New data-collection statement highlights privacy protections

29 April 2019

The VPSC has developed a new Data-Collection Statement for the People Matter Survey that outlines how we go about protecting and privacy and anonymity of survey participants.

The VPSC puts multiple safeguards in place to ensure individual survey responses remain anonymous, including de-identifying survey responses, not providing organisations with individual survey responses and not providing reports for organisations/groups with fewer than 10 responses.

Please read the Data-Collection Statement and contact the survey team if you have any further questions: (03) 9651 6200 or

The People Matter Survey process is officially underway for 2019!

4 April 2019

We’ve had a great response to the 2019 People Matter Survey, with 191 organisations participating and around 50% agreeing to be transparent and share their organisation-level results.

The 2019 survey marks the first phase of the People Matter Survey Reform Project, with an improved and simplified question set covering new areas of insight and capturing valuable data on issues like sexual harassment, diversity, change management and learning.

The VPSC ran four information sessions for Survey Coordinators in March, where the VPSC team fielded questions on survey processes and the Reform Project. This year, the team was able to widen its reach by running three of the sessions as webinars — a big help to those Survey Coordinators who couldn’t make it to the face-to-face session. The webinar sessions were also able to be recorded and are available from the People Matter Survey team. All sessions were well received, and participating organisations are ready to have their say.