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06 June 2022

The Clean Energy Regulator APS Trainee Program provides you with the opportunity to develop a well-rounded knowledge of the work of the agency, gain experience in the public sector and develop a deep understanding of Australia’s biggest policy developments. Participants of the APS Trainee Program will experience:

  • Placement within a Corporate services or agency support area within the agency
  • An intensive and engaging development program, and
  • A mentor and buddy program to help develop new skills and help you align your experience and knowledge with the agency.


All trainees will be placed for a period of 12 months into a team that aligns with your career goals. Initial placement will be at the APS 1.1 level. On successful completion of the program you will be permanently placed into the team at the APS 2.1 level.

We aren't advertising any placements at this time.

Training and career development

Throughout the program, you will be provided with the necessary training and development required to be effective in your role and to provide you with the foundation skills required to launch your APS career. Through participation in the program, trainees will gain relevant knowledge and skills in government administration by completing a Certificate 3 in Government.

Organisational support

In addition to support from the agency and the Human Resources team, you will also receive individual support from buddies (former trainees) and mentors. As a trainee, you will also have the opportunity to be involved in events across the agency as part of the agency's Social Club and we have a number of Staff diversity networks which we encourage staff to participate in.

What we are looking for in an APS Trainee

We are looking for individuals who can:

  • work collaboratively,
  • demonstrate initiative,
  • communicate effectively,
  • contribute to a respectful, fair and honest workplace,
  • acquire new information and skills quickly,
  • have the flexibility and ability to work in a changing environment, and
  • be client focused.


To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen.
  • be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance to a minimum of Baseline level.

You must also identify with at least one of the following:

  • have completed a year 12 certificate (within last 2 years).
  • mature aged (50+ years) and seeking to get back into the workforce or change careers.
  • identify as an Indigenous person (affirmative measures).
  • identify as a person with a disability (RecruitAbility).

RecruitAbility scheme

Under the RecruitAbility scheme, candidates who choose to opt into the scheme, 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 can be obtained from the Australian Public Service Commission.

Affirmative Measures

Eligible applicants are only persons:

  • Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
  • Who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; and
  • Who are accepted by their community as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander The application process will require you to upload a document that confirms your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage.

For more information, please contact us.


Applications are currently closed.

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