Looking for a job in the Australian Public Service (APS)? Go to Applying for jobs in the APS.
Information for APS employees looking to change jobs is at Changing jobs in the APS.
The following information is for APS managers and HR practitioners about the recruitment and movement of APS employees.
Under the Public Service Act 1999 (the Act), APS agency heads have responsibility for employment decisions, including recruitment and selection decisions, in their agency.
These decisions must comply with the Act, the Public Service Regulations 1999 and the Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2016. For information on the relevant legislation, go to:
Essential information on Recruitment, Non-ongoing (temporary) employment and Terminating employment can be found at:
Additional resources in relation to recruitment and selection in the APS, and the movement of staff, can be found at:
- APS agency heads and APS statutory office holders
- APS redeployment policy
- Assignment of duties within an APS agency
- Cancellation of employment decisions
- Changing jobs in the APS
- Citizenship in the APS
- Classification and work level standards
- Conditions of engagement
- Engagement of people who have received a redundancy benefit
- Machinery of Government (MoG) changes
- Managing the size of the Australian Public Service
- Merit Lists - Creating, using and sharing merit lists
- Merit in recruitment
- Merit and transparency policy for agency heads and statutory office holders
- Movement between APS agencies
- Public Service Gazette requirements
- Disability employment - Affirmative measure
- Disability employment - RecruitAbility
- Indigenous employment - Affirmative measure and identified positions
Other movements - Parliamentary Service, ACT Public Service, elections
- Employment of ACT Public Service employees as APS employees
- Movement between the Parliamentary Service and the APS
- Standing for an elected office