Executive Level (EL) classifications have been developed to provide a consistent platform for classifying jobs. They accommodate the diversity of roles across the APS and are structured to clearly differentiate between the work expected (i.e. responsibilities and duties) at each classification level.
The following Work Level Standards (WLS) have been developed as a basis for determining classification of Senior Executive Service (SES) roles within the Australian Public Service (APS).
The APS classification review has been undertaken in response to Recommendation 6.1 of Ahead of the Game: Blueprint for the Reform of Australian Government Administration (the Blueprint) which required a review of existing non-SES APS classification arrangements and work level standards to ensure that they continue to meet the needs of APS agencies and employees.
Role evaluation is the method of determining the relative work value of a job (role) through assessing the nature, impact and accountabilities of the role. Evidence to support this assessment should be gathered and considered in a structured and systematic way
The ILS provides capability development guidance for individuals and agencies in the form of descriptions and behaviours for all levels in the APS. It contains practical tools for individuals and agencies to chart leadership development.