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Professionalising the APS Workforce

During the year, the Commission consulted agencies and learned from the experiences of other jurisdictions to develop a Professions Framework. The framework is expected to be endorsed early in 2020-21. It will guide the development and activities of new professional streams. The key focus is on building capability and promoting career pathways (including mobility) of employees working in disciplines where there are identified critical capability gaps at the APS-wide level.

  • The Australian Public Service Commissioner is the Head of Professions
  • The Human Resources Professional Stream commenced in October 2019, led by Ms Jacqui Curtis, COO of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
  • The Digital Professional Stream commenced in April 2020, led by Randall Brugeaud, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA)
  • The Commission worked closely with the ATO and the DTA to develop commencement strategies for both professional streams.

The Commission also worked with the Australian Bureau of Statistics to prepare for the commencement of the forthcoming Data Professional Stream.