The Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) was established on 1 April 2014 to achieve a range of legislative functions.

The Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) was established on 1 April 2014 through an amendment to the Public Administration Act 2004. VPSC is headed by a single Commissioner and has a range of legislated functions to achieve its objectives. These are to:

  • Strengthen the efficiency, effectiveness and capability of the public sector in order to meet existing and emerging needs and deliver high quality services
  • Maintain, and advocate for, public sector professionalism and integrity.

VPSC helps strengthen public sector efficiency, effectiveness and capability by:

  • assessing, researching and providing advice and support on issues relevant to public sector administration, governance, service delivery and workforce management and development
  • collecting and reporting on whole of government data
  • conducting enquiries as directed under the Act by the Premier

It helps maintain public sector integrity by:

  • advocating for an apolitical and professional public sector
  • issuing and applying codes of conduct and standards
  • monitoring and reporting to public sector body Heads on compliance with the public sector values, codes of conduct and public sector employment principles and standards
  • reviewing employment related actions and making relevant recommendations
  • maintaining a register of lobbyists

VPSC also maintains a register of instruments made under the Act, which is published on this website.

A number of programs continue to be administered by the VPSC on behalf of and for public sector bodies. These include:

Organisational Structure

VPSC has 4 branches, and a Corporate function supporting the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner, as per the below structure:

People and Analytics

  • System infrastructure
  • Data collection including administering the People Matter Survey
  • Analysis
  • Research
  • Reporting back to the sector

Integrity and Advisory

  • Organisational reviews
  • Public sector advisory – Review of Actions / Information requests
  • Codes, standards, legislation
  • Governance advice
  • Lobbyists and Government Affairs Directors
  • Conflict of Interest, Gifts Benefits & Hospitality

Workforce and Engagement

  • Workforce programs – employment pathways, the Victorian Government graduate program and Getting to Work, the Victorian Public Sector Disability Employment Action Plan
  • Workforce Frameworks – strategy, resources and frameworks across the employee lifecycle
  • Aboriginal employment – strategy, resources and development
  • eRecruitment – carers website and service management
  • Workforce Strategy
  • Communications and Engagement

Victorian Leadership Academy

  • Learning activities and development programs tailored to each band of the Senior Executive Service of the VPS


  • Governance and Risk
  • Information Technology
  • Communications and marketing
  • Human resources
  • Finance / audit
  • Business reporting
  • Admin support and business services

The role and composition of the Victorian Public Sector Commission Advisory Board.

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On 21 May 2018, the Premier approved the VPSC’s Strategic Plan to 2020, in accordance with the requirements of the Public Administration Act 2004

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The Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) makes information available to the public on this website and in print materials.

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VPSC Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Declaration
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018

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This guide shows the public and our staff how to make a public interest disclosure to the Commission.

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​The Public Administration Act 2004 establishes the Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) and creates the role of the Victorian Public Sector Commissioner.

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Overview of accessing Victorian Acts and other key documents

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