We can employ you only if you meet certain conditions such as your citizenship, security clearance, suitability for work, and your health.

We can employ you only if you meet certain conditions such as your citizenship, security clearance, suitability for work, and your health.

Citizenship

Like the rest of the Australian Public Service, we employ Australian citizens. We can offer a job to permanent residents in exceptional circumstances and pending the granting of citizenship.

Redundancy payment

We cannot employ people who have a recent redundancy payout from any Australian Public Service agency, the Australian Parliamentary Service, or the Murray Darling Basin Commission.

The exclusion period is linked to the redundancy benefit. The Australian Public Service Commission provides further information regarding exclusion periods:

Security clearance

All our staff need to hold a valid security clearance applicable to the position. You will need at least a 'Baseline' level of security clearance.

If you do not already have a valid security clearance, you will need to complete a security clearance package. We will use that to assess what, if any, risk is associated with letting you access classified information.

You could lose your job if you lose your security clearance.

Probation

The first six months you work for us is called the probationary period. In this time, we assess your conduct and work performance. It is a condition of your engagement. You must perform to a satisfactory level to keep working for us after the probationary period finishes.

Health assessment

You must have a satisfactory health clearance. When you start work with us, we’ll ask you to complete an Employment Health Declaration. We use it to:

  • consider any health issues and decide whether a medical examination is needed
  • help us provide an appropriate workplace area if you have a disability or a short-term injury.

Work health and safety

We have a culture of 'safety starts with me', because the responsibility for health and safety at work belongs to everyone:

Everyone who visits our office must comply with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (including the Regulations and Codes of Practice). This includes our employees, contractors, recruitment providers and visitors.