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Corporate governance relates to how an organisation is directed and managed to provide adequate accountability and achieve organisational goals. It influences how the organisation's objectives are set and achieved, how risk is monitored and assessed, and how performance is optimised.
Open and transparent corporate governance processes support a department's continuous improvement as it plans, delivers, reviews and reports on its priorities and objectives.
DET focuses on effective governance through leadership, responsible and ethical decision making, and positive relationships with our stakeholders.
The Queensland Education and Training Governance Framework outlines the principles and mechanisms used across the agency, based on best practice for public sector governance. It aims to assist with ensuring the standards of accountability and transparency expected from government by the public and our many stakeholders, and aims to encourage performance improvement while meeting our obligations and legislative requirements.
Our corporate governance arrangements will continue to evolve to ensure the department is always managed effectively, efficiently and transparently.