The independent selection advisory committee's (ISAC) main roles are to:
- establish, in consultation with the agency, the best selection methodology to assess candidates
- conduct a staff selection exercise by, for example:
- assessing candidates
- preparing reports
- making recommendations to the agency on the relative suitability of candidates
- assess the claims of all job candidates—both internal and external to the APS.
The ISAC considers the skills and attributes of candidates relative to the skills and attributes required to successfully perform the duties of the job vacancy.