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APS Centre for Leadership and Learning

The APS Centre for Leadership and Learning has been established to ensure that the Australian Public Service has a contemporary, systematic approach to learning and development, leadership development, and talent management, built around APS needs. The work of the Centre provides confidence that there is:

  • consistent, quality and cost effective development of the core skills of Australian public servants
  • contemporary leadership development practice leading to highly capable leaders
  • talent management practices that support succession management for critical roles in the APS.

The Centre's work is performed on behalf of the Secretaries Board, that sets the overall direction for the APS.

Getting involved

The Centre's work is underpinned by communication, collaboration and consultation with stakeholders across the APS.  

The Centre facilitates a number of APS practitioner groups which come together to contribute to learning programs, explore issues and share experiences.

The Core Skills Reference Group brings together APS learning and development practitioners to workshop solutions for the core skills development priorities. This group meets once a month in Canberra and via teleconference. To join the group, email the core skills team.

The Talent Management Working Group meets monthly in Canberra and via teleconference to discuss approaches, work through issues and share agency talent management experiences. To join the group, email the talentmanagement [at] apsc.gov.au (talent management team).

The Centre has a number of dedicated contact points. See the contacts page.