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This website contains information, data, documents, pages and images ("the Material") prepared by the Public Service Commission New South Wales. The Material is subject to copyright under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), and it is owned or licensed by the State of New South Wales through the Public Service Commission.

Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the Material on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License (Licence).

We request attribution as: "© State of New South Wales acting through the Public Service Commission."

If you propose to use the Material in accordance with the Licence (or in compliance with any specific conditions contained in a particular document), it is not necessary to notify the Public Service Commission or to seek permission from us.

However, your attention is drawn to the terms and conditions of the Licence, in particular the following:

‘Clause 4B

(c) For any Derivative Work You Distribute or publicly perform, You must take reasonable steps to clearly identify that changes were made to the Work. …

(f) You may only use the credit required by this clause 4B for the purpose of attribution in the manner set out above. By exercising Your rights under this Licence, You must not assert or imply:

  • any connection between the Original Author, Licensor or any other Attribution Party and You or Your use of the Work; or
  • sponsorship or endorsement by the Original Author, Licensor or any other Attribution Party of You or Your use of the Work, without their separate, express prior written permission.’

What is not covered by the Licence

The Licence does not apply to the following:

  • Any specific Material which contains its own express conditions or statement regarding copyright and the use, adaptation or publication of that specific Material.
  • Any third party (non-NSW Government) material appearing on the site. (Note that such material may not be expressly identified, although as a general policy we aim to do so.)
  • Any material hosted on a different website.
  • The State arms or any emblem, symbol or trademark used by any agency of the State of NSW.

If you have any queries about using the Material, please contact the Public Service Commission through the feedback page on this website.


The Material includes registered trademarks and trademarks that are the subject of pending applications or which are otherwise protected by law.

Unless otherwise indicated, the trademarks are owned by the Public Service Commission and may be the subject of rights in other countries. You may use the trademarks as permitted by the above copyright notice or otherwise with permission from the Public Service Commission. Contact us to obtain such permission.


While the Material contained in this Website has been formulated with all due care, the State of New South Wales does not warrant or represent that the Material is free from errors or omission, or that it is exhaustive.

The State of NSW disclaims, to the extent permitted by law, all warranties, representations or endorsements, express or implied, with regard to the Material including but not limited to, all implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

The State of NSW further does not warrant or accept any liability in relation to the quality, operability or accuracy of the Material.

The Material is made available on the understanding that the State of New South Wales and its employees and agents shall have no liability (including but not limited to liability by reason of negligence) to the users of the Website for any loss, damage, cost or expense whether direct, indirect consequential or special, incurred by, or arising by reason of, any person using or relying on the Material and whether caused by reason of any error, omission or misrepresentation in the Material or otherwise. Users of the Website will be responsible for making their own assessment of the Material and should verify all relevant representations, statements and information with their own professional advisers.

Furthermore, whilst the Material is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact upon the accuracy of the Material. The Material may change without notice and the State of New South Wales is not in any way liable for the accuracy of any information printed and stored by a user. Changes are periodically added to the Material and the Commission may make improvements and/or changes in the Material and/or the Website at anytime.

The State of New South Wales takes no responsibility for the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of any information included in the Material provided by third parties nor for the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of links or references to information sources (including Internet sites) outside of the Commission. In addition to the Material, the Website provides links to and from other Internet sites. These external information sources are outside the control of the Commission and it is therefore the responsibility of the Internet users to make their own decisions about the accuracy, reliability and correctness of information found on those external Internet links.

The search engines provided on this website are to assist Internet users to locate resources more quickly. However, the Commission takes no responsibility for the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of its search facilities, and does not warrant or represent that the search facilities are free from errors or omission, or that they are exhaustive.

The internet is not a secure medium and communications to and from the website may be intercepted or altered in transit. The Commission does not warrant or represent that this website or any linked sites, are free from anything which may damage any computer used to access the site. 


Credible Internet sites have permission to link to pages within our Website, however because of the nature of Content Management Systems we would prefer you linked at our top level and described how to navigate to lower pages. Please observe the following conditions of linking to our Website:

  • Links must be presented in a way which fairly represents our role and our site(s). They must not embarrass us.
  • The context in which you insert the link must not give your visitors the impression that your site, or your company, is sponsored or endorsed by us.
  • The context of the link must not suggest that we have created any of your content, i.e. the source material must be clear, and acknowledgement of the Website clearly provided.
  • You must never reproduce any logos of the Commission appearing on the Website without the express approval of the Commission.

The Commission also provides links to other websites within Public Service Commission. In general, the Commission will only provide links to other government websites, and websites of national and international bodies or organisations containing credible information on similar issues as those contained within Public Service Commission. The Commission does not provide links to commercial websites.

If you are offended or upset by any material that appears on an Internet website, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), who will then investigate the complaint and take such action as it thinks fit. If you would like to know more about the ABA's role in regulating Australian Internet content, you can visit its website at www.acma.gov.au.