Australian Public Service Commission

The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) is a central agency within the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio.
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The Australian Public Service Commission is a non-corporate Commonwealth entity within the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio.

Our Statutory responsibilities are detailed in the Public Service Act 1999 and include to:

  • Develop, promote, review and evaluate APS employment policies and practices
  • Facilitate continuous improvement in people management throughout the APS
  • Contribute to learning and development and career management
  • Contribute to and foster leadership in the APS
  • Provide advice and assistance on public service matters to entities
  • Promote high standards of integrity and conduct in the APS

The APSC also provides resources to support the Merit Protection Commissioner.

We operate under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

We employ around 200 staff, and have offices in Canberra and Sydney.


  • Classification and Work Level Standards
  • Management Essentials
  • The Legislative Framework for the APS
  • Recruitment and Movement in the APS
  • Advancing Professional Development Through Planned Mobility
  • Employee Performance
  • Separation
  • Senior Executive Service (SES)
  • Integrity in the APS
  • Employee Engagement
  • Disability
  • Indigenous Employment
  • Gender Equality
Also known as:
  • APSC