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25 March 2021

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this program, you will need to:

  • have completed an undergraduate degree or higher in the last three years or be in your last year of study (to be completed by January 2022)
  • have maintained a credit (or equivalent) average throughout the degree
  • be an Australian citizen or receive Australian citizenship status by January 2022
  • be willing to relocate to Canberra (relocation assistance will be offered to the successful applicants), and
  • be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance to a minimum of Baseline level.

To be eligible for affirmative measures positions, applicants must also:

  • be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, and
  • are accepted by their community as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

As a part of the application submission process you will be required to upload a document that confirms your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage.

The diversity of our staff is important to us. We encourage applications from people with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and mature age candidates.

What we are looking for in a graduate

As a regulatory agency working in a complex environment, we are looking for graduates from varied backgrounds with high-level analytical and communication skills, along with people who work well in teams. Successful applicants will be practical, results-oriented people who are able to work under pressure, occasionally in difficult environments, meet tight deadlines and who are proactive in getting out and about and making contacts.

The ideal candidates will possess the following aptitudes:

  • Teamwork and citizenship
  • Conviction and integrity
  • Working with agility
  • Creative and future-minded

We are looking for high-calibre, motivated graduates with a wide-range of qualifications and experiences, including, but not limited to:

  • Business and Management
  • Engineering and Mathematics
  • Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • IT and Computer Science
  • Law, Legal Studies and Justice
  • Property and Built Environment
  • Sciences

RecruitAbility scheme

Under the RecruitAbility scheme, candidates who choose to opt into the scheme and declare that they have a disability and meet the minimum requirements of the position will automatically be invited to participate in further assessment activities for the vacancy. Further information about the RecruitAbility scheme is available on the Clean Energy Work for us page under RecruitAbility or the Australian Public Service Commission.

Contact information

To contact us for more information, please email the HR Helpdesk at or call (02) 6159 3223.

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