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Clean Energy Regulator
Position Level: 
APS Level 3
$65,130 to $70,503
Canberra ACT
Job type: 
Closing date: 
23 May 2021
To event remaining 17 days

About Clean Energy Regulator

The Clean Energy Regulator is the Government body responsible for administering legislation to reduce carbon emissions and increase the use of clean energy.

The Clean Energy Regulator has administrative responsibilities for the:

  • National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme, under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007
  • Emissions Reduction Fund, under the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011
  • Renewable Energy Target, under the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000, and
  • Australian National Registry of Emissions Units, under the Australian National Registry of Emissions Units Act 2011.

Our purpose is to accelerate carbon abatement for Australia. 

We work with our stakeholders and clients including Australian Government departments and agencies, industry bodies, liable entities, and the community to provide regulatory services and technical policy development of the highest standard.

Graduate Development Program

The Clean Energy Regulator Graduate Development Program will provide you with the opportunity to develop well-rounded knowledge of the work of the agency, gain experience in the public sector and develop a deep understanding of Australia’s biggest policy developments.

Key duties

Participants of the 2022 Graduate Program will experience:

  • three rotations over a 11-month program, commencing February 2022
  • the opportunity to provide preferences for two of the rotations
  • an intensive and engaging development program which has been aligned with the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC)
  • a comprehensive calendar of learning and development, networking events and activities (APSC)
  • the opportunity to produce and present a major project by collaborating with other graduates
  • a mentor and buddy program to help develop new skills and help you align your experience and knowledge with the agency

During your graduate year, you will work in three areas of our agency. The rotations structure allows us to give our graduates a wide range of experiences. By working across business areas, graduates develop an understanding of the agency’s work in the administration of climate change policies and regulation of carbon and renewable energy markets.

Training and career development
Throughout the program you will be provided with the necessary training and development required to be effective in your role and to provide you with the foundation skills required to launch your APS career. Through participation in the program, graduates will gain relevant knowledge and skills in government administration as well as the expertise required to be an effective technical specialist within the Clean Energy Regulator.

Organisational support
In addition to formal training you will also receive individual support from Buddy’s (former Graduates), Mentors (Executive staff from the Agency) and from the Graduate Coordinator. As a Graduate you will also have the opportunity to be involved in events management for the agency’s social club.


  • Generous remuneration package.
  • Four weeks annual leave.
  • Shut-down period between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • Assistance with relocating to Canberra (if required).
  • What we are looking for in a Graduate

The Clean Energy Regulator is looking for individuals with the ability to:

  • work collaboratively,
  • demonstrate initiative,
  • communicate effectively,
  • contribute to a respectful, fair and honest workplace,
  • resilience – Ability to adjust to change,
  • self-awareness- recognise oneself – be aware of how others see you,
  • have the flexibility and ability to work in a changing environment,
  • interest in applying public policy, and
  • deliver with a client focus.


This position is a security-assessed position. The successful applicant will be required to hold, or be able to obtain, a Baseline security clearance.

All applicants must be Australian citizens.


To be eligible for this program, you will need to:

  • have completed an undergraduate degree or higher in the last three years or be in your last year of study (to be completed by January 2022),
  • have maintained a credit (or equivalent) average throughout the degree,
  • be an Australian citizen or receive Australian citizenship status by January 2022,
  • be willing to relocate to Canberra (relocation assistance will be offered to the successful applicants), and
  • be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance to a minimum of Baseline level.

We are looking for high-caliber, motivated graduates with a wide-range of qualifications and experiences, including, but not limited to:

  • Business and Management
  • Creative Arts
  • Engineering and Mathematics
  • Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • IT and Computer Science
  • Law, Legal Studies and Justice
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Property and Built Environment
  • Sciences
  • Teaching and Education.

Additional eligibility requirements – Affirmative Measure

  • Eligible applicants are only persons:
  • Of aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, and
  • Who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, and
  • Who are accepted by their community as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

As a part of the application submission process you will be required to upload a document that confirms your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage.


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.

This vacancy is advertised under Affirmative Measure provisions and are only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants. To be eligible to apply under these provisions, please refer to ‘Additional eligibility requirements’.

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 people.This vacancy has been nominated for filling within the Agencies Graduate program. A graduate program is a structured, on the job program, designed to introduce graduates to an APS organisation. They receive training and development, mentoring and on the job support.RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information visit: https://www.apsc.gov.au/recruitability

For more information: 
Sara Quintus-Bosz
(02) 6159 3246
Position number: 
CER 040/21