26 September 2023

APSC a winner in Budget generosity

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The Australian Public Service Commission has published a comment on the 2022-23 Budget setting out the projects and programs it intends for the year ahead and which have been budgeted for.

In its comment, APSC says it is creating new APS training and employment opportunities in data and digital roles to support the nation’s prosperity and growth and enhance APS employment opportunities in its regions.

“Under the Supporting Regionalisation Package, we are establishing four APS Academy – external site Campuses alongside universities in regional areas and outside of Canberra,” the Commission says.

“The Government is investing $18.6 million over three years to make sure that the APS has the capability it needs to serve the Australian people.’”

The APSC said the Budget included $15.2 million over 7 years to establish the APS Hubs in regional Australia.

“These multi-agency Hubs will enhance employment opportunities in the regions, and will support regional economic growth,” the Commission said.

“Students and graduates will be able to undertake paid data and digital apprenticeships, traineeships, internships and graduate placements with the Australian Public Service – using their skills to make a difference for Australia and the communities we serve.”

It said the Budget also ensures that the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Unit, operating from within the APSC, continues.

“This important work will enable the APSC to continue to build the mental health and suicide prevention capability of APS staff,” it said.

“The APSC is also looking beyond Australia to strengthen partnerships with our international partners.

“We will continue building relationships and sharing public sector knowledge with India’s Public Service.”

The APSC said its liaison with India would provide stronger, more sustainable economic growth and more secure and diversified supply chains to both countries with an allocation of $6.1m over 4 years.

Further information is available from the Budget website which can be accessed at this PS News link.

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