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The 'As One' strategy

As One: working together to transform the APS workforce

As One - Australian Public Service (APS) Disability Employment strategy

As One – Australian Public Service (APS) Disability Employment Strategy is the APS' response to the National Disability Strategy (NDS) launched in 2011.

As One aims to strengthen the APS to be a progressive and sustainable employer of people with disability. It also aims to improve the experience of people with disability in the APS. As One is being implemented over a two year period from 2012–2014, and has been designed around four themes:

  • Fostering inclusive cultures
  • Increasing agency demand for candidates with disability
  • Improving recruitment processes to enable more candidates with disability to enter the APS
  • Improving leadership across the APS.

The Strategy includes a supplement,  A Guide to Effective Influencing. This guide is aimed mainly at human resources practitioners and offers a comprehensive approach to influencing key decision-makers.

The As One publication is available online in HTML and other common formats from the Publications and media section of this website:

Go to the Publications and media section

Alternative versions of publication

If you require an alternative version of the As One publication, such as a hard copy printed version or a braille edition, please email

Progress on As One initiatives

The commission will regularly update this website with details on the progress of the As One initiatives.

Find out about progress on the As One initiatives

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