Life at Education

At Education, we are committed to building a positive and inclusive workplace culture where everyone feels valued and respected.

On this page:

Our culture

Making sure every member of our community feels empowerED is at the heart of our workplace – culture. By underpinning our actions and interactions with our APS Values, we create a workplace environment that supports our development, where we bolster each other, embrace our differences, and unite behind our purpose.

Creating better futures through education starts with us, and by being respectful, celebrating our achievements and helping each other, we have what it takes to sustain our efforts and achieve our potential and our purpose. This is who we are. We are EDucation.

Inclusion and Diversity

Our department is a place where our people feel included, safe, valued, and respect each other. We work together to foster and strengthen our inclusive workplace by ensuring diversity is at the heart of our values and culture. At Education, everyone belongs. We welcome people of different backgrounds that bring new perspectives to enrich workplace and contribute to our purpose.

Employee Networks

Our Employee Networks form an essential part of our inclusive and diverse workplace. They bring colleagues together to connect, find support and thrive. Our Employee Networks help drive and promote diversity and inclusion and recognise days of significance important to our people.

Ability and Carers Network logo Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Network logo Deadly Crew logo GEN Network logo PRIDE Network logo


The department offers a range of other ways to connect. Join a Community of Practice, the Social Club or participate in a range of informal events and activities to bring us together as a community.

Empowering you

As a culturally inclusive environment, the department offers a positive workplace culture and strives to be an employer of choice. We offer successful candidates:

  • attractive salaries and employer superannuation
  • flexible work arrangements
  • generous leave entitlements
  • a range of allowances
  • salary packaging, and
  • a closedown period over Christmas.

For more information about what we offer.

Read the Department of Education Enterprise Agreement 2024-27

Get in touch

If you have any questions on working with the department, or the recruitment process, please contact or 02 6240 6973