Your APS Career
A high-performing and future-ready APS workforce is vital to deliver the best outcomes for the Australian government and community. Drive your success by becoming aware of the learning and development opportunities available to you.
Tools and templates
These 'bite sized brain hacks' offer coaching in improving how you learn. This episode includes 3 strategies you can apply to fall in love with learning and build your curiosity.
Use this downloadable development planning template to identify the learning experiences you’ll use to develop your skills and knowledge.
This chart highlights continuous learning experiences that are the most available to APS people. It plots the frequency and distance from work for each experience.
Reflection is important for self-development and improvement. This downloadable template supports you to create and build reflection skills.
This series covers tools to respond to challenges, stresses, conflict and more at work. This episode explores the basics of Action Learning for digital courses and coaching.
These principles will develop a continuous learning culture to support APS people, managers and leaders to take up their responsibility for learning.
This video explains the rights of APS and Parliamentary Service employees in relation to performance management decisions, and how to apply to have one reviewed by the employing Agency or the Merit Protection Commissioner.
This video explains the rights of APS and Parliamentary Service employees in relation to promotion decisions, and how to apply to the Merit Protection Commissioner for review of a promotion decision.
This video explains the rights of APS and Parliamentary Service employees under the Review of actions scheme, and how to apply for review of a workplace decision by the employing Agency or the Merit Protection Commissioner.
This podcast episode highlights changes, developments and insights across the Learning and Development profession. Although aimed at L&D practitioners, it also offers insights and ideas for individual learning.
APS Academy Courses
Interactive course on editing and proofing written text. It includes writing skills, editing and proofing methods. You will be able to enhance documents for correctness and clarity.
All workplaces use communication and our overall job effectiveness is strongly influenced by how well we communicate. Learn how to present information clearly, concisely and in a compelling manner.
APS employees who produce routine correspondence, such as emails and letters. Suitable for improving ability to logically sequence information, use appropriate styles and readability.
This course is designed for those who produce documents involving analysis or evidence-based argument. It is suitable for all APS and executive levels who need to improve their analytical writing.
Participants learn how to produce documents which are accurate, clear and consistent with Government style requirements.
This course assists those on selection committees to conduct effective selection processes. Examine relevant legislation and principles guiding staff selection and retentionto get the best candidate.
This interactive course provides a foundation for writing clear and meaningful documents. Explore and review standard grammar, punctuation and spelling rules to build skills and confidence in writing.
The APS job application process. Practical exercises help participants write applications and perform well in selection activities and interviews.
This program steps through the job application process at the EL1 level. Learn to write to selection criteria at the executive level and the legislative basis of merit-based selections.
Understand the purpose of meetings and taking minutes. Learn the duties and responsibilities of a minute taker. Discover good minute-taking techniques and explore different styles.
This course covers the processes for writing reports that adhere to the Commonwealth writing style. Learn to produce documents that have scope, effective research, are organised and interpret information well.
Learn about the business context of the APS as well as develop skills and share high-value work practices required to effectively provide professional executive assistance.
Understand the work level standards, capability requirements and behavioural expectations at the APS 5 level detailed in the APS Work Level Standards and the APS Integrated Leadership System.
Understand the capability requirements and behavioural expectations at of APS 6 level. Gain clarity of the APS Work Level Standards and the APS Integrated Leadership System.
Understand the critical role requirements of EL 1s through the APS Work Level Standards and capabilities and behaviours identified in the APS Integrated Leadership System.
Understand the broad role requirements of EL 2s through the APS Work Level Standards and deepen your understanding of the capabilities and behaviours required.
Emails are written more than any other document. It is important to know when an email is the most appropriate form of communication, and how to maximise effectiveness when emailing.
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