l&D Calendars – can you share?

We are reimaging our L&D offerings for 24/25 and seeking L&D Calendars and any support programs that agencies are willing to share. This will help further our research into what training courses are currently trending across the agencies.

If you are willing to share, please send through to LearningandCulture@ausport.gov.au

Many thanks

Interpreting and communicating data for learning panel session

The APS L&D Community of Practice is hosting a panel session on ‘Interpreting and Communicating Data for Learning’, via the APS Academy. The session is on April 17, 1:30 – 2:30 PM AEST via MS Teams.

To register for the event, login to APSLearn: https://apslearn.apsacademy.gov.au/view_facetoface/546

EL2 Cultural Competency Training

The Australian War Memorial is interested to hear what other agencies are implementing or considering to comply with the Common Clause in Enterprise Agreements for First Nations competency training for all EL2 employees. The Memorial has some existing regular face-to-face Cultural Appreciation Training, but we are not sure if this will satisfy the new EL2 requirement.

Many thanks

Phil Nelson

Workforce Development Manager | Human Resources

philip.nelson@awm.gov.au | t 02 6243 4256 | m 0407 473 652

APS Academy April 2024 Promotional Pack

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Study Support Policy review

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) will soon commence a review of our Study Support program/policy. To help inform the review, we would appreciate it if other agencies would be open to sharing their own program/policy documents with us.

The review will broadly focus on:

  • Amount of paid (and unpaid) study leave that can be/is approved
  • Financial reimbursement amount
  • Criteria for assessing applications and the application approval process.


We are more than happy to share the outcome of our review with any agencies who are interested.

Please contact Peita Mamo, acting Director, National Training Unit @ peita.mamo@aec.gov.au


APS Academy March 2024 Promotional Pack

APS Academy March 2024 Promotional Pack.

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APS Academy January 2024 Promotional Pack

Please find attached the promotional offerings of the APS Academy for January 2024. Feel free to share these amongst your Agency and reach out to myself if you have any questions.

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APS Academy – 2024 course offerings and pricing


Thank you for your ongoing support towards building Craft capability across the APS. We appreciate your patience while we have been finalising APS Academy offerings for 2024.

We are excited to let you know, the Academy will be in a position to take course bookings for 2024, from 9am Monday, 4 December. Mixed agency bookings can be made through the usual process via APSLearn and single agency bookings can be made by contacting APSAcademy@apsc.gov.au. We have included details on the single agency booking process for information (please see attached).

The Academy has recently undertaken 3 key pieces of work to ensure the Academy can sustainably address emerging trends across the Service into 2024. These pieces of work included a review of Academy Craft calendar offerings, prioritisation of Academy Craft course offerings, and a review of the Academy’s charging model. The charging review covered all Craft courses, SES leadership and Executive programs, and the Graduate Development Program.

Prior to the Academy’s Craft course calendar being released on 1 December, we would like to provide you with some background and outcomes of this work – which is included below. If you have any questions, or would like more detail, please contact your Academy Relationship Manager.

Academy Course Prioritisation & Offerings

The Academy course prioritisation work was guided by 3 principles – Craft, Practitioner-Led and the Academy’s networked model. The Academy has prioritised all current course offerings with the highest priority being offerings unique to the APS, including (but not limited to) SES Integrity Masterclass, Strengthening Partnerships and Delivering Great Policy. These offerings will be offered on a regular basis with an uncapped level of single agency deliveries. Other offerings will continue to be provided, but on a more limited basis, including for both mixed and single agency deliveries.

Academy Course Pricing

In 2024, the Academy will be making an incremental increase to existing Day Rates for Craft offerings. Academy day rates for 2024 take into account the course prioritisation work undertaken by the Academy with costing based on best practice internal government charging principles under and the Australian Government Charging Framework.

Day rates for Academy Craft courses will be provided as half day, full day, two-day and three-day rates, providing a consistent pricing approach across all Academy Craft offerings. The revised price of Craft courses from 1 January 2024 are below:

Academy Day Rates (1 January – 30 June 2024)

Course duration Face-to-Face Virtual
1/2 Day $700 $700
1 Day $1,225 $1,225
2 Day $2,000 $2,000
3 Day / Specialised courses $2,200 $2,200
Single Agency $8,000 $8,000

The Academy is using a phased approach to introduce an increase in course fee pricing, and the current day rates to be implemented from 1 January 2024 are not the final changes to be applied to current pricing arrangements. Course fees will be reviewed along with Academy engagement data in the first quarter of 2024 to inform the amounts and timing of any additional incremental increase from 2024-25. 

Once again, we thank you for your patience and for your ongoing support for the APS Academy. Please feel free to reach out to our Academy team if you have any questions or wish to discuss how the Academy can support the learning and development needs of your agency.

APS Academy

Learning Experiences and Engagement – APS Academy

(02) 6202 3933 e. apsacademy@apsc.gov.au


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Please find attached the promotional offerings of the APS Academy for December 2023. Feel free to share these amongst your Agency and reach out to myself if you have any questions.


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Request for information in response to Question on Notice (QON) by Friday 10 November 2023

Dear colleagues,

We are seeking information in relation to two matters. The first is to enable us to respond to a QON that has been directed to the APSC but relates to all Commonwealth government agencies about anti-racism training. The second is to support targeted consultation we are undertaking for the APS CALD Strategy. Details below:

  1. Please see the attached Question on Notice from the last Senate Estimate hearing asking ‘what anti-racism education and training currently being within Commonwealth government agencies?’ Please complete the table below of training conducted or provided within your agency and portfolio.
Department and portfolio agency name Anti-racism education or training implemented

(please provide as much detail as possible such as training program, learning outcomes, provider/s, training methods/mode, dates of delivery, numbers of staff completed training etc.)




We require a response to the APSC CALD Strategy inbox, cleared by the relevant SES in your agency, by midday Friday 10 November, 2023.


  1. Please provide the name of your department’s CALD Champion(s) to enable us to seek their views in relation to the CALD Strategy work.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email caldstrategy@apsc.gov.au

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