Online version of the 2012-13 Department of Health and Ageing Annual Report

3.5: Staffing Information

Page last updated: 29 October 2013

This section provides information on Australian Public Service (APS) employees engaged by the Department in 2012-13 under the Public Service Act 1999.

The following tables provide details on staff numbers, locations, and aggregated information on salary, performance pay and non-salary benefits provided to staff during the year. These figures include Therapeutic Goods Administration, National Industrial Chemical Notification and Assessment Scheme, Office of the Gene Technology Regulator and Office of the Aged Care Commissioner staff.

Table 3.5.1: Staff Numbers by Classification at 30 June 2013
CLASSIFICATION FEMALE MALE TOTAL
FULL-TIME PART-TIME FULL-TIME PART-TIME
Secretary 1 - - - 1
Holder of Public Office 2 - 2 - 4
Senior Executive Band 3 1 - 6 - 7
Senior Executive Band 2 21 - 10 - 31
Senior Executive Band 1 61 1 55 - 117
Executive Level 2 306 53 251 14 624
Executive Level 1 728 241 421 40 1,430
APS6 855 257 363 26 1,501
APS5 453 97 172 13 735
APS4 269 43 80 5 397
APS3 77 31 41 4 153
APS2 19 20 13 23 75
APS1 1 5 7 10 23
Cadet 1 - 1 - 2
Graduate 55 - 22 - 77
Legal 2 13 3 12 1 29
Legal 1 11 3 9 - 23
Chief Medical Officer - - 1 - 1
Principal Medical Consultant - - - 1 1
Medical Officer Class 6 2 - 2 1 5
Medical Officer Class 5 6 - 7 3 16
Medical Officer Class 4 4 2 8 - 14
Medical Officer Class 3 2 1 2 1 6
Medical Officer Class 2 8 2 4 - 14
Medical Officer Class 1 - 1 - - 1
Professional 1 - - 1 - 1
Public Affairs 8 3 7 - 18
Senior Principal Research Scientist - - 1 1 2
Total 2,904 763 1,498 143 5,308

This table includes:

  • Headcount figures of departmental staff as at 30 June 2013;
  • Staff on leave, secondment and inoperative staff; and
  • Staff acting at a higher level, for any period as at 30 June 2013 (i.e. these staff are listed against their higher classification).

Figure 3.5.1: Comparison of Staff Numbers by Gender between 30 June 2012 and 30 June 2013

The figure is a column graph. The y-axis denotes the number of staff and the x-axis has six columns, in three groups of two – female, male and the total number of employees for 30 June 2012 and 30 June 2013.

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Table 3.5.2: Distribution of Staff at 30 June 2013
Unit Female Male Total
Ongoing Non-ongoing Ongoing Non-ongoing
Acute Care Division 140 8 46 8 202
Aged Care Commissioner 9 1 2 - 12
Ageing and Aged Care Division 313 26 116 22 477
ANZTPA Taskforce 1 1 - - 2
Audit and Fraud Control 8 2 9 2 21
Business Process Reform Unit 17 9 21 5 52
DNA Change Management Unit 10 - 5 2 17
eHealth Division 51 11 20 5 87
Executive 10 2 8 2 22
Health Workforce Division 92 14 27 6 139
ICT and Corporate Support Division 115 49 99 42 305
Legal and General Counsel 34 5 13 1 53
Medical Benefits Division 142 4 68 3 217
Mental Health and Drug Treatment Division 119 2 32 5 158
Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 125 11 31 4 171
Office of Aged Care Quality and Compliance 150 6 78 7 241
Office of Health Protection 138 8 47 4 197
Office of the Chief Financial Officer 33 5 26 3 67
Office of the Chief Information and Knowledge Officer 15 5 12 3 35
People, Capability and Communication Division 130 18 40 7 195
Pharmaceutical Benefits Division 142 10 65 9 226
Population Health Division 178 4 39 3 224
Portfolio Strategies Division 97 8 49 5 159
Primary and Ambulatory Care Division 140 2 42 3 187
Regulatory Policy and Governance Division 118 16 42 6 182
Central Office Total 2,327 227 937 157 3,648
New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Office 148 10 54 14 226
Northern Territory Office 28 11 4 2 45
Queensland Office 121 13 24 4 162
South Australia Office 58 2 22 - 82
Tasmania Office 30 1 5 1 37
Victoria Office 103 1 52 - 156
Western Australia Office 55 3 20 - 78
State Office Total 543 41 181 21 786
Core Department Total 2,870 268 1,118 178 4,434
National Industrial Chemical Notification and Assessment Scheme 36 12 25 6 79
Office of Gene Technology Regulator 23 5 23 3 54
Therapeutic Goods Administration 424 29 269 19 741
Departmental Total 3,353 314 1,435 206 5,308

This table includes the head count figures of all staff by unit as at 30 June 2013, including staff on leave, secondment and inoperative staff.

