Australian Public Service Commission (APSC)

We work to be a valued, credible and trusted partner to the Australian Public Service – promoting high standards of accountability, effectiveness and performance of the APS now and into the future. 

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Stay up to date on the latest developments and areas of focus from the APSC.

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This release of the Australian Public Service (APS) employment data presents a statistical outline of the APS workforce employed under the Public Service Act 1999. It provides key workforce metrics as at 30 June 2023 and trends from 2003.

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The Capability Review program is part of the Government’s enduring plan for APS Reform. Reviews are independent, forward-looking and assess an agency's ability to meet future objectives and challenges.

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The Australian Public Service Commission’s purpose is to strengthen the professionalism of the APS and facilitate continuous improvement in workforce management in the APS.

Current initiatives

The APS Academy is a network hub of learning and development excellence for the APS. Access resources, courses and experience from across the APS to build craft capabilities.

A formal professions model established to increase APS workforce capability for employees in critical areas of the APS.

Connecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with Australian Government Jobs

Information about learning and development in the APS, including the APS Learning and Development Strategy, the APS Learning Board, and the leadership and APS craft capability development available through the APS Academy.

The APSC collects workforce information in a number of different ways to provide a full picture of the APS workforce.

The workforce information we collect is collated and provided back to agencies to enable them to manage their workforce.

The Australian Government is committed to fair and equitable conditions of employment and job security. The Commonwealth will act as a model employer in the APS bargaining process, including through genuine bargaining to improve pay and conditions for APS employees.

Upcoming events

The APSC delivers a range of events that aim to inform and inspire APS employees of all levels. Watch this space for upcoming events.

Latest news

APS bargaining: Q&A with the Chief Negotiator


To make sure you are informed on the APS bargaining package of pay and conditions, the Chief Negotiator, Peter Riordan PSM CF, is running Q&A sessions with APS employees.

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Senator the Hon Katy Gallagher, Minister for Finance, Women and the Public Service, launched the first Australian Public Service (APS) Academy Campus at the University of Newcastle yesterday, welcoming 22 new entry-level data and digital participants.
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