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Policy Development and Approval Policy


1. Policy statement

Policy sets the requirements, mandatory courses of action and responsibilities for Department employees.

2. Policy rules

  • Policy must be developed, reviewed or amended only with the approval of the Corporate Executive.
  • Officers developing or reviewing Department policies must follow the policy development procedures and approval processes approved by the Corporate Executive Policy Subcommittee (Policy Subcommittee) and outlined in the Policy Development and Approval Procedures.
  • Department policies must be submitted to the Policy Subcommittee and Corporate Executive in the policy template approved by the Policy Subcommittee.

3. Responsibility for implementation and compliance

Executive Directors and above are responsible for implementation of the policy.

Director, Executive and Communication Services is responsible for compliance monitoring

4. Scope

This policy applies to all employees.

6. Definitions

Refers to system level policies that direct decision-making and are applied across the whole Department or across multiple business areas rather than individual work sites such as schools.

Officer in the business area responsible for the content of a policy.

Senior officer, usually director level or above, in the business area responsible for the management of a policy.

The key mandatory elements of a policy. 

A concise, clearly worded statement that sets out the purpose of the policy.

Specify the methods to be employed in implementing a policy.  Procedures are consistent with and support policies.

8. Contact information

Policy manager:

Director, Executive and Communication Services

Policy contact officer:  

Manager, Policy and Program Governance

T: (08) 9264 4001


9. History of changes

Effective date Last update date Policy version no.
16 November 2012 2.0
This policy and supporting procedures replace the Policy Development, Approval, Publication and Implementation policy. Endorsed by Corporate Executive 18 October 2012. D12/0714450
16 November 2012 10 March 2015 2.1
Contact information updated to reflect change in position from Director, Office of the Director General to Executive Director, Organisational Governance. D15/0085666
16 November 2012 29 June 2015 2.2
Updated contact details D15/0198137
16 November 2012 14 October 2015 2.3
Compliance monitoring updated to reflect restructuring of Organisational Governance. D15/0085666
16 November 2012 31 August 2018 2.4
Minor updates to reflect organisational changes D18/0388428.

10. More information

Policy review date

16 November 2015

Policy last updated

31 August 2018