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Treasury Vacancy N.N. 10721166
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Closing date: Monday, 2 April 2018
Job Title: ACCC/AER Graduate
Division: Various
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $59,695 - $68,344
Location: Darwin - NT; Hobart - TAS; Townsville - QLD
Classification: Graduate APS
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: EA2018/1
Agency Website:

Job Description


The ACCC/AER Graduate Program is a ten-month, intensive program combining on-the-job learning with formal training. Rotations are an essential part of the program, designed to give our graduates an understanding of the broad range of work undertaken by the ACCC and the AER. Graduates participate in three, 14 week rotations which occur across at least two of the following areas:

- Enforcement Division
- Specialised Enforcement and Advocacy Division
- Merger & Authorisation Review Division
- Infrastructure Regulation Division
- Consumer, Small Business & Product Safety Division (including the ACCC’s Infocentre)
- Australian Energy Regulator
- Legal and Economic Divison
- Executive Office

Graduate opportunities will be available in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney. Opportunities may be available in Adelaide, Darwin, Hobart, Perth and Townsville.

Benefits & Culture:

- Interesting, high-profile work with national impact
- Attractive salary + superannuation
- 4 weeks annual leave per year + paid Christmas shutdown
- Flexible and dynamic working environment
- Extensive on-the-job learning, formal training and guidance from a Buddy


ACCC graduates must:

- have an interest in industry regulation, competition policy and consumer protection
- have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with all people
- be conscientious
- be able to acquire new skills and an understanding of complex concepts quickly, and apply
these to different situations
- have excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills
- possess a minimum of a Bachelor degree*. Preferred disciplines include:

- law
- economics
- business/commerce/finance/accounting
- science/technology/engineering/mathematics
- communications/media/marketing
- art

- have completed their most recent tertiary studies after February 2017
- have a distinction average minimum
- be able to begin employment at the commencement of the program, Monday 11th February
2019, for an orientation program (potentially interstate)
- be willing to undertake and pass character and health clearances
- not be serving a commonwealth redundancy benefit period at the commencement of the
program; and
- be Australian citizens.

*Qualifications from overseas universities must be recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR).


We understand workplaces that embrace diversity are high performing. We are a high performing organisation and encourage applications from people of all gender, sexuality, ethnicity, age, disability and other demographic groups.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

To Apply

Position Contact: Candice Field, (02) 6243 1011
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS09-Wed - 28 Feb 2018 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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