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Table 44: Engagements of ongoing employees: agency by major classification group, 2017 and 2018 *

Agency Classification Total
Trainee & Graduate APS EL SES
2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018
Agriculture and Water Resources 73 . 251 164 30 20 2 1 356 185
- Australian Fisheries Management Authority 3 2 5 11 3 1 . . 11 14
- Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority . . 22 41 2 3 . 1 24 45
- Murray Darling Basin Authority 10 7 9 6 7 4 . 1 26 18
Attorney-General's 48 26 93 78 32 12 . 2 173 118
- Administrative Appeals Tribunal 1 . 29 62 2 4 . . 32 66
- Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity . . 1 2 5 5 . . 6 7
- Australian Financial Security Authority . . 25 41 4 1 . . 29 42
- Australian Human Rights Commission . . 8 9 6 6 . . 14 15
- Australian Law Reform Commission . . . 1 . . . . . 1
- Commonwealth Ombudsman . . 26 10 5 7 . . 31 17
- Federal Court Statutory Agency . . 42 38 32 39 1 2 75 79
- National Archives of Australia . . 16 17 3 3 . . 19 20
- Office of the Australian Information Commissioner . . 6 10 1 1 . . 7 11
- Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions . . 33 35 3 1 1 . 37 36
- Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security . . . 1 2 1 . . 2 2
- Office of Parliamentary Counsel . . 9 4 . . . . 9 4
Communications and the Arts 11 15 35 22 7 7 . . 53 44
- Australian Communications and Media Authority . 2 21 26 5 15 . 1 26 44
- Australian National Maritime Museum . . . 2 1 . . . 1 2
- National Film and Sound Archive . . 11 8 3 4 . . 14 12
- National Library of Australia 2 2 14 11 3 2 . . 19 15
- National Museum of Australia . . 20 13 5 2 . . 25 15
- National Portrait Gallery . . 3 6 . . . . 3 6
- Old Parliament House . . 6 5 . 1 . . 6 6
Defence 381 391 722 918 138 142 7 4 1248 1455
- Defence Housing Australia . . 75 50 21 10 . . 96 60
Education and Training 40 31 35 57 7 12 . . 82 100
- Australian Research Council . . 10 10 1 . . . 11 10
- Australian Skills Quality Authority . . 6 43 1 8 . 1 7 52
- Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency . . 9 12 7 3 . . 16 15
Environment and Energy 27 22 77 48 11 15 . . 115 85
- Bureau of Meteorology 14 5 49 46 24 23 4 2 91 76
- Clean Energy Regulator 5 8 38 21 4 3 . 1 47 33
- Climate Change Authority . . . . 1 . . . 1 .
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority . . 12 14 . 5 . . 12 19
Finance 19 18 48 62 5 9 . . 72 89
- Australian Electoral Commission . 5 48 108 4 12 . . 52 125
- Future Fund Management Agency . . 13 16 2 3 . . 15 19
- Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority . . 4 4 2 . . . 6 4
Foreign Affairs and Trade 63 36 63 23 32 28 5 2 163 89
- Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research . . 3 8 2 2 1 . 6 10
- Australian Trade and Investment Commission . . 16 18 17 13 2 3 35 34
Health 46 6 73 297 19 59 2 3 140 365
- Australian Aged Care Quality Agency . . 36 14 2 2 1 . 39 16
- Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care . . 1 1 4 8 . . 5 9
- Australian Digital Health Agency . . . . 2 1 1 . 3 1
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 18 10 10 22 3 14 . . 31 46
- Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency . . 6 3 3 5 . . 9 8
- Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority . . 4 2 5 3 1 1 10 6
- Cancer Australia . . 8 8 2 1 . . 10 9
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand . . 4 5 . . . . 4 5
- National Blood Authority . . 3 2 . . . . 3 2
- National Health and Medical Research Council . . 9 7 2 1 . . 11 8
- National Mental Health Commission . . 3 4 . . . . 3 4
- Organ and Tissue Authority . . . . 1 . . . 1 .
- Professional Services Review . . 2 3 1 1 . . 3 4
Home Affairs 264 205 161 452 23 56 3 15 451 728
- Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission . . 55 50 38 21 1 3 94 74
- AUSTRAC . . 5 35 . 5 . 1 5 41
Human Services 269 315 1523 836 9 32 13 1 1814 1184
Industry, Innovation and Science 47 28 117 219 50 41 2 1 216 289
- National Offshore Petroleum Safety And Environmental Management Authority . . 1 4 1 3 . . 2 7
Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities 27 22 45 29 17 16 1 3 90 70
- Australian Transport Safety Bureau . . 4 18 5 . . . 9 18
- Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency . . 1 1 . 3 . . 1 4
- National Capital Authority . . 8 12 2 1 1 . 11 13
Jobs and Small Business 37 28 78 45 20 7 . 1 135 81
- Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency . . . 2 . . . . . 2
- Australian Building and Construction Commission . . 16 17 5 2 1 . 22 19
- Comcare 3 3 43 18 7 6 1 1 54 28
- Fair Work Commission . . 25 26 5 4 . . 30 30
- Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman 5 . 59 66 4 1 . . 68 67
- Safe Work Australia 5 1 4 3 1 1 . . 10 5
Prime Minister and Cabinet 38 34 90 82 46 26 3 5 177 147
- Aboriginal Hostels Ltd. . . 9 4 . 1 . . 9 5
- AIATSIS . . 1 4 2 1 . . 3 5
- Australian National Audit Office 26 31 11 16 7 9 2 3 46 59
- Australian Public Service Commission 6 6 11 7 4 2 . . 21 15
- Digital Transformation Agency . . 12 20 19 7 . 1 31 28
- Office of National Intelligence . . 7 8 9 18 1 2 17 28
- Torres Strait Regional Authority . . 5 1 2 1 . . 7 2
- Workplace Gender Equality Agency . . . 1 2 1 . . 2 2
Social Services 70 69 37 65 22 37 1 4 130 175
- Australian Institute of Family Studies . . 1 . 2 . . . 3 .
- National Disability Insurance Agency . . 445 723 31 18 3 3 479 744
- NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission . . . 9 . 15 . 2 . 26
Treasury 35 42 62 30 20 10 5 3 122 85
- Australian Bureau of Statistics 45 27 1 66 3 2 1 . 50 95
- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 27 40 78 74 19 23 1 1 125 138
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission 21 20 63 124 70 55 . . 154 199
- Australian Taxation Office 347 5 961 486 73 19 7 8 1388 518
- Office of the Inspector-General of Taxation . . . 2 . . . . . 2
- Productivity Commission 7 5 1 8 1 3 . . 9 16
Veterans' Affairs 14 15 46 43 10 6 . 3 70 67
- Australian War Memorial . . 19 32 2 2 1 . 22 34
Total 2054 1482 6077 6087 1015 977 76 86 9222 8632
                     
Source: APSED                    
* A number of agencies were affected by AAO changes during 2018. Appendixes A2 should be noted when making comparisons between the two years' data.
Last reviewed: 
29 March 2019