What is an APS 3 employee?

What is an APS 3 employee?

Employees at APS 3 level generally work under the supervision of a more senior employee. They perform a broad range of job functions or roles and work may include routine operational or administrative tasks, the preparation of straightforward correspondence, or the provision of statistical data.

What is an Australian public service employee?

Public servants in the Australian Public Service (APS) work in a wide range of areas such as community and social services, defence, economic management, education, employment, foreign affairs, health, housing, industrial relations and transport.

What is APS employee?

APS employee means an employee employed under the Public Service Act.

How much does an APS 3 get paid?


APS level From 26 December 2020 From 24 June 2022
APS 3-2 $61,819 $64,318
APS 3-3 $63,534 $66,102
APS 3-4 $65,124 $67,756
APS 4-1 $66,970 $69,677

What are the different APS levels?

APS Job Classifications APS classifications are APS Level 1 to 6, Executive Level 1 and 2, and Senior Executive Service Band 1, 2 and 3.

Who is classified as a public servant?

State government public servants are government employees who work in any of the departments of a state or territory government.

What is classed as public services?

Public services are those – such as health and education – considered so essential they are made available to all citizens, regardless of income. For much of the UK’s recent history they have been provided by the state: paid for by general taxation and run on behalf of the country by the government.

How many APS levels are there?

What are the different levels of APS in Australia?

APS classifications are APS Level 1 to 6, Executive Level 1 and 2, and Senior Executive Service Band 1, 2 and 3. For information about the expected capabilities and behaviours required at each level, see the work level standards on the Australian Public Service Commission website.

Are there seniority levels in the Australian Public Service?

The example levels above correlate to the levels of seniority in the Australian Public Service (APS), but you will see similar levels and classifications in all Governments in Australia. For example, the levels for the Victorian Public Service look like this:

What should an APS Level 3 employee do?

An APS Level 3 employee would generally be required to undertake straightforward tasks although some tasks may have an element of complexity. They work under general direction against established priorities and procedures while exercising some autonomy about how work tasks are performed.

How many people work in the Australian Public Service?

At June 2013, there were 167,257 APS employees, down from 168,580 APS employees in June 2012. The 2013 figure included 152,230 ongoing (or permanent) employees, and 15,027 non-ongoing (or contract) employees. Staffing in Australian Public Service agencies accounts for around half of total employment in Australian Government administration.