Summary of conditions of service for ARPC staff


  • Competitive salary arrangements
  • Superannuation contribution of 15.4%, effective as of 1 Jan 2012
  • Broadbanding available between ARPC 1-4 and ARPC 5-6 levels based on performance appraisal outcomes and work availability
  • Access to flexible remuneration packaging


  • 20 days annual leave per year accrued monthly for ongoing employees
  • Options to cash out leave or purchase additional leave
  • Generous Christmas close down period from lunchtime on Christmas Eve
  • 15 days personal/carers leave per year for ongoing employees
  • 16 weeks paid maternity leave provisions
  • 16 weeks paid adoption leave
  • 10 days paid parental leave during or immediately after the birth of the child
  • 5 days paid foster care leave
  • Defence Reserve and community service leave is available
  • Broad miscellaneous leave category to enhance flexibility


  • Higher duty allowance
  • Travel allowance
  • First aid allowance
  • Motor vehicle allowance
  • Five and ten year service reward

Health, wellbeing and work life balance

  • $600 per annum lifestyle contribution (for non-SES staff)
  • Access to a free, confidential counselling service (employee assistance program)

Professional development

  • Established performance management system and career development system
  • Generous study assistance arrangements for part time study
  • Access to an extensive range of Treasury and external training courses