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What does a Public Servant do?

A Public Servant works in a range of roles for a government department or agency. You might be employed in various sectors from defence to health or transport or education. Public Servants may deliver services for the community or administer programs for targeted groups. You might have an administrative role or work at an advisory or policy-making level.

Public Servants should have excellent communication skills and be able to work as part of a larger team. You’ll need to be a good problem solver and call on your analytical skills when required. Public Servants should be organised and be able to manage their time well. It’s important that you can follow correct procedures when carrying out your duties.

Public Servant Courses

There are 5 courses available for people who want to become a Public Servant.

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FAQs

How much does a Public Servant earn?

In Australia, a full time Public Servant generally earns $1,250 per week ($65,000 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Public Servant?

The number of people working in this sector has increased in recent years. There are currently 22,100 people employed in this area and many of them specialise as a Public Servant. Public Servants may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Public Servant?

A Certificate IV in Business (Governance) is a good qualification if you’re interested in a career as a Public Servant. This course will develop your knowledge of business processes and financial management. Depending on your career plans, a Certificate IV in Crime and Justice Studies or a Certificate IV in Library and Information Services may also be appropriate.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within local government. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.