Australian Public Service Commission
About the organisation
Information about the APSC and the roles and responsibilities it has
The Commission offers a range of services and advice to the Australian Public Service
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash is the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
Australian Public Service Commissioner
The Hon. John Lloyd PSM was appointed Australian Public Service Commissioner in December 2014
Deputy Australian Public Service Commissioner
Stephanie Foster was appointed as the Deputy Australian Public Service Commissioner in October 2013
First Assistant Commissioner
Office of the Merit Protection Commissioner
Independent review of employment decisions, Conduct inquiries and staff selection
A catalogue of Parliamentary reports submitted by the APSC
Working at APSC
Information about applying for jobs at the Commission
Freedom of information
Information about the application of the Freedom of Information Act within the Commission
The Australian Government recognises that good public sector governance is critical in enabling a developing country to address its development challenges & reduce poverty
Contact information for the Australian Public Service Commission.
Applying for jobs in the APS
The APS has careers to suit just about anyone at all stages of life.
Australian Public Service induction
The APS Induction program consists of 10 modules covering core knowledge that is essential for working in the APS
Changing jobs in the APS
Information for APS employees who are looking for information on moving to another job in the APS
Conditions of engagement
Information and guidance about striving for high performance.
Integrity in the APS
Find out about the APS Code of Conduct, Values and Employment Principles. Also find a link to the Ethics Advisory Service.
Integrity: your questions answered
If you have a question about the APS Values or the Code of Conduct, let us know.
Integrated Leadership System (ILS)
The ILS provides capability development guidance for individuals and agencies in the form of descriptions and behaviours for all levels in the APS
Looking to leave the APS? Find out what you need to know
The legislative framework for the APS
Sets out the legislative framework for employment in the Australian Public Service
Making public comment
Classification and work level standards
Jobs in the APS have a classification level based on work level standards.
Recruitment and movement in the APS
Information for APS managers and HR Professionals looking to fill vacant positions in the APS.
Advancing professional development through planned mobility
Planning the temporary movement of employees to build capability and develop a more experienced and engaged workforce
Senior Executive Service (SES)
Information for and about SES employees and their specific requirements as employees in APS agencies
Guidance on employee productivity and attendance within the APS
The APS is committed to employing people with disability and creating inclusive work environments that reflect the diversity of the Australian community.
The Australian Public Service Commission supports the recruitment, development and career progression of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the APS
The APS Gender Equality Strategy sets out actions for driving high performance and boosting productivity. It is a strategy for harnessing the best talent, changing cultures, and challenging assumptions that hold us back.
The APS needs the most innovative workplaces and the most skilled workforce to keep step with the broader economy and meet the challenges of the future.
Commissioner's Directions 2016
The Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2016 support APS agencies in managing recruitment activity and streamlining the APS employment framework.
The SOSR Exchange breaks down SOSR into bite-size pieces and invites others to join us in thinking about the data
Information about Commonwealth public sector workplace bargaining and associated information
Capability Review Program
In 2011, the Australian government commenced a program of periodic external reviews of organisational capability for each department and three major agencies
Learning and development
Discover how we develop people in the APS.
Access advice and tools to support talent management.
Explore the approach to leadership development in the APS.
Core skills development
Find the support and resources to build core skills.
APS data literacy
APS Centre for Leadership and Learning
Understand the role of the Centre and what it offers.
National learning and development calendars
View learning and development programs in one place.
Find and register for a program
Plan for and book development programs for you or your team
See the range of senior executive development opportunities.
New to the APS
Find out what is available as you start in the APS.
Learning and Development Panel
Learning and Development Contacts
Need advice? We're here to help.
Networks and events
There's always something happening at the Commission! Find out what's coming up near you
Browse and read APSC publications online
Circulars and advices
The Commission often releases circulars and advices with new information for APS employees
Read the speaking notes and speeches given by the Executive of the APSC
Media releases and statements
View the media releases given by the Commission
View media releases about the Commission
Browse and read a collection of archived APSC publications
Have a look at selected documents, brochures and flyers that are available for you to download and print
Check to see if there are any remaining hard copies of publications available for you to order
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Employee performance: getting the best out of everyone
Employee engagement: helping managers create engaged and productive teams