Employment benefits

No matter the stage of your career or area of interest, we offer careers to empower, engage and support you.

We invest in, trust and care about our staff and are committed to creating a fulfilling, flexible and supportive workplace that enables you to achieve your goals.

We are guided by our strong values and commitment to diversity. We seek and reward innovation and excellence, and are committed to professional and collegiate behaviour in the workplace.

A career with us provides you with a great range of benefits including:

  • flexible working arrangements
  • competitive salary and superannuation
  • a safe and supportive working environment
  • learning and development opportunities
  • an inclusive and empowering workplace culture with strong core values.

You can find our employment conditions outlined in our Enterprise Agreement.

Pay and superannuation

  • competitive salaries
  • 15.4% employer contribution to superannuation
  • a range of competitive allowances
  • relocation assistance
  • remote localities assistance
  • overtime payments or time-off-in-lieu
  • salary packaging

Personal development

We invest in the tools, systems and training our staff need to excel in their roles. We also offer:

  • exposure to high profile and exciting projects
  • networking and professional development opportunities across the department and wider APS
  • formal training and capability development opportunities to support your individual career goals
  • support for women’s career progression
  • access to our internal staff networks and communities of practice
  • access to study assistance
  • eLearning and online learning resources
  • tertiary study schemes and professional development
  • graduate and entry level program opportunities

Work-life balance and leave

We offer a flexible, innovative, supportive and safe workplace to help our staff manage their personal and professional lives.
Flexible work arrangements include:

  • part-time working arrangements
  • home based work
  • flexible working hours
  • job sharing

Our leave arrangements include:

  • 150 hours of paid annual leave per year for full-time employees
  • 20 days of personal circumstances leave for full-time employees
  • long service leave
  • leave for parental purposes (maternity, supporting partner, adoption and foster carers)
  • purchased leave
  • compassionate/bereavement leave
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ceremonial leave
  • leave for community service and defence reserve
  • paid and unpaid Other Leave including, but not limited to: moving home, domestic and family violence support, short-term volunteering, participation in an international sporting event, cultural or religious events, attending graduation ceremonies, providing emergency assistance, and extending parental leave
  • annual closedown period (Christmas/New Year)

Health and support

We recognise that healthy employees are happier and more productive in the workplace and provide access to:

  • free flu (influenza) vaccinations
  • employee wellness program and social club
  • the Employee Assistance Program for employees and their families
  • training opportunities to support the mental health of all employees

Our values

Our values set the direction for what it means to work in our department. They inform the standard and expectations of behaviours, skills and capabilities and the attributes we currently have, will continually work to achieve and develop, and that we use to acknowledge and attract, retain and recruit into our department.

We support workplace diversity and value the contribution of people from diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people with cultural and linguistic diversity, and LGBTIQ people. We are committed to achieving gender equality and, in particular, supporting women’s progression into senior leadership.

our values, listed below.

Our values are:

  • Collaborative – we work together and with others across the system, to achieve our objectives and deliver for the Australian community.
  • Respectful – we create diverse teams and a respectful and inclusive culture that supports high performance, innovation and the wellbeing of all people across the Department.
  • Informed – we have the expertise, knowledge and skills that we need to succeed, and we have good communication practices.
  • Adaptive – we are constantly learning and adapting to improve what we do and we have corporate systems in place to support staff in a rapidly changing world.
  • Accountable – we are rewarded and trusted to deliver, we are held accountable for the results and delivering with integrity, and we celebrate our success.

We are also guided by the Australian Public Service (APS) Values:

  • impartial
  • committed to service
  • accountable
  • respectful
  • ethical