Welcome to government is a guide to the Victorian public sector covering key institutions and legislation, a glossary of terms, commonly used acronyms, government websites and seminal references.

New staff members join the Victorian public sector every day. Very often they come from other public sectors, the private sector or directly from school or university. They need to quickly understand how the Victorian government works to be effective in their jobs.

Until now there has not been an authoritative guide covering all relevant matters.

Information was publicly available but scattered throughout various government websites and publications. This guide explains:

  • the system of government in Australia and Victoria;
  • the role of the Victorian Parliament, executive and judiciary;
  • Victoria’s finances and accountability mechanisms; and
  • employment in the Victorian public sector.

New recruits or those taking on a new role in the Victorian public sector, students wanting to understand how government works, or contractors wishing to do business with government should use Welcome to government.

Welcome to government is a useful addition to an induction kit and a hand reference for every day work and for research.

Copies of the Welcome to government guide are available for free from the Commission. To order a copy of Welcome to government contact the Commission.

This resource contains:

Available formats

Welcome to Government: Your Introduction to Working in the Victorian Public Sector

This guide provides an overview of how government works in Victoria.

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