What is an ISAC?

An independent selection advisory committee (ISAC) is an alternative to traditional internal recruitment approaches, which:

  • is an independent 3-person committee established by the Merit Protection Commissioner on a fee-for-service basis (Public Service Regulations, Part 4)
  • conducts APS merit-based staff selection
  • assesses a candidate's suitability for APS 1–6 level vacancies.

An ISAC guarantees promotions are non-reviewable if the ISAC's recommendations are accepted.