Regardless of how you how you have joined the APS, there are things you need to know and do in your early days and week with the service.
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 is the following contemporary, dynamic and interactive eLearning modules: Working in the APS, Information Management, Structure of Government and Role of Parliament, Fraud Awareness, Integrity and Values, and Money and Resources. These modules will each take between 15-20 minutes to complete. By the end of 2018, the following additional pilot modules will be included for testing and feedback: WHS, Security, APS Frameworks, Departments and Agencies, Risk, and Diversity.
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
The previous 10 module Online Induction program will still be available till the end of November 2018 by clicking the following link APS Induction program
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.
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. The program can also be tailored for delivery to a single agency, in state capital cities, or regional locations in Australia depending on participant numbers.
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 in its Core Skills suite, particularly APS ethics and values and APS frameworks.
Contact the APSC core skills team via your supervisor about access to Understanding Government; a self-directed course to help you understanding the role of the APS and the processes that underpin the Australian system of government.
The SES Orientation program is for new-appointed senior executives. The program prepares SES to understand and undertake their new responsibilities.