Policies and guidelines

The Information Management Policy Framework (IMPF) identifies and defines the various domains which contribute to effective information management across the Queensland Government. It is an organising framework for establishing a common viewpoint and shared understanding of the broad scope of information management activities undertaken. Additionally, it can be used as a tool to categorise information management activities which can then form the basis for undertaking gap analysis and discovering duplication.

The IMPF has two levels of domains. Level 1 domains are high-level domains that cover all information management activities across Government. Each level 1 domain has one or more level 2 domains which are lower-level domains that define the specific elements of their parent domains.

The level 1 domains of the Policy Framework are shown below. For further detailed information on each domain, including descriptions of and links to existing QGEA artefacts that exist within each domain, please see the links at the bottom of the page below.

IM-1 Information Governance

This domain has a focus on overall policy, planning, architecture and direction for information and information management practices across Government.

IM-2 Knowledge Management

This domain focuses on an integrated approach to managing knowledge across Government. This includes building upon existing knowledge assets, deriving additional value from knowledge assets and making valuable linkages between knowledge assets.

IM-3 Information Asset Management

This domain concerns itself with full life-cycle management of information as an asset and classifying it so it can be found and used across Government.

IM-4 Information Access and Use Management

This domain has a focus on sharing, licensing and use of information so the access and usage controls of information assets are clear and widely understood in order to make all information assets easy to find and utilise as widely as possible.

IM-5 Records Management

This domain concerns itself with ensuring legislative and regulatory record keeping requirements are met, the business need of clear accountability requirements is fulfilled and to meet high community expectations on the proficient and appropriate management of public records.

IM-6 Data Management

This domain has a clear focus focus on the management and maintenance of Government data that underlies our information assets.

IS Information Security

This domain is concerned with the protection of Government information assets from unauthorised use, accidental modification, loss or release to the public.


Last Reviewed: 27 October 2017