This section provides policy instruments that must be followed by all departmental staff.​

Corporate communication and marketing policy instruments relate to all types of corporate communication, including advertising and sponsorship and the use of social media.

Finance policy instruments provide information and tools that will assist staff in fulfilling their financial obligations for schools or DET work units.

Human resource management policy instruments provide information about recruitment and employment arrangements, employee entitlements, workforce management, staff development and health, safety and wellbeing within DET workplaces.

ICT policy instruments assist the use of information management systems to monitor performance, inform decision-making, improve resource agility and productivity, support knowledge sharing and facilitate open and transparent communication.

The Infrastructure policy instruments are about the department's infrastructure priorities and strategy. These procedures include capital works planning and delivery, environmental sustainability and operations such as maintenance and the management of departmental facilities.

Legal and Governance policy instruments relate to the processes and structures that enable the department to comply with its legal requirements (including common law, legislation, codes and standards) and for the department to administer its responsibilities and the powers granted to it.​