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The Disciplinary Appeals Boards was established under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 to hear and determine appeals in relation to decisions of the Secretary made under section 2.4.59F (Unsatisfactory Performance), section 2.4.61 (Misconduct) and section 2.4.61A (Serious Misconduct) of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 from employees in the teaching service of the Department of Education and Training.

The Disciplinary Appeals Boards is one of the independent statutory authorities associated with the Victorian Department of Education and Training's portfolio. The Disciplinary Appeals Boards will aim to support the achievements of Victorian Government intentions, expressed through legislation and Ministerial Orders.

Disciplinary Appeals Boards Outcomes

The Disciplinary Appeals Boards will achieve:

  • the establishment of appropriate procedures and practices for the efficient operation of the Disciplinary Appeals' Boards
  • effective handling of disciplinary appeals
  • fair and equitable treatment for all applicants and ensure the principles of natural justice are adhered to throughout the hearing process
Information Notes for Appellants

Please download the Information Notes for Appellants.

Notes for Appellants
Lodging a Disciplinary Appeal

An application for an Appeal may be lodged by email, mail or fax by printing and completing the Appeal Application Form.  (see Schedule 11, Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017)

The application for an appeal must be signed and dated.

The Disciplinary Appeals brochure will assist in lodging your appeal.

Appeal Application Form

Appeal Brochure

 The completed application form and a copy of the Secretary's determination letter and preliminary view letter should be emailed, faxed or mailed to:

Disciplinary Appeals Boards
Level 4, Casselden Place
2 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Telephone: (03) 9032 1701
Fax: (03) 9032 1709
email: dab@education.vic.gov.au

Please note that applications need to be lodged within 14 days after the date on which the appellant is given notice in writing of the determination.


The Disciplinary Appeals Boards (DAB) will use the information collected on the Appeal Application Form for the purpose of assessing, managing and responding to an appeal.  This includes, however is not limited to, such activities as determining the Board's jurisdiction to hear a matter, scheduling of hearings and preparing a Board for the hearing.

The DAB will use or disclose personal and health information for the purpose for which it was collected such as preparing Board members for a hearing or communicating Board decisions to the appellant and their representative at the hearing (if any); the decision maker and their representative at the hearing (if any); the Secretary of the Department; and the Executive Director, People Division.

Your comment will be sought if your data is to be used for purposes other than addressing the grievance process unless authorised or required by law.  Your information is kept secure and confidential and managed in accordance with the Privacy Data Protection Act 2014 and Health Records Act 2001.

For more information regarding how information is handled, refer to the Merit Protection Boards website at https://www.mpb.vic.gov.au/Pages/Privacy.aspx.