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Our recruitment process

Our recruitment process is all about getting the right people into the right jobs.

We're looking for motivated, agile and resilient people from a variety of backgrounds, academic disciplines and industry sectors.

Our recruitment process involves 3 stages:

  1. application
  2. selection
  3. offer

Before applying, you should:

  • review the eligibility requirements for the advertised vacancy
  • carefully read the information in the position profile, especially the duties of the role and the skills and experience required
  • do some initial research about our agency by browsing this website and reading key documents like the ACMA's annual report and corporate plan
  • speak to the Contact Officer for clarification or additional information
  • decide whether the ACMA is the type of place you would like to work and whether you have the skills, experience, knowledge and abilities required

This will give you the best chance of success in being considered for the position you're interested in.

You must be an Australian citizen to be eligible to apply for all ongoing vacancies with the ACMA, and non-ongoing vacancies that are security classified positions. For all other vacancies you must provide verified evidence confirming your eligibility to work in Australia.


Please submit a cover letter (one page) and refer to the selection criteria— highlighting your skills, previous experience and achievements—in your CV.

You are not required to submit a supporting document that addresses the selection criteria (unless specified).

All applications must be submitted by the closing date via our online recruitment system.

Once the application date has closed, your application will be emailed to the assigned panel to begin shortlisting.

If you do not get through to the interview stage, you will be notified by email. Should you move to the interview stage, you will be contacted by the panel Chair to arrange an interview.


The panel Chair will discuss the selection process with you at each stage. It can include:

  • an interview with a selection panel (usually made up of 2-3 panel members)
  • reference checks (2 verbal references will be taken and one must include a current supervisor)
  • an online psychometric or skill assessment, either at the application or interview stage (for some recruitment processes)


If you are the preferred candidate, you will be made a potential offer of employment and will need to successfully complete the ACMA pre-employment screening process. This requires you to pass an Australian Federal Police check and provide us with 100 points identify verification documentation to confirm your Australian citizenship or eligibility to work in Australia.

You will be then be contacted with a formal offer, including a proposed salary and commencement date and provided with your employment conditions and other relevant employment documentation.

If the position also requires a security clearance, our Agency Security Advisor will be in contact with you to complete the required paperwork.

If your application is unsuccessful you will be notified by email once the recruitment has been finalised.

Your privacy

We collect personal information from you when you apply for a job at the ACMA.

Any personal information you provide is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 and will only be used for recruitment purposes. For more information read our Privacy policy.

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