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Health and Wellbeing at work

Welcome to the Department of Education and Training's Health and Wellbeing site. As part of the department's commitment to support your health and wellbeing, this site has been designed to provide information to assist you manage your wellbeing and implement a staff health and wellbeing program at your workplace. There's a number of tools, resources and information sources provided to assist you.

How can you or your workplace improve your health and wellbeing?

Staff wellbeing programs have contributed to reduced absenteeism, increased morale, enhanced team and social work relationships and improved physical and mental health.

The DET Staff Wellbeing Framework (DETE employees only) includes a multidimensional wellbeing model including the following five steps:

  1. Obtaining management commitment.
  2. Planning for wellness.
  3. Conducting a needs assessment.
  4. Action plan (setting goals, identifying and planning activities, assessing risks, program administration, promotion, engaging employees, marketing and communication throughout the program).
  5. Evaluating and reviewing your program.

The comprehensive DET Staff Wellbeing Planning Guide (DETE employees only) contains all the links and resources to complete the above five steps.

Wellness programs do not need to be costly. Programs often work most successfully when you use the skills and interests of staff members and make connections with local community people, organisations, resources and programs. It is recommended that wellbeing activities are selected based on staff and workplace needs.

The new DET Staff Wellbeing OnePortal site (DETE employees only) includes a range of tools and resources to support all five steps and the five wellbeing dimensions:

What's new?

New Workplace Wellness Resources available

A best practice framework for developing and implementing workplace health and wellbeing programs and a large range of resources to support schools, and other DET workplaces to establish staff wellbeing programs is available on the Staff Wellbeing OnePortal page (formerly Health and Wellbeing at Work (DETE employees only)).

New resources and tools to School, and workplace Wellness Committees or Wellness Coordinators are all designed to assist DET workplaces develop in putting in place exciting, sustainable, engaging and successful programs include:

Visit this page for more information or contact your local regional office, or the Staff Wellbeing Team ( in the Organisational Safety and Wellbeing Unit for more information.

If you have any questions about DET's Health and Wellbeing programs for staff and workplaces, please contact the departmental Organisational Wellbeing Consultants.

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This page was last reviewed on 05 Apr 2017

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