Report fraud or corruption

If you have knowledge or reason to believe a departmental employee, contractor or service provider has been involved in fraudulent or corrupt conduct, you should report it as a complaint or protected disclosure.

Make a complaint

Available avenues:

Make a protected disclosure

If you wish to make a protected disclosure about the Department or any of its employees or officers, you should contact:

    The Department's Protected Disclosure Coordinator
    Jonathan Kaplan
    Executive Director, Integrity, Assurance and Executive Services Division
    Phone: (03) 7022 0119

    The coordinator is a person appointed by the Department under the Protected Disclosure Act 2012 to receive disclosures under the Act)

    Bella Stagoll
    Director, Integrity, Assurance and Executive Services Division
    Deputy Protected Disclosure Coordinator 
    Department of Education and Training
    Phone: (03) 7022 0120

    Ashley Hurrell
    Manager, Fraud and Corruption Control
    Phone: (03) 7022 0121

Protected Disclosure Act 2012

The Act supports the Government's commitment to the principles of open, honest and accountable governance and is designed to protect the public interest by:

  • exposing serious public sector wrongdoing

  • ensuring public organisations are responsible and accountable
  • protecting people who make a protected disclosure from detrimental action and ensuring their privacy.

You receive the protection of the Protected Disclosure Act once your allegation has been fully assessed as being a protected disclosure. 

You may wish to make a complaint using the protected disclosure process if your complaint is about improper conduct and you are concerned that detrimental action may be taken against you for making the complaint.

If you would like to make a protected disclosure complaint or if you seek to make an enquiry please contact the protected disclosure officer on (03) 7022 0119. You may also make a complaint to your supervisor or to the supervisor of the person you wish to complain about.

For more information about the Protected Disclosure Act, see:  Making and Handling Protected Disclosures