This document is part of the Serving Victoria: A guide for Public Sector CEOs resource.

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Constitution Act 1975 More commonly referred to as the Victorian Constitution, this Act provides the framework within which parliamentary democracy and responsible government operate in Victoria. It sets out the basic rules and structures of the Crown (the Queen and the Governor), the Houses of parliament, local government, the Supreme Court, and the Executive (ministers and the public service). Department of Premier and Cabinet http://www.legislation.vic.gov.au
Public Administration Act 2004 The Public Administration Act creates a comprehensive framework to ensure good governance across the Victorian public sector. This Act outlines the structure of the Victorian public service, provides for the creation of departments and the employment of employees and executives, specifies public sector values and employment principles, and provides for good governance of newly created public entities and the public sector as a whole. Department of Premier and Cabinet http://www.legislation.vic.gov.au
Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines for Victorian Government Boards, Statutory Bodies and Advisory Committees Outlines the principles and procedures for the recruitment, selection, appointment and remuneration of part-time non-executive directors and members of statutory authorities, advisory committees and the boards of government business enterprises. These guidelines also apply to unpaid appointments to such organisations. Department of Premier and Cabinet http://www.dpc.vic.gov.au
Directory of Public Entity Boards in Victoria This directory, updated annually, provides information on the classification and composition of public entity boards in Victoria. Victorian Public Sector Commission http://www.publicboards.vic.gov.au/
Join a public board The Join a pubic board website is designed to connect indviduals to Victorian public sector board opportunities. Victorian Public Sector Commission http://boards.vic.gov.au
VPSC Governance resources A web-based guide, developed to assist potential, new and existing board members of Victorian public entities to understand concepts of good governance and the critical policies and procedures that drive their day-to-day work. It is designed to provide practical guidance to boards of public entities. Victorian Public Sector Commission https://vpsc.vic.gov.au/governance/
Guide to Whole of Victorian Government Legislative Compliance Obligations for Public Sector Entities A guide designed to assist departmental officers in supporting their minister in relation to assessing the compliance of entities in meeting its legislative obligations and, where appropriate, support the entity to assist it to meet its compliance obligations. The guide does not purport to be exhaustive, but may be valuable to public entity CEOs in understanding their obligations. Victorian Public Sector Commission https://vpsc.vic.gov.au/resources/guide-to-whole-of-victorian-government-legislative-compliance-obligations-for-public-sector-entities/
Legal Form and Governance Arrangements for Public Entities: Guidelines These guidelines provide advice for Victorian Government employees on options for establishing a new public entity or reviewing existing public entities. They may be of value to public entity CEOs seeking to understand the complexities of public entity structures, or those leading new, reforming or winding-up entities. Victorian Public Sector Commission https://vpsc.vic.gov.au/resources/legal-form-and-governance-arrangements-for-public-entities-guidelines-revised-may-2013/
Strategic Management Framework Guide A guide for the Victorian public sector outlining the key elements of a better practice management cycle. Department of Treasury and Finance http://www.dtf.vic.gov.au
Welcome to the Board This booklet is designed as an introduction to the VPSC’s web-based governance resources (see above). Victorian Public Sector Commission https://vpsc.vic.gov.au/resources/welcome-to-the-board/
Recruiting a CEO: A Guide for Victorian Public Sector Boards This guide is designed to help Victorian public sector board chairs and directors conduct the CEO recruitment process. It provides prompts and reminders for board directors, especially chairs, who already have some skills and experience in conducting recruitment processes, evaluating performance, and providing constructive feedback. It may also be useful for CEOs in recruiting senior executives. Victorian Public Sector Commission https://vpsc.vic.gov.au/html-resources/recruiting-a-ceo/
Assessing a CEO’s Performance: A Guide for Victorian Public Sector Boards This guide is designed to help Victorian public sector board directors assess the performance of their CEO. It provides prompts and reminders for board directors, especially chairs, who already have some skills and experience in conducting recruitment processes, evaluating performance, and providing constructive feedback. It may also be useful for CEOs in conducting performance assessments of senior executives. Victorian Public Sector Commission https://vpsc.vic.gov.au/resources/assessing-a-ceos-performance/
Recruitment and Appointment to the Board: a Governance Officers’ Toolkit This toolkit has been developed to assist governance officers in departments who are responsible for supporting government in appointing Directors to public entity Boards. It is designed to supplement the Government’s Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines for Victorian Government Boards, Statutory Bodies and Advisory Committees. This toolkit aims to clarify the processes of recruiting and appointing Directors to public entity Boards. It may be of interest to CEOs who wish to better understand this departmental process. Victorian Public Sector Commission https://vpsc.vic.gov.au/resources/recruitment-and-appointment-to-the-board-toolkit/