Guide to the report

This report is prepared in accordance with parliamentary reporting and legislative requirements and its purpose is to provide detail of departmental activities and performance during the financial year.1

Overview

Comprises an overview by the Secretary, Executive biographies and the department’s role and structure.

Performance report

Reports on the department’s performance against the Portfolio Budget Statements 2013—14 and Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2013—14.2

Our accountability and how we operate

These parts explain measures to remain transparent and accountable in the department’s operations including corporate governance and external scrutiny.

They also cover compliance activities and how the department manages its workplace environments and human resources.

Financial statements

Includes the independent auditor’s report and the department’s financial statements.

Appendices

The appendices provide additional information about the department’s operations and responses to a number of legislative reporting requirements.

Reference materials

This section includes reference material to assist in the navigation and understanding of this report.

1 As a result of the Administrative Arrangements Order ( AAO) that took effect on 18 September 2013, some responsibilities of the former Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and some responsibilities of the former Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education combined to form the Department of Education. The 2013—14 Department of Education Annual Report details these functions for the entirety of the reporting period.

2 The Annual Report details the agency’s performance against the relevant outcomes and performance frameworks outlined in the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 2013—14 Portfolio Budget Statements, the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education 2013—14 Portfolio Budget Statements and the Department of Education 2013—14 Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements.