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'Agency Head'

The Secretary or head of an APS agency as defined under the Public Service Act 1999.


Australian Public Service.

'APS agency'

An agency that employs employees under the Public Service Act 1999.


The Australian Public Service Commission.


Average Annualised Wage Increase.


Australian Workplace Agreement.


A grouping of duties across numerous classifications.


An approved classification level as set out in the Australian Public Service Classification Rules 2000.

'Collective arrangement'

An enterprise agreement or a determination under the employing legislation applying to more than one employee.


The Australian Public Service Commissioner as defined under the Public Service Act 1999.

'Common law arrangement


A written contract between an APS agency and an employee/s of that agency.


The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.


A determination made under relevant employing legislation.

'Enterprise agreement'

An enterprise agreement made under the Fair Work Act.

'Fair Work Act'

The Fair Work Act 2009.

'Fair Work Regulations'

The Fair Work Regulations 2009.


The Department of Finance and Deregulation.


Nominal Expiry Date.

'Public Service Act'

The Public Service Act 1999.


Redeployment, reduction and retrenchment.


Senior Executive Service.

'Workplace arrangement'

Enterprise agreements, other workplace agreements, common law arrangements, determinations issued under the employing legislation and workplace policies and practices.

Last reviewed: 
29 March 2018