Career Development Programs

excELerate Program

excELerate is a career development program that supports the progression of high-performing Indigenous APS employees at the APS 5/6 levels into senior roles. It boosts critical capabilities, experience, behaviours and personal attributes for advancement to Executive Level positions. The excELerate program will be piloted initially with a small contingent of APS agencies and is intended to commence its first cohort in 2018

If you would like to know more about the Australian Public Service Commission's excELerate program, please contact the Indigenous Capability Team on 1300 656 009 or

Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Scholarship

The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Scholarship is open to Executive Level employees to study for a PhD full time at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, on a topic of national significance.

For more information, see the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Scholarships page on the Australian Public Service Commission’s website or visit If you have any further queries regarding the program, send an email to: