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What we expect

What we expect of our employees.

AGD performance expectations

Our performance expectations explain the criteria for job suitability and performance for our people. They encourage consistent performance and help us achieve our goals.

Security clearance

Our employees must hold a security clearance. Arrangements for you to obtain a clearance will occur before your start date.

You must disclose your personal information to obtain and maintain your clearance.


All new APS employees must complete a period of probation. The timeframe will depend on how long you are employed.

Employee conduct

The Case Management Unit provides advice and assistance about employee conduct within the department. To contact the Case Management Unit:

Code of conduct breaches

Under the Public Service Act 1999 (the Act), our Section 15(3) procedures help to determine breaches of the Australian Public Service (APS) Code of Conduct. They also set out possible sanctions that may apply to an APS employee in the Attorney-General’s Department, or a former employee during the time of the suspected misconduct. 
These procedures are publicly available on our website, which is required by section 15(7) of the Act.

Read the Procedures for determining breaches of the Code of Conduct and for determining sanctions.

Get more information

Call our HR Assist team on 02 6141 6111 (option 2) between 8.30am and 5.00pm AET, or email us.