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Recruitment and movement

Looking for a job in the Australian Public Service (APS)? Go to Applying for jobs in the APS.

Information for APS employees looking to change jobs is at Changing jobs in the APS.

The following information is for APS managers and HR practitioners about the recruitment and movement of APS employees.

Relevant legislation

Under the Public Service Act 1999 (the Act), APS agency heads have responsibility for employment decisions, including recruitment and selection decisions, in their agency.

These decisions must comply with the Act, the Public Service Regulations 1999 and the Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2016. For information on the relevant legislation, go to:

Relevant information

Essential information on Recruitment, Non-ongoing (temporary) employment and Terminating employment can be found at:

Additional resources in relation to recruitment and selection in the APS, and the movement of staff, can be found at:

Diversity recruitment

Other movements - Parliamentary Service, ACT Public Service, elections

Senior Executive Service (SES)

Last reviewed: 
10 July 2019