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New to the APS

Regardless of how you have joined the APS, there are things you need to know and do in your early days and week with the service.

APS Induction

A 12 month pilot of the new APS Online Induction Portal starts from 31 August 2018. The pilot Portal includes a range of eLearning modules, videos, and guides aimed at improving the induction experience for those new to the APS. We will be seeking feedback and evaluation data from agencies during this pilot phase, in order to improve the resources and experience for new starts.

The centrepiece of the Portal are 12 contemporary, dynamic and interactive eLearning modules. These modules will each take between 15-20 minutes to complete.

To access the Portal, you’ll need a log on and password from your agency’s HR area. If your agency has not yet signed up to be part of this pilot, then get them to email capability [at] apsc.gov.au. When you have a logon and password, click the following link    APS Online Induction Portal



APSLEARN is our new online self-service system to manage your APSC facilitated learning. APSLEARN provides you with the ability to search, register, pay for, and see what programs you have completed. Please click on this link to access APSLEARN and if you are experiencing any issues please refer to our troubleshooting document.

Graduate intakes

The Australian Public Service recruits graduates with a diverse range of skills and qualifications as part of its Graduate Program.

The Graduate Development Program is offered at the APS Centre for Leadership and Learning.

Graduates have access to extracurricular seminars and events coordinated by the APSC.

Other programs for new starters

Once you have settled into your new workplace, take a look at the programs that help to orient you in the APS. The APS Centre for Leadership and Learning has a range of suitable programs particularly APS ethics and values and APS frameworks.

SES orientation

The SES Orientation program is for new-appointed senior executives. The program prepares SES to understand and undertake their new responsibilities.

Last reviewed: 
11 February 2019