The Professional Executive Assistant - November

Executive assistants are an essential part of the APS workforce. As the face of the executive team and the first point of contact for internal and external clients, executive assistants provide a critical support role for senior management and are fundamental to ensuring that the wheels of government run smoothly. Ensuring that the EA/SES partnership is efficient and effective improves overall productivity of the work unit.

This program will provide you with a solid understanding of the APS environment, knowledge of how to maximise your organisational and interpersonal skills as well as helping to hone your technical skills. You will be provided with a suite of additional tools to achieve your full professional potential.

Through an interactive format, you will 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. A range of approaches will be used, including personal self-awareness tools, presentations from an experienced senior executive assistant, group work activities and presentations.


Pre-work activities to be completed prior to attending the course.

Delivery of online-facilitated sessions use a virtual classroom tool (e.g. Zoom, Adobe Connect, WebEx or Pexip). Agencies have access to different virtual classroom tools. Prior to enrolling on a course, it is suggested that you check if you have any restrictions using the tools. If you would like to complete the course, but cannot access the virtual classroom tool on your work device or network, we recommend you use a personal device such as a laptop or computer with a strong network to support you at home or other offsite location. For more information, please refer to our terms and conditions.


This offering is facilitated by a third party selected by the APS Academy. The facilitator will have considerable subject matter expertise through the practice and academia.

Two sessions. 3 hours each.
Event type
Australia wide
$675 per attendee
18 seats