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The APS classification that aligns to your ADF rank

The Australian Public Service (APS) offers a variety of careers allowing you to draw upon your military experience and skills.

Use the ADF rank–APS classification matcher below to determine the APS classification that could best match your rank.

ADF rank–Classification matcher

First choose your service, then rank. You can then search the APSjobs website for positions that match your criteria.

This tool is intended as a guide only. You should also consider your non-military and/or specialist skills and experience. If there is a job advertised outside of the classifications recommended for your equivalent rank, consider your overall experience and if you feel you meet the criteria submit your application.

Navy

Senior Officers

Admiral | Vice Admiral | Rear Admiral | Commodore | Captain

Junior and Field Rank Officers

Commander | Lieutenant-Commander | Lieutenant | Sub-Lieutenant/Acting Sub-Lieutenant

Senior Non-Commissioned Officers/Warrant Officers

Warrant Officer/Midshipman/Chief Petty Officer | Petty Officer

Other Ranks

Leading Seaman | Able Seaman/Seaman

Army

Senior Officers

General | Lieutenant General | Major General | Brigadier | Colonel

Junior and Field Rank Officers

Lieutenant Colonel | Major | Captain | Lieutenant/2nd Lieutenant

Senior Non-Commissioned Officers/Warrant Officers

Warrant Officer 1/Officer Cadet/Warrant Officer 2 | Staff Sergeant/Sergeant

Other Ranks

Corporal | Lance Corporal/Private

Air Force

Senior Officers

Air Chief Marshal | Air Marshal | Air Vice Marshal | Air Commodore | Group Captain

Junior and Field Rank Officers

Wing Commander | Squadron Leader | Flight Lieutenant | Flying Officer/Pilot Officer

Senior Non-Commissioned Officers/Warrant Officers

Warrant Officer 1/Officer Cadet/Flight Sergeant | Sergeant

Other Ranks

Corporal | Leading Airman/Aircraftsman

APS 1

APS 1 is the closest equivalent grade to your rank
The APS 1 work level standards provide a guide to the responsibilities and duties of this classification level

APS 2

APS 2 is the closest equivalent grade to your rank
The APS 2 work level standards provide a guide to the responsibilities and duties of this classification level

APS 3

APS 3 is the closest equivalent grade to your rank
The APS 3 work level standards provide a guide to the responsibilities and duties of this classification level

APS 4

APS 4 is the closest equivalent grade to your rank
The APS 4 work level standards provide a guide to the responsibilities and duties of this classification level

APS 5

APS 5 is the closest equivalent grade to your rank
The APS 5 work level standards provide a guide to the responsibilities and duties of this classification level

APS 6

APS 6 is the closest equivalent grade to your rank
The APS 6 work level standards provide a guide to the responsibilities and duties of this classification level

Executive Level 1

Executive Level 1 is the closest equivalent grade to your rank
The Executive Level 1 work level standards provide a guide to the responsibilities and duties of this classification level

Executive Level 2

Executive Level 2 is the closest equivalent grade to your rank
The Executive Level 2 work level standards provide a guide to the responsibilities and duties of this classification level

SES Band 1

SES Band 1 is the closest equivalent grade to your rank
The SES Band 1 work level standards provide a guide to the responsibilities and duties of this classification level

SES Band 2

SES Band 2 is the closest equivalent grade to your rank
The SES Band 2 work level standards provide a guide to the responsibilities and duties of this classification level

SES Band 3

SES Band 3 is the closest equivalent grade to your rank
The SES Band 3 work level standards provide a guide to the responsibilities and duties of this classification level

Secretary

Secretary is the closest equivalent grade to your rank

The level of skills and experience gained at a particular ADF rank can be aligned to work value for a given APS classification.

Key
APS – Australian Public Service
EL – Executive Level
SES – Senior Executive Service