10 September 2021

Commission recruiting staff for new APS Academy

| Ian Bushnell
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Old Parliament House, MOAD Photo: Michelle Kroll Region Media

Old Parliament House is the home of the new APS Academy. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

Recruitment for the Australian Public Service’s new learning and development arm, the APS Academy, is underway with multiple positions advertised.

The Australian Public Service Commission launched the new training outfit in July touting it as a new approach to APS-wide learning and development.

Based in offices at Old Parliament House, the academy is described as a networked learning hub that will host and conduct courses online and, where necessary, face-to-face in Canberra.

While meant to be the APS’s primary training vehicle, it will partner with and work alongside existing APS centres of excellence and other educational institutions such as the ANU.

The APSC is seeking to cover multiple leadership, course design and implementation, quality assurance, digital and data analysis and marketing roles in the new academy.

The role descriptions offer an insight into the formation of the academy which is headed up by Grant Lovelock.

The leadership team will comprise executive level 1 and 2 director and assistant director roles requiring a deep understanding of learning and development models and challenges.

There are two EL2 director roles – craft development and frameworks, to support the design of high quality learning solutions and ensure the quality and consistency of courses; and social learning and programs to develop and implement innovative courses, including a mix of face-to face and virtual formats.

Three EL1 assistant director positions cover digital solutions, operations, and social learning and programs.

The digital solutions position will lead work to research, plan, procure and implement new or upgraded IT infrastructure and services, as well as coordinate and service digital content.

The operations role covers strategic planning and management of course and event delivery, and looking after client needs.

The social learning and programs position will lead the design, development and delivery of innovative courses.

They will lead a mix of APS4, 5 and 6 positions in support and operational roles across governance, course development and content, quality assurance, learning methods and tools, data analysis, marketing and communications, course evaluation, and IT support.

The APSC intends to have a mix of ongoing and non-ongoing positions and will establish a merit pool to fill future vacancies.

While the academy is Canberra-based the APSC will consider remote working arrangements.

Next year it will establish a learning marketplace listing the best product and service offerings to reduce duplication and the cost of training across the service.

To learn more visit the APS Jobs website.

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Peter Graves10:51 am 12 Sep 21

That link refers to the APSC, but does not contain any advertisements for the APS Academy. Much less the multiple APS staff levels you have outlined in this extremely relevant article.

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