Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

How We Recruit

The selection processes in the Department may vary and in some circumstances interviews may not occur. Selection may be based entirely on written applications and referee reports.

The Department aims to hold any further assessment, such as interviews or work sample tests, as soon as is conveniently possible after the closing date. Only short listed applicants will be contacted at this stage.

Workplace Diversity

The Department aims to ensure that fair, equitable and non-discriminatory consideration is given to applicants.

If you need assistance at an interview in regard to access, an interpreter or another service, please discuss this with the contact officer prior to the interview or speak to our Disability Contact Officer on 02 6274 6161. Applicants with speech-impairment may wish to use the relay services of the National Relay Service.


The RecruitAbility scheme is applied to all external vacancies in the Department. More information can be found on the APS RecruitAbility Guide.

After the Selection

All applicants will be advised by email of the outcome of the selection exercise. Please ensure we always have your current email address in the myRecruitment system. If you wish to receive feedback on your application or have questions on the process, please contact the Chair of the selection committee.

Security Requirements

Applicants are advised that all jobs with the Department require a minimum of a Baseline Security Clearance. Successful applicants will need to obtain and maintain a security clearance at an appropriate level.

Security clearance forms will be sent to all successful candidates with their proposed letter of offer. Successful candidates will not be provided with their formal letter of offer until their security clearance has been granted.

More information regarding security clearances can be found on the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency website.

Progress of your Application or Enquiries

Any enquiries about the position's duties, work area or the selection process should be directed to the nominated contact person.

The Enterprise Agreement

Terms and conditions of employment for non-SES employees are provided by the Department’s Enterprise Agreement.

In addition, the Secretary’s s.24(1) Determination provides remuneration increases to all staff covered by the Enterprise Agreement on 28 March 2019, 28 March 2020 and 28 March 2021.