Our department supports economic growth and job creation for all Australians by fostering productive relationships and collaborating on policy, program and regulation

Our people strategy

Our workforce is rapidly changing and so is the Australian Public Service. How we add public value and how we deliver positive outcomes continues to evolve. See the targeted initiatives under the 3 pillars below to learn how we will support our workforce over the next 2 years. 

Our values

We are collaborative, innovative, respectful and strive for excellence.

Our pillars

Foster an engaged and inclusive workforce

We will continue to build an inclusive organisational culture that celebrates diversity, is based on shared values and purpose and fosters a strong sense of belonging for everyone.

Promote future ways of working

We will ensure our systems, policies and processes reflect the new ways we are working, while ensuring we have the right skills, attributes and capability that we need.

Attract a diverse and high performing workforce

We will ensure that our employees are diverse, high performing and reflect the communities we serve.

Our work in progress

Case study: Our inclusion strategy

Our Inclusion Strategy 2021–2023 is a core initiative under Pillar 1 of our People Strategy.

Case study: Our operational workforce planning

We are promoting future ways of working with systematic workforce planning.

Case study: Our recruitment reform project

We are attracting a diverse and high performing workforce by enhancing our recruitment offering.

Our success measures

  • Maintain and improve our culture and high levels of engagement
  • Lift our workforce and individual capability
  • Increase levels of safety and wellbeing of our staff
  • Become more effective and productive as an organisation


The involvement and engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is deeply important to our department. We acknowledge the important perspective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples bring to our work. We celebrate the role they play as key partners in achieving our outcomes.