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. 

The Latest

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

Maternity Leave act review

On 10 December 2021, the Australian Public Service Commissioner, Mr Peter Woolcott AO, announced that the Australian Public Service Commission is undertaking a review of the Maternity Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1973 (ML Act). 

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.

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

Photo of David Thodey

David Thodey AO is well known in public service circles for the independent review of the APS he embarked on at the request of then-Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The review produced an ambitious range of recommendations, including one that became the starting point for the APS HR Professional Stream. We were fortunate to sit down with David to get his views on the progress of the HR Professional stream to date, and his thoughts on the biggest challenges for the APS of the future.
APS HR Professional News