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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10743971
Administrative Appeals Tribunal Closing date: Thursday, 14 February 2019
Job Title: Associate
Division: Registry Operations
Section: Perth Registry
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $65,161 - $70,749
Location: Perth - WA
Classification: APS Level 4
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 7001234, 7001555, 7001603

Job Description


Associates primarily perform legal research, undertake hearing-related duties and provide other legal and administrative support to Tribunal Members.

During a typical day you may encounter a variety of changing priorities that will require you to be able to take a flexible approach and be highly organised and self-motivated.

You will have the ability to prioritise competing demands effectively and be able to demonstrate well developed legal research, written and oral communication skills.

A key component of this role will be to liaise with Tribunal members and staff, parties to cases, government agencies and members of the public. To undertake this aspect of the role successfully you will require highly developed liaison and interpersonal skills.

In the Associate role you will also ensure the efficient and effective conduct of hearings, including liaison with parties, recording the proceedings, recording and safe keeping of exhibits, swearing in witnesses and recording directions and orders.

You will also draft directions, interlocutory orders and correspondence.

More information about this position, the scope of the role, duties and selection criteria, is contained within the position description for this role, available from the Working at the AAT page of our website,


The AAT generally requires Australian citizenship as a condition of engagement. All employees who are engaged are required to undertake an Australian Federal Police Check.

Please note that applicants who do not provide a statement addressing the selection criteria will not progress to shortlisting. Response to Selection Criteria should be a maximum of 3 pages in total.

Candidates for this opportunity must have a completed, or substantially completed, recognised degree in Laws of an Australian tertiary institution or comparable overseas qualification, which, in the opinion of the Registrar, is appropriate to the duties of the office.


An order of merit established through this selection process may be used to fill this or future vacancies on a non-ongoing basis.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

The Non-Ongoing opportunity will be for 12 months with a possibility of extension up to 3 years.

About Administrative Appeals Tribunal 

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has offices located in all states of Australia and the Australian Capital Territory and provides independent review of a wide range of administrative decisions made by the Australian Government, some non-government bodies and the Norfolk Island Government.

On 1 July 2015 the Migration Review Tribunal, Refugee Review Tribunal and Social Security Appeals Tribunal were merged with the AAT. The amalgamated AAT comprises a number of Divisions: Social Services and Child Support, Migration and Refugee, and General and Other.

The AAT is an equal opportunity employer which upholds the APS employment principles and actively encourages a diverse and inclusive workplace.

To Apply

Position Contact: Alicia Le’Roy, 08 6222 7268
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 PS06-Wed - 06 Feb 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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