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Communications and the Arts Vacancy N.N. 10747954
Australian Communications and Media Authority Closing date: Thursday, 16 May 2019
Job Title: Graduate
Division: Various
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: ~ $64,691
Location: Belconnen - ACT; Melbourne - VIC; Pyrmont - NSW
Classification: APS Level 3
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: Various

Job Description


The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is a statutory authority within the Australian government portfolio of Communications and the Arts. The ACMA is Australia's regulator for broadcasting, the internet, radiocommunications and telecommunications. It has three principal offices (Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne) and two smaller offices (Lucas Heights and Brisbane). The ACMA is divided into four broad areas, each led by a General Manager. The areas are further divided into branches and sections with specific business functions.

As a Graduate you will be provided with a unique opportunity to develop and build on your graduate skills by engaging in job rotations exposing you to work on a range of projects across a variety of work areas within the ACMA. This might include regulation, compliance, evaluation, research and analysis, project management and a range of enabling service activities.

Under general guidance and direction, you will be responsible for undertaking basic research and analysis, preparing reports and correspondence, and undertaking technical and regulatory work that contributes to a variety of ACMA initiatives to support strategic objectives.

In 2020, the ACMA is seeking graduates for roles that align to the requirements of the agency. We are seeking graduates for the following streams:
• Generalist - humanities (policy), arts, finance, human resources, business administration, IT, economics, research and law
• Engineering (tele communications-related engineering)

Highlights of the program:
• 11 month program – February to December
• Opportunity to experience three rotations throughout the agency
• Targeted suite of learning and development through the Australian Public Service Commission
• Support network – including a buddy and a mentor throughout the program
• An attractive remuneration package, including the progression to an APS 4 on successful completion of the program


To be eligible for ongoing employment with the ACMA, applicants must:
• Be an Australian citizen
• Have successfully completed a degree prior to the commencement of the program (Qualifications from overseas universities must be recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition – NOOSR)
• Be willing to undertake and satisfy an AFP National Police Check
• Be willing to complete a Health Declaration
• Be eligible to obtain and maintain a baseline level security clearance


This vacancy has been nominated for filling within the Agency’s graduate program. A graduate program is a structured, on the job program, designed to introduce graduates to an APS organisation. Successful applicants receive training and development, mentoring and on the job support.

About Australian Communications and Media Authority 

ACMA is Australia’s regulator for broadcasting, the internet, radiocommunications and telecommunications.

We work with industry and government, locally and internationally, so that Australians can enjoy the best and most innovative media and communications services in a fair, responsible, safe and productive way.

The ACMA provides a supportive and respectful work environment that values the diversity of our employees. Our three main offices are in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney. Visit for more information on joining our team

To Apply

Selection Documentation:
Position Contact: Horizon One, 02 6189 1044
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 PS14-Thu - 04 Apr 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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