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Working effectively at APS 5 level

Suitable for: APS 4-5

Duration: 1-day workshop
Venue: APS Learning Centre, Canberra
Price: $675.00 (excl. GST)
Registration: Visit APS Learn for scheduled dates and to enrol for this program
Contact:Coreskillsdevelopment [at] apsc.gov.au

Program overview

This program will assist you to understand the work level standards, capability requirements and behavioural expectations at the APS 5 level. The program focuses on the work level expectations and capability requirements at the APS 5 level detailed in the APS Work Level Standards (WLS) and the APS Integrated Leadership System (ILS). To clarify the step-up in expectations, the program compares the APS 5 work levels and capability requirements to the APS 4 level.

Participant benefits

On completion of this program you will have:

  • A detailed understanding of what it takes to be  an APS 5 in the APS, including the required “step-ups” from APS 4.
  • Familiarity with the WLS and how to  differentiate work at APS 4 and APS 5 levels.
  • A strong knowledge of the ILS and its use in  career development.
  • An  action plan to address some of the issues raised and to develop greater  understanding and capability to undertake the APS 5 role.


  • One-day workshop.