Thank you for taking the time to consider a career with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
About the ACMA
The ACMA is a statutory authority within the federal government portfolio of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.
The ACMA is responsible for the regulation of:
- the internet
The organisation has principal offices in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney.
The ACMA works closely with relevant industries to achieve active self-regulation, while ensuring industry compliance with licence conditions, codes and standards. The ACMA monitors the effect of regulations to ensure they are responsive to the community's needs.
- Find out more about working at the ACMA, including other job opportunities and benefits available to our employees.
About the register
Please read the information below which will provide you with advice about our temporary employment register; explain how to apply and provide you with an insight into the selection process.
The ACMA maintains a register to assist in filling non-ongoing (temporary) employment opportunities that may arise in Canberra, Sydney or Melbourne.
The register is used to allow ACMA Managers to search for suitable candidates when a vacancy arises. These vacancies are non-ongoing (temporary) employment opportunities and contracts may vary from a few days to 12 months depending on business requirements. Often these positions are required to be filled at short notice. The positions may be full time, part time or casual. Casual positions are of an intermittent nature with hours and working days varying as required.
Positions may become available across a range of areas including; Human Resources Management, Media and Publications (including web management), Engineering and Technical, Records and Information Management, General Administration, Finance, Executive Assistant , Information Technology, Policy Development and Implementation, Legal Services, Facilities Management or Procurement and Contract Management.
Candidates may be contacted to assess their suitability and availability as employment opportunities arise.
How to apply
Before deciding to apply, you should research the ACMA, to develop your knowledge of the agency. The following information will assist you in preparing and lodging your application.
Applications must be lodged through the ACMA eRecruitment system. The electronic application process consists of three simple stages: registration, drafting your application (including uploading your resume) and review.
The system will guide you through each of these stages. When submitting your application, please be sure that you respond to all the mandatory questions, and upload a copy of your resume.
You may also wish to read about the various levels within the Australian Public Service (APS) Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) website at www.apsc.gov.au/publications-and-media/current-publications/cracking-the-code.
Further information about our online application process and tips on addressing criteria is available on our website.
If at any stage any of your information changes or you wish to withdraw your application you can do this at anytime by logging into your current application on the website and updating the relevant information.
You are able to access your current applications on the ACMA website. (This will take you to our log-in screen for you to access all of your registration details and current applications).
You will receive an email confirming your application has been received.
How long does your application remain on our register?
The temporary employment register is refreshed in March and September every year. You will receive an email from our recruitment team when the register is about to close inviting you to re-apply. If all of your information is still current and accurate it is simply a matter of applying for the new register and submitting your application you do not need to go through the whole process again.
You are able to access your current applications on the ACMA website.
For further information about the ACMA, its employment conditions, office locations and other related resources, please visit our website – The ACMA Organisation. To start an application go to the Temporary Recruitment Register.
For further information on the Australian Public Service, please visit: Information for Australian Government employees australia.gov.au/people/public-servants; or
For further information on applying for Public Service jobs, we recommend that you also visit www.apsc.gov.au/publications-and-media/current-publications/cracking-the-code/factsheet-4.