial Assistance
Councils need to provide financial assistance claims for all eligible costs associated with infrastructure repairs for the 2010-11 Victorian floods, as well as any other natural disaster events which occurred during 2010-11, by 30 June 2013.
The 2012-13 Model Report is now available. This document assists Victorian government departments and other public sector entities with the planning and preparation of disclosures for the 2013 Annual Report.