Use secondments in government to learn new skills, work in different teams and spend time at different agencies.
A secondment in the Queensland Government is a temporary engagement that moves you from one agency to another or, if an agency has different entities, one entity to another. For example, the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy includes the entities Queensland Shared Services (QSS) and Smart Service Queensland (SSQ). If you temporarily move from QSS to SSQ, this is a secondment.
A secondment is not a temporary engagement within the same entity (for agencies that have multiple entities) or agency (for single entity agencies). See Higher duties and relieving at level.
A secondment can be to a role that’s at a higher or lower classification level, or the same classification level. You can apply for a secondment opportunity (see Talent Now opportunities board and Jobs for government employees).
Your chief executive can only assign you a secondment opportunity at a lower classification level if you consent.
See Section 160 of the Public Sector Act 2022 for more.