Guide to the report

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations’ Annual Report 2012–13 reports on the agency’s performance against the outcomes and performance framework as outlined in the department’s Portfolio Budget Statements 2012–13 and adjusted in the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2012–13 and 2013–14 Portfolio Budget Statements. The report also provides information on the work of the department during the financial year.

The report is prepared according to the Requirements for annual reports, issued by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet on 24 June 2013.

Part 1: Overview

Features a review by the Secretary and a departmental overview. The overview details the role of the department, outcomes, portfolio agencies and the executive and departmental structure.

Part 2: Outcome performance

Provides information and analysis of the performance of the department.

Part 3: Our operations

Reports on departmental staff, workplace initiatives, and the economic, environmental and socially sustainable operations of the department.

Part 4: Our accountability

Provides information on the accountability processes of the department.

Part 5: Financial statements

Contains the Auditor General’s report and audited financial statements for 2012–13.


Provides additional information about the department’s operations and mandatory reporting requirements.

Reference materials

Contains a list of acronyms, glossary of terms, list of requirements and an alphabetical index.