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Mandatory induction program

Mandatory induction relates to components of induction that must be delivered to all new employees, including casuals, to ensure compliance with legislation and policy. These mandatory programs can be delivered in a face to face capacity during staff meetings, or via online courses. Those responsible for planning and delivering induction may choose delivery methods that best suit their employees and must ensure all staff has completed the appropriate programs. When any mandatory induction program is delivered in a face to face capacity at staff meetings, it is essential to capture and locally record all participation.

Supervisors who deliver face-to-face mandatory induction are required to include assessment activities to ensure they can verify employee understanding or direct employees to complete the relevant online assessment.

The Keys to managing information courses are desirable but not mandatory for some employee cohorts. Please note that these four modules of mandatory training within Keys to managing information are only mandatory upon commencement of your employment within the department, and are not required on an annual basis thereafter. Refer to Employee induction planners for information.

Asbestos Awareness provides information to employees in departmental workplaces where there is confirmed and/or assumed asbestos-containing material (ACM). Asbestos management team (AMT) training is also provided for staff assigned as an AMT member responsible for the management of ACMs in department-owned facilities. Refer to the Asbestos management website for more information.

Queensland Treasury has provided a PowerPoint presentation External Link for supervisors who deliver Internal Controls training face-to-face.

Employees should complete emergency management and fire safety training at their workplace to take into account the local context.

Annual updates

Employees should revise components of mandatory induction on a yearly basis to ensure that they are aware of any changes to policy and legislation that affect their work. These updates can be conducted at a staff meeting or employees may revisit the online courses, which will be reviewed and updated regularly. If annual updates are undertaken via face to face delivery at staff meetings, it is essential to capture and locally record participation. Asbestos Awareness needs to be undertaken annually.

Student safety

Online courses (below) and resources (DETE employees only) to support face-to-face student protection training are available for employees who work with students under 18 years of age. School support staff, depending on their role, may not require curriculum activity risk assessment training.

All employees

Code of conduct and ethical decision making
Keys to managing information (refer planners)


Health, safety and wellbeing
Internal controls


School employees also require

Student protection


Curriculum activity risk assessment (teaching staff)


Asbestos Awareness


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This page was last reviewed on 18 Apr 2016 at 02:59PM

Director-General's message - Preventing fraud and corruption

The department is committed to excellence in service performance and in meeting our statutory obligations. This includes maintaining a fraud and corruption prevention culture. We have zero tolerance for fraud and corruption.

The Fraud and Corruption Control Framework Adobe PDF document sets out the standard of accountability and transparency expected of all employees. It is essential that everyone is familiar with the framework to assist with preventing and detecting fraud and corruption. It is also mandatory to undertake Internal Controls training.

Our organisational values and culture, governance and risk management frameworks, and controls work together to prevent, detect and respond to potential or actual fraudulent or corrupt conduct.

Fraud and corruption prevention and a commitment to ethical behaviour is required of every employee. It is my expectation that each of you will commit to our zero-tolerance policy, and take personal responsibility to comply with the fraud and corruption control responsibilities set out in the Framework.

Dr Jim Watterston
Director-General

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