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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10758068
Administrative Appeals Tribunal Closing date: Sunday, 15 September 2019
Job Title: Associate
Division: General and Other Division
Branch: Registry Operations
Section: Brisbane Registry
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: $65,161 - $70,749
Location: Brisbane - QLD
Classification: APS Level 4
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: Several Positions

Job Description


The role of the Associate is to provide support to Members of the AAT in providing a review process that is accessible, fair, just, economical, informal and quick.

The Associate’s primary duties consist of undertaking legal research, assisting with the preparation of hearings and publication of orders, decisions and reasons for decisions, pre-hearing liaison with parties and their representatives, drafting simple directions and interlocutory orders.

We seek highly capable legal graduates (or those with substantially completed law degrees) who have effective communication and interpersonal skills, strong legal analysis, and welcome the challenges of a fast-paced and dynamic area of work within the AAT.

An Associate role within the AAT provides a platform for building key legal skills, the opportunity to work with members of the AAT, gain an insight into tribunal processes and experience in the application of administrative law principles.

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.

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

Please note that applicants who do not provide a statement addressing the selection criteria will not progress to shortlisting. Responses should be a maximum of 1000 words total for addressing the selection criteria.


Positions are available in Brisbane.

Some interstate travel may be required for this position.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Non-ongoing opportunities will be offered for a specified term of up to 12 months with a possibility of extension up to 3 years.

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

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: Kelly Amos, (07) 3052 3084
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 PS35-Mon - 26 Aug 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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