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Working effectively at EL 1 level

Suitable for: APS 6 - EL 1

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

Executive level positions bring new and demanding leadership and management challenges. This program describes the broad role requirements of EL 1s through the Work Level Standards (WLS) and deepens your understanding of the capabilities and behaviours identified in the Integrated Leadership System (ILS) critical to high performance at the EL 1 level. Learn how to confidently and appropriately respond to the challenge of higher expectations and more complex responsibilities.

Participant benefits

Through the pre-course work and the one-day program, participants will have achieved:

  • A detailed understanding of what it takes to be an EL 1 in the APS, including the required “step-ups” from APS 6.
  • Familiarity with the WLS and how they help differentiate work expectations at APS 6 and EL 1 levels.
  • A strong knowledge of the ILS and its use in career development, performance management and understanding behavioural expectations.
  • An action plan to address some of the issues raised and to develop greater understanding and capability to undertake the EL 1 role.


  • One-day workshop.