Non-ongoing figures include casual staff.

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Table 3.5.3: Distribution of Staff by State and Territory at 30 June 2013
State Core Department TGA* Total
Australian Capital Territory** 3,652 703 4,355
New South Wales# 313 14 327
Victoria 177 20 197
Queensland 174 2 176
South Australia 85 2 87
Western Australia 80 - 80
Northern Territory 47 - 47
Tasmania 39 - 39
Total 4,567 741 5,308

* Therapeutic Goods Administration.
** Includes Central Office and the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator.
# Includes the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme.

This table includes the head count figures of all staff by State and Territory as at 30 June 2013, including staff on leave, secondment, inoperative and outposted staff.

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Table 3.5.4: Senior Executive Staff and Equivalent Staff with Individual Agreements at 30 June 2013
Number of Staff with Approved Individual Agreements Total
Nominal Classification Female Male
SES 3 1 6 7
SES 2 18 9 27
SES 1 53 43 96
Chief Medical Officer - 1 1
Principal Medical Consultant - 1 1
Medical Officer 6 2 4 6
Medical Officer 5 6 5 11
Total 80 69 149

This table includes Senior Executive Service and equivalent staff who have Individual Agreements at their nominal classification and were employed by the Department as at 30 June 2013.

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Table 3.5.5: Non-Senior Executive Service Staff covered by Individual Flexibility Arrangements and Enterprise Agreement at 30 June 2013
Level Number of staff covered by Enterprise Agreement Number of staff covered by Enterprise Agreement and an approved Individual Flexibility Arrangement
Non-Senior Executive Service staff 4,553 601
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Table 3.5.6: APS Levels Salary Structure
Classification Salary Ranges as at 1 July 2012 $
Executive Level 2 130,514
124,249
120,234
110,236
Executive Level 1 105,378
101,208
96,416
92,395
APS 6 84,823
82,965
78,834
75,187
APS 5 72,635
69,329
67,494
APS 4 66,210
64,387
62,663
APS 3 61,305
58,523
56,874
55,308
APS 2
50,775
49,296
47,860
APS 1 45,990
43,850
42,398
40,951
Staff at 20 years of age 37,265
Staff at 19 years of age 33,171
Staff at 18 years of age 28,666
Staff under 18 years of age 24,571
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Table 3.5.7: Graduate APS Salary Structure – Commencement Salary
Classification Salary Ranges as at 1 July 2012 $
Graduate APS 52,344
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Table 3.5.8: Professional 1 Salary Structure
Local title APS Classification Salary Ranges as at 1 July 2012 $
Professional 1 APS 5 72,635
APS 5 69,329
APS 4 64,387
APS 4 # 62,663
APS 3 ## 58,523
APS 3 56,874

# Salary on commencement for a professional with a four year degree (or higher).
## Salary on commencement for a professional with a three year degree.

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Table 3.5.9: Medical Officer Salary Structure
Local title Salary Ranges as at 1 July 2012 $
Medical Officer Class 4 156,772
147,977
142,428
Medical Officer Class 3 136,746
130,605
Medical Officer Class 2 123,073
116,805
Medical Officer Class 1 106,742
96,698
89,847
82,938
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Table 3.5.10: Legal Salary Structure
Local title APS Classification Salary Ranges as at 1 July 2012 $
Legal 2 Executive Level 2 135,083
Executive Level 2 129,220
Executive Level 2 125,043
Legal 1 Executive Level 1 114,336
Executive Level 1 105,257
Executive Level 1 96,416
APS 6 82,965
APS 6 78,834
APS 6 75,187
APS 5 69,591
APS 4 65,241
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Table 3.5.11: Public Affairs Salary Structure
Local Title APS Classification Salary Ranges as at 1 July 2012 $
Senior Public Affairs 2 Executive Level 2 135,735
Executive Level 2 130,461
Senior Public Affairs 1 Executive Level 2 124,249
Public Affairs 3 Executive Level 1 113,282
Executive Level 1 107,787
Executive Level 1 101,236
Public Affairs 2 APS 6 84,910
APS 6 78,834
APS 6 75,187
Public Affairs 1 APS 5 72,635
APS 5 69,329
APS 4 66,210
APS 4* 62,663

*This level is generally reserved for staff with less than two years experience.

