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Table 47: *Engagements of ongoing employees: agency by major classification group, 2017-18 and 2018-19 
Agency Classification Total
Trainee & Graduate APS EL SES
2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019
Agriculture 5 39 199 196 16 28 3 . 223 263
- Australian Fisheries Management Authority 3 2 4 7 1 1 . . 8 10
- Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority . . 26 55 . 16 1 . 27 71
- Murray Darling Basin Authority 8 6 12 2 5 5 . 1 25 14
Attorney-General's 37 31 77 86 25 14 1 3 140 134
- Administrative Appeals Tribunal . . 61 55 2 5 . . 63 60
- Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency . . 2 . . 2 . . 2 2
- Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity . . 2 2 4 2 . . 6 4
- Australian Building and Construction Commission . . 11 19 4 2 . . 15 21
- Australian Financial Security Authority . . 32 33 2 2 . . 34 35
- Australian Human Rights Commission . . 11 7 8 12 . . 19 19
- Australian Law Reform Commission . . . 2 . . . . . 2
- Comcare 3 4 25 17 9 3 . 1 37 25
- Commonwealth Ombudsman . 1 11 30 4 7 . . 15 38
- Fair Work Commission . . 36 28 9 . . . 45 28
- Federal Court Statutory Agency . . 38 37 37 36 2 2 77 75
- National Archives of Australia . . 16 19 4 2 . . 20 21
- Office of the Australian Information Commissioner . . 7 13 1 4 . . 8 17
- Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions . . 14 55 . 2 1 . 15 57
- Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman . . 44 69 2 3 . . 46 72
- Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security . . . 1 1 5 . 1 1 7
- Office of Parliamentary Counsel . . 6 3 . . . . 6 3
- Safe Work Australia 4 6 5 2 . 2 . . 9 10
Communications and the Arts 15 13 31 25 8 8 . 1 54 47
- Australian Communications and Media Authority 2 6 20 26 12 14 . 2 34 48
- Australian National Maritime Museum . . 1 5 . 1 . . 1 6
- National Film and Sound Archive . . 6 11 2 4 . . 8 15
- National Library of Australia 2 1 10 15 2 2 . . 14 18
- National Museum of Australia . . 20 20 2 1 . . 22 21
- National Portrait Gallery . . 4 4 . . . . 4 4
- Old Parliament House . . 5 6 . 1 . . 5 7
Defence 428 248 930 853 157 113 5 9 1520 1223
- Defence Housing Australia . . 50 54 19 6 . . 69 60
Education 36 40 21 119 4 19 . 3 61 181
- Australian Research Council . . 7 14 1 . . . 8 14
- Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency . . 1 19 3 2 . . 4 21
Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business 29 27 77 79 19 12 . 1 125 119
- Australian Skills Quality Authority . . 23 36 3 8 . 1 26 45
Environment and Energy 22 27 63 96 14 26 . 1 99 150
- Bureau of Meteorology 8 7 39 47 26 27 4 1 77 82
- Clean Energy Regulator 8 6 45 19 4 3 1 . 58 28
- Climate Change Authority . . . 2 1 1 . . 1 3
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority . . 6 23 1 6 . . 7 29
Finance 18 30 60 58 4 8 . 1 82 97
- Australian Electoral Commission 5 2 83 74 9 10 . . 97 86
- Future Fund Management Agency . . 14 16 3 3 . 2 17 21
- Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority . . 1 6 2 1 . . 3 7
Foreign Affairs and Trade 65 46 40 23 26 18 2 1 133 88
- Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research . . 3 7 2 1 . . 5 8
- Australian Trade and Investment Commission . . 8 25 7 23 1 5 16 53
Health 9 38 119 297 26 80 2 4 156 419
- Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission . . . 21 . 3 . . . 24
- Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care . . . 1 2 11 . . 2 12
- Australian Digital Health Agency . . . 1 2 3 . . 2 4
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 18 8 8 25 6 12 . . 32 45
- Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency . . 5 4 1 5 . . 6 9
- Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority . . 2 6 3 3 2 . 7 9
- Cancer Australia . . 5 14 2 1 . . 7 15
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand . . 4 6 . 2 . . 4 8
- National Blood Authority . . 3 1 . . . . 3 1
- National Health and Medical Research Council . . 4 16 2 3 . . 6 19
- National Mental Health Commission . . 4 2 . 1 . . 4 3
- Organ and Tissue Authority . . . 1 1 1 . . 1 2
- Professional Services Review . . . 3 2 . . . 2 3
Home Affairs 258 142 260 428 37 53 13 6 568 629
- Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission . 1 49 59 28 24 1 4 78 88
- AUSTRAC . 1 15 42 4 4 . 2 19 49
Industry, Innovation and Science 27 33 149 279 37 59 1 1 214 372
- National Offshore Petroleum Safety And Environmental Management Authority . . 4 . 4 1 . . 8 1
Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development 23 17 34 52 13 20 2 3 72 92
- Australian Transport Safety Bureau . . 16 7 3 . . . 19 7
- Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency . . 1 1 . 4 . . 1 5
- National Capital Authority . . 10 8 1 4 . . 11 12
Prime Minister and Cabinet 35 32 62 91 26 31 2 7 125 161
- Aboriginal Hostels Ltd. . . 2 4 1 1 . 1 3 6
- Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies . . 2 7 1 . . . 3 7
- Australian National Audit Office 27 35 18 13 8 7 2 1 55 56
- Australian Public Service Commission 6 5 9 9 4 2 . . 19 16
- Office of National Intelligence . . 5 15 7 22 3 . 15 37
- Torres Strait Regional Authority . . 4 . . 3 . . 4 3
- Workplace Gender Equality Agency . . . 5 1 2 . . 1 7
Services Australia 317 279 1912 367 15 33 7 6 2251 685
- Digital Transformation Agency . . 22 20 19 6 1 . 42 26
Social Services 75 55 54 132 28 29 3 3 160 219
- Australian Institute of Family Studies . . . . . 1 . . . 1
- National Disability Insurance Agency . . 458 750 30 33 4 1 492 784
- NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission . . . 57 . 41 . 3 . 101
Treasury 42 36 56 31 15 9 3 1 116 77
- Australian Bureau of Statistics 30 49 44 130 3 5 . . 77 184
- Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 40 53 90 84 22 41 1 1 153 179
- Australian Securities and Investments Commission 20 22 79 133 54 69 . . 153 224
- Australian Taxation Office 221 217 321 72 50 10 8 7 600 306
- Office of the Inspector-General of Taxation . . . 2 . . . . . 2
- Productivity Commission 5 13 6 5 2 4 . . 13 22
Veterans' Affairs 15 12 24 101 7 10 1 2 47 125
- Australian War Memorial . . 34 25 3 . 1 . 38 25
Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (NC) . . 19 14 5 . 1 . 25 14
Total 1866 1590 6120 5761 940 1124 79 89 9005 8564

Source: APSED

* A number of agencies were affected by AAO changes during 2018-19. Appendixes 4 and 5 should be noted when making comparisons between the two years' data.

Last reviewed: 
27 September 2019