SES Orientation

Last updated: 02 Mar 2018

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Suitable for: Currently transitioning to SES Band 1 roles, with less than 12 months experience (including acting) at this level

Duration: 4.5 days spanning 4 months
Venue: Canberra. Venue information will be provided on confirmation of registration.
Price: $4,000.00 (excl. GST)
Dates: Program dates can be found on the calendar page
Registration: APS Learn
Contact: or (02) 6202 3765

Program overview

SES Orientation is a four-month program providing new SES-level employees with the skills and knowledge required to transition to the role. Participants for this program are people currently transitioning to APS SES Band 1 roles, with less than 12 months experience performing duties (including acting) at this level.

The SES Orientation program is the first step in building the foundation for senior leadership in the APS. This includes ensuring new recruits understand Australian Government processes, standards and principles in order to survive and thrive as a senior executive.  This program is complementary to agency-specific orientation and other programs, allowing for greater networking opportunities for new SES.

Participant benefits

  • Develop ability to meet priority management accountabilities for commencement at the SES Band 1 level
  • Develop priority leadership and stewardship practices for commencement at the SES Band 1 level


  • Two facilitated workshops
    • module 1: Three days
    • module 2: One day
    • two networking activities: Two afternoon sessions.
  • Development planning.