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Table 3.5.12: Research Scientist Salary Structure
Local Title APS Classification Salary Ranges as at 1 July 2012 $
Senior Principal Research Scientist Executive Level 2 165,753
Executive Level 2 149,100
Principal Research Scientist Executive Level 2 146,175
Executive Level 2 141,644
Executive Level 2 135,864
Executive Level 2 132,282
Executive Level 2 127,376
Senior Research Scientist Executive Level 2 132,733
Executive Level 2 124,249
Executive Level 2 120,234
Executive Level 2 110,236
Research Scientist Executive Level 1 99,286
Executive Level 1 92,395
APS 6 78,980
APS 6 74,855
APS 6 72,819
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Table 3.5.13: Cadet Salary Structure
Classification Salary Ranges as at 1 July 2012 $
Cadet Full-Time Study 22,901
(At 20 years) 20,840
(At 19 years) 18,550
(At 18 years) 16,031
(Under 18 years) 13,741
Cadet Practical Training (Adult) 45,808
43,351
42,212
40,842
(At 20 years) 37,166
(At 19 years) 33,082
(At 18 years) 28,590
(Under 18 years) 24,505
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Table 3.5.14: Senior Executive Service and Senior Medical Officer Indicative Salary Bandwidths*
Classification Minimum $ Maximum $
Senior Executive Band 3 247,200 264,494
Senior Executive Band 2 190,550 211,150
Senior Executive Band 1 144,200 185,400
Medical Officer Class 6 195,060 244,000
Medical Officer Class 5 186,269 199,323

* These are indicative as the Secretary may approve salary rates outside these bands.

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Table 3.5.15: Non-Salary Benefits
Non-Senior Executive Service Staff Access to the Employee Assistance Program.
Extended purchased leave.
Maternity leave.
Parental leave.
Adoption leave.
Foster leave.
Leave for personal compelling reasons and exceptional circumstances.
Eligibility for performance based pay.
Access to paid leave at half pay.
Flextime (not all officers).
Flexible working locations and home-based work including, where appropriate, access to lap-top computers, dial-in facilities, and mobile phones.
Study assistance.
Support for professional and personal development.
Access to engage in private medical practice for Medical Officers.
Access to remote locality conditions.
Public Transport Loan Scheme.
Family care rooms.
Breastfeeding facilities.
Provision of eyesight testing and reimbursement of prescribed eyewear costs specifically for use with screen based equipment.
Influenza and hepatitis B vaccinations for staff who are required to come into regular contact with members of the community classified as at increased risk with regard to influenza.
Recognition of travel time.
Annual closedown and early stand down at Easter and Christmas Eve.
Financial assistance to access financial advice for staff 54 years and older.
Access to Individual Flexibility Arrangements (IFA).
Senior Executive Service Staff All the above benefits except flextime.
Car parking.
Airport lounge membership.
Home office equipment.
Private use of motor vehicles or an allowance in lieu in certain circumstances.
IT Reimbursement Scheme.
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Table 3.5.16: Senior Executive Service and Equivalent Staff, Performance-Based Payments, 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013
Level Number Aggregated Amount $ Average $ Minimum $ Maximum $
Senior Executive Band 2 and 3 41 736,035 17,952 2,742 39,750
Senior Executive Band 1 97 1,172,919 12,092 1,680 26,250
Total 138 1,908,955

This table includes figures of Senior Executive Service staff and equivalent staff who received performance pay. Due to the small numbers of staff at the Senior Executive Band 3 level, details for Senior Executive Bands 2 and 3 have been combined. Payments have been aggregated to preserve employees’ privacy.

The performance payments made in 2012-13 relate to assessments for the 2011-12 cycle.

Performance bonus payments are only available to staff with a current Individual Agreement which provides eligibility.

The level of performance pay is directly related to the individual’s performance assessment.

Performance pay has not been rolled into base salaries and is available only to eligible staff. It is subject to performance and therefore not a guaranteed payment.

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Table 3.5.17: Non–Senior Executive Staff, Performance-Based Payments, 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012
Level Number Aggregated Amount $ Average $ Minimum $ Maximum $
Non-Senior Executive Service Staff 546 3,938,168 7,213 675 18,000

This table includes figures of Non-Senior Executive Service staff who received performance pay. Payments have been aggregated to preserve employees’ privacy. The majority of performance payments made in 2012-13 relate to assessments for the 2011-12 cycle; a small number relate to assessments for the 2012-13 cycle.

Performance bonus payments are only available to staff with an individual flexibility arrangement made under the Department’s Enterprise Agreement.

The level of performance pay is directly related to the individual’s performance assessment.

Staff with an entitlement to a performance bonus are assessed against a five point rating scale, which attracts a percentage payment.