The Code of Conduct for Directors of Victorian Public Entities reflects the special role of the Board, Chairperson and Directors and the behaviours that exemplify the duties and values contained in the Public Administration Act 2004.

This Code applies to and is binding on all Directors of public entities and statutory office holders, as defined in section 4 of the Act, other than the statutory office holders of a special body, or unless excluded by a specific declaration issued by the Victorian Public Sector Commissioner.

Purpose of the Code

This Code of Conduct is based on the Victorian public sector values and sets the standard of behaviour expected of Directors and statutory office holders from the date of their appointment. The behaviours are essential to how Directors and statutory office holders perform their duties and to the relationship they have with their portfolio Minister, departmental and public entity staff, and the community.

The Commission has developed a sample presentation that departments and public entities can adapt to their audience and use to induct new directors. The presentation is available on request at info@vpsc.vic.gov.au.

This resource suite contains:

Available formats

Code of Conduct for Directors of Victorian Public Entities

Effective 29 March 2016.

The complete Code of Conduct outlines the behaviours expected of the Board, Chairperson and Directors.

View Online Download PDF 0.15MB 32 pages

For Boards

This chapter of the Code outlines the behaviours expected of Directors acting collectively as Members of a Board.

View Online Download PDF 0.03MB 4 pages

For Directors

This chapter of the Code outlines the behaviours expected of the Chairperson and individual Directors.

View Online Download PDF 0.04MB 7 pages

Changes to the Code of Conduct for Directors of Public entities

The Code of Conduct was first published in 2006. It has been fully revised in consultation with public sector governance experts and directors to clarify the collective and individual responsibilities of Directors.

Includes a summary table.

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