Working in the ATSB

Our culture

The strength of the ATSB is its people. The staff of the ATSB are a small group of highly committed professionals, working together with a strong common purpose – to improve transport safety. We approach our work in accordance with five key principles intended to maintain trust in our organisation:

  • Independence         we think for ourselves
  • Engagement           we work with others
  • Rigour                     we rely on evidence
  • Innovation              we are open to new ideas
  • Relevance               we make a difference

As professional public servants, we behave in a manner that upholds the integrity and good reputation of the ATSB. We also foster the ‘one APS’ model through our adherence of the APS Values, Employment Principles and Code of Conduct.

The following staff Census results demonstrate this commitment:

  • I believe strongly in the purpose and objectives of my agency – 91% positive
  • I am happy to go the “extra mile” at work when required – 97% positive
  • I work beyond what is required in my job to help my agency achieve its objectives – 84% positive
  • I can identify a clear connection between my job and my agency’s purpose – 92% positive
  • I understand how my role contributes to achieving an outcome for the Australian public – 93% positive
  • Do colleagues in your workgroup act in accordance with the APS Values  93% positive

Another important facet of our culture is the ATSB’s ongoing commitment to creating an inclusive workplace that recognises and values the contributions of people with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

  • The people in my workgroup behave in an accepting manner towards people from diverse backgrounds – 90% positive
  • My agency supports and actively promotes an inclusive workplace culture – 85% positive

Employment benefits

The ATSB’s employment conditions are established through the ATSB Enterprise Agreement 2015 and separate Section 24-1 Determination. ATSB employees receive competitive salaries and a range of other generous provisions associated with superannuation (15.4% employer contribution), allowances, various leave types and flexible working arrangements.

  • I am satisfied with the non-monetary employment conditions – 89% positive

In addition, the ATSB recognises that high quality learning and development is vital to the success of any operationally focussed organisation that relies on its credibility to effect positive safety outcomes. All ATSB employees have access to ongoing professional development opportunities including the ability to maintain industry/corporate based qualifications (where practical) and targeted tertiary pursuits through our new partnership with RMIT University.

  • My job gives me opportunities to utilise my skills – 90% positive
  • My supervisor provides time for me to attend learning programs – 78% positive
  • I seek out opportunities to apply what I learn in my day-to-day work – 83% positive

Being an operationally-focussed organisation, the ATSB is also fully committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of its employees. This commitment is driven through our dedicated Work Health Safety and Wellbeing Committee and those senior officers appointed under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth). The following results are consistent with previous surveys:

  • The people in my work group are committed to workplace safety – 96% positive
  • My supervisor is committed to workplace safety – 98% positive
Last update 26 March 2021