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Ahead of the Game: Blueprint for Reform of Australian Government Administration

Released by the Government on 29 March 2010. The report outlines an agenda to equip the Australian Public Service (APS) and the nation for the challenges of the future. Chair: Terry Moran.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

APS code of conduct

APS employees are required, under the Code of Conduct, to behave at all times in a way which upholds the APS Values. This page provides information about APS Code of Conduct.

Australian Public Service Commission

APS reform

The website provides provide information on the Australian Government administration reform program.

Australian Public Service Commission

APS values

The APS Values provide the real basis and integrating element of the Service, its professionalism, its integrity and its impartial and responsive service to the government of the day. This document details these values.

Australian Public Service Commission


APSjobs incorporates the electronic APS Employment Gazette. It includes APS employment opportunities as well as employment opportunities within the Parliamentary Service. APSjobs is for people already working in the APS, wanting to join the APS, returning to the workforce, looking for a career change, graduating from university or TAFE, still studying and school leavers.

Australian Public Service Commission

Australian Government ICT Entry-level Programs

If you are looking for a challenge, can work as part of a team and have a keen interest in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), then kick start your ICT career as an apprentice, cadet or graduate in the Australian Government!

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission, previously known as the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC), website provides information on a wide variety of Human Rights issues; including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice; Disability Rights; Human Rights; Racial Discrimination and Sex Discrimination. You can also get information about making a complaint; the United Nations; Information for Employers and Information for Students.

Australian Human Rights Commission

Cadetships, scholarships and work experience opportunities

Check out the cadetship, scholarship and work experience opportunities in Australian Government departments and agencies. You may be entitled to get paid while you study!


As the workers' compensation insurer for the Australian Government, provides safety, rehabilitation and compensation services to Australian Government employees (and employees of the ACT Government).



Comcover is the Australian Government's general insurance fund. Comcover provides insurance and risk management services to Australian Government Departments and agencies.

Department of Finance


Parliamentary committees investigate specific matters of policy or government administration or performance.
Links to current Senate, House and Joint Parliamentary Committees.

Parliament of Australia


Provides information about DesignGov, an experimental initiative of the Australian Public Service which is seeking to explore how design thinking may be used to create better solutions and new ways of doing things. Includes a blog and an explanation about design and design thinking.

Department of Industry

Empowering change: Fostering innovation in the Australian Public Service (PDF 837 KB)

This report looks at how to embed innovation in the Australian Public Service (APS). It looks at how agencies, teams, individuals and those external to the public service can play a role in fostering innovation and at what in the current framework needs to change so that the innovative potential of the APS can be realised.

Department of Industry

Ethics Advisory Service

The Ethics Advisory Service is available to all Australian Public Service (APS) employees, including agency heads and SES staff, who wish to discuss and seek advice on ethical issues that occur in the workplace and make sound decisions around these issues.

Australian Public Service Commission

Forms and publications - Comcare

Provides a single access point to the main Comcare forms and publications.


Graduate programs

Check out the graduate opportunities in Australian Government agencies. Australian Government agencies normally advertise graduate employment opportunities between February and June each year. As well as appearing in the electronic APS Employment Gazette, opportunities will be listed on individual agency websites.

In Work and In Play: Building the Canberra Community

Celebrating the role the Australian Public Service (APS) has played in shaping Canberra over the past 100 years. The project explores four themes relating to life in the APS and Canberra: community, at home, workplace and defining moments.

National Capital Authority

Innovation showcase

Shares examples of innovation in the Australian public sector, whether it be innovation in government services or service delivery, processes, how we think about problems, policies or systems. It also includes examples of Government 2.0 approaches.

Department of Industry

Model Codes of Practice

Index of Model Codes of Practice associated with Safe Work Australia.

Safe Work Australia

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)

An independent Australian Government agency established under the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010 and has three functions: freedom of information, privacy and government information policy.

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF)

Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) supersedes the Protective Security Manual (PSM). It provides the appropriate controls for the Australian Government to protect its people, information and assets, at home and overseas.

Attorney-General's Department

Public Sector Innovation blog

A forum to see what has been happening in the world of public sector innovation.

Department of Industry

Public Service Gazette

Published daily by the Australian Public Service Commission. The Gazette includes notices of examination, APS employment opportunities, APS staff movements, promotions and terminations of employment, as well as employment opportunities and staff movements in the Parliamentary Service.

Australian Public Service Commission

Revisions to the Commission's guidance on making public comment and participating online

Helps APS employees understand the issues to take into account when considering making public comment, including online, and helps inform agency policies in this regard.

Australian Public Service Commission

Safe Work Australia

An independent statutory agency with primary responsibility to improve occupational health and safety and workers' compensation arrangements across Australia.

Safe Work Australia


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