Fraud and Corruption Control

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​With a commitment to excellence in service provision and in meeting its statutory  obligations, the department has zero tolerance for fraud and corruption. This procedure outlines the responsibilities of all staff with regard to fraud and corruption control.  ​


​The department’s Fraud and Corruption Control Framework sets out a plan to minimise opportunities for fraud and corruption (whether committed by internal or external parties); protect public monies, property and information, organisational and individual rights; and maintain the effectiveness of departmental operations.  Its implementation will ensure that our workforce acts legally, ethically and in the public interest.


​Fraud and corruption control is the responsibility of every employee.  An outline of specific responsibilities follows.


  • Holds overall accountability for preventing and detecting fraud and corruption, and has legislated responsibility to exercise authority on behalf of the department through the Executive Management Board (EMB) to the senior leadership team

Deputy Director-General, Corporate Services:

  • As Fraud and Corruption Control Coordinator, champions fraud and corruption control regimes, chairs the Fraud and Corruption Control Committee, implements and manages the Fraud and Corruption Control Framework and advises the Director-General and EMB on fraud and corruption related issues. 

Deputy Directors-General, Assistant Directors-General, Regional Directors, Executive Directors, Directors and Managers:

  • Promote and contribute to a culture of accountability, transparency and ethics through ethical leadership, manage risks and continuously improve control effectiveness.

All staff:

  • Have an obligation to understand that managing fraud and corruption is as much a part of their responsibility as it is of managers and senior leaders. Their responsibilities include reporting suspected fraud and corruption, understanding and adhering to policies, procedures and guidelines pertaining to their role and undertaking regular education, training and awareness programs.   

A more detailed list of responsibilities, including those of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, the Fraud and Corruption Control Committee, the Ethical Standards Unit and Internal Audit Branch forms part of the department’s Fraud and Corruption Control Framework.


The process of developing a fraud and corruption control environment by planning and implementing control strategies is contained in the department’s Fraud and Corruption Control Plan.

The Plan is modelled on the Crime and Corruption Commission’s 10-element model of fraud and corruption control, the Australian National Audit Office’s conditions for better practice fraud and corruption control and Australian Standard AS 8001-2008 Fraud and Corruption Control.

DET’s Fraud and Corruption Control Model, below, demonstrates how the department’s 10 elements of fraud and corruption control work to prevent, detect and respond to fraud and corruption in an environment of ethical leadership and culture, corporate governance and legislation.

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​The Fraud and Corruption Control Framework provides an explanation for key terms.