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1.3 Policy and Funding plans and guidelines

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Health and Human Services Policy and Funding Guidelines, July 2016

The Department of Health and Human Services Policy and Funding Guidelines, July 2016 (guidelines) is an Applicable Departmental Policy, in Schedule 1 of the Service Agreement.

The guidelines replace the former Department of Health’s annual Victorian health policy and funding guidelines and the former Department of Human Services’ Policy and funding plan.

The guidelines consist of three volumes:

  • Volume 1: Department of Health and Human Services Policy and Funding Guidelines Departmental overview
  • Volume 2: Health Operations 2016–17 (former Department of Health Victorian health policy and funding guidelines)
  • Volume 3: Human Services Policy and Funding Plan 2015–19, update 2016–17  (former Department of Human Services Policy and Funding Plan)

Volume 1: Departmental overview

Volume 1: Departmental overview details the establishment, vision and a budget overview of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Volume 2: Health Operations 2016–17

Volume 2: Health operations 2016–17 present the system-wide terms and conditions (for funding, administrative and clinical policy) of funding for government-funded healthcare organisations. The guidelines are published annually.

To access the Health Operations (including Volume 1: Department of Health and Human Services Departmental overview) refer to the following website link:

Health Operations 2016–17 (Volume 2)(opens in a new window, external link).

Volume 3: Human Services Policy and Funding Plan 2015–19, update 2016–17 (former Department of Human Services Policy and Funding Plan)

Volume 3: Human Services Policy and Funding Plan 2015–19, update 2016–17 provides an overview of the Victorian Government’s policy framework and the department’s objectives, strategic initiatives and budget.

To assist community service organisations to deliver human services, Volume 3 includes detailed policy and funding information regarding service activities, performance measures, data collection requirements, and service standards and guidelines. 

To access the Human Services Policy and Funding Plan 2015–19 Volume 3 (including Volume 1: Department of Health and Human Services Departmental overview) refer to the following website link:

Human Services Policy and Funding Plan 2015–19 (Volume 3)(opens in a new window, external link).

Department of Education and Training

Department of Education and Training Early Childhood Programs and Services Guide

The Early Childhood Programs and Services Guide (external link, opens in a new window)(Guide) provides an overview of key programs and services and outlines service activities, performance measures, data collection requirements, service standards and guidelines. It is designed to assist organisations funded by the Department.

This Guide will be reviewed annually or as information changes and updates are required.