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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

The ACCC aims to maintain and promote competition and remedy market failure, protect the interests and safety of consumers, support fair trading in markets and promote the economically efficient operation of, use of and investment in monopoly infrastructure. People assist the ACCC to achieve these goals by undertaking one or more the following tasks:

  1. review   submissions for mergers by assessing and reviewing mergers to prevent   structural changes to a market that substantially lessen competition.
  2. review   applications for authorisation and notification of certain anti-competitive   conduct to evaluate if such arrangements or conduct may result in a net public   benefit and warrant exemption from the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
  3. review,   investigate, gather, interpret, analyse, assess, distil key issues and make   recommendations based on:
    1. information   and evidence identified and gathered by the ACCC/AER
    2. technically   complex revenue proposals from regulated businesses
    3. submissions   from stakeholders including market participants, governments and consumer   groups
    4. Market   incidents and matters in regulated markets relevant to the Competition and   Consumer Act 2010 and other regulatory instruments under which the ACCC and   AER have responsibilities.
  4. applying   the tools available to us to resolve matters (including education,   administrative undertakings, court enforceable undertakings, infringement   notices, recalls and litigation) and use judgement to determine the   circumstances in which it is suitable to use these tools.
  5. prepare   correspondence to regulated entities and other external stakeholders,   governance papers, market reports, guidelines and instructions to external   legal service providers.
  6. contribute   to the development and implementation of effective compliance strategies to   raise awareness and influence business behaviour.

People at the APS 6 and EL classifications will also lead and/or support people by managing small teams and providing coaching, guidance and direction. For more information, visit ACCC website.

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC)

ACIC is Australia's national criminal intelligence agency. Our vision is for a safer Australia that is better connected, informed and capable of responding to crime.

We work with our state and territory, national and international partners on investigations and to collect intelligence to improve the national ability to respond to crime impacting Australia. Our coercive powers give us a unique intelligence collection capability and allow us to inform and provide critical contributions to national strategies to combat serious and organised crime, cybercrime and national security threats.

We are the conduit for sharing criminal information and intelligence between all state, territory and Commonwealth law enforcement agencies. We provide national criminal information and intelligence services to more than 70,000 police officers and other accredited users on a daily basis to keep them, and the Australian community safe.

Our role includes reducing serious and organised crime threats of most harm to Australians and the national interest, and providing national policing information systems and services.

We do this by:

  • Enhancing the national picture across the spectrum of crime by developing strategic criminal intelligence assessments and advice on national crime.
  • Working with international and domestic partners to disrupt the activities of serious and organised crime targets and reduce their impact on Australia.
  • Conducting special operations and special investigations addressing priority areas.
  • Developing and maintaining national information and intelligence sharing services and systems.


Working with us

  • We employ people from a range of professional disciplines and are committed to building a diverse workforce and providing a supportive, inclusive and respectful work environment.
  • We welcome people with diverse skills, experiences, perspectives and different backgrounds, and encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature-age people.

Visit the website for more information.

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA)

APRA offers unmatched exposure to the Australian banking, insurance and superannuation industries, APRA offers the opportunity for trainees to kick-start their professional career.

Many organisations give you a start in the finance industry. Few give you a view from the top of the entire finance industry from day one. Even fewer actually shape the industry’s future. In Australia, there’s only one. APRA offers diverse opportunities and experience across the entire financial services industry.

APRA oversees:

  • authorised deposit-taking institutions   (such as banks, building societies and credit unions)
  • general insurers
  • life insurers
  • friendly societies
  • private health insurers
  • reinsurance companies, and
  • superannuation funds (other than   self-managed funds).

Under the legislation that APRA administers, APRA is tasked with protecting the interests of depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.  APRA promotes financial system stability by working closely with the Australian Treasury, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Working with Us

Our people gain experience at the forefront of a changing and complex industry from day one. No exceptions. We carry out prudential reforms which shape the future of Australia’s financial services industry to better protect policyholders, depositors and superannuation fund members. We employ a diverse range of highly skilled professionals to supervise financial institutions, or provide specialist advice to our front-line supervisors.

Visit the website here.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

ASIC is Australia’s integrated corporate, markets, financial services and consumer credit regulator.

ASIC’s vision is for a fair, strong and efficient financial system for all Australians.

To realise our vision we will use all our regulatory tools to:

  • change behaviours to drive good consumer and investor outcomes;
  • act against misconduct to maintain trust and integrity in the financial system;
  • promote the strong and innovative development of the financial system;
  • help Australians to be in control of their financial lives.

There is a reason for everything we do, every law we regulate, every action we take, every interaction we have with industry and consumers. We’re proud of the difference we make.

We inform. We educate. We regulate.

A future with ASIC means that you will work alongside those at the forefront of regulatory practice.

We value what you’ll bring. We value those who have sharp analytical minds and are open to challenging the way things are done. Our opportunities cover all career stages from entry to leadership level.

To learn more visit the ASIC website here.

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)

AUSTRAC is Australia's financial intelligence agency with regulatory responsibility for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing.

We identify threats and criminal abuse of the financial system, and act to protect Australia's economy. We also work in partnership with industry and government agencies in Australia and overseas to:

  • help keep   Australia safe from financial and other serious crime
  • build and   maintain trust in Australia's financial system as part of the global   community.

Read more about AUSTRAC’s role as Australia’s Financial Intelligence Unit and AML/CTF Regulator here.

Commonwealth Ombudsman

The purpose of the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman (the Office) is to:

  • provide assurance that the Australian   Government entities and prescribed private sector organisations the Office   oversights, act with integrity and treat people fairly, and
  • influence enduring systemic improvement in   public administration in Australia and the region.

Our role

The Office ensures administrative action by Australian Government agencies is fair and accountable by handling complaints, conducting investigations, performing audits and inspections, encouraging good administration and undertaking other specialist functions.

The Office influences improvement in public administration in the region through collaboration with partner agencies.

The Commonwealth Ombudsman performs the following specialist roles:

Commonwealth Ombudsman—Specialist Roles

Defence Force


Law Enforcement

Industry functions

Postal Industry

Overseas Students

Private Health Insurance

VET Student Loans


The Commonwealth Ombudsman is also the ACT Ombudsman. Visit the website here for more information.

Department of Defence

Working in the Defence APS you will enable the Navy, Army and Air Force to defend Australia and its national interests through supporting their daily operations. You may gain exposure to high profile Defence, Government and National Intelligence Community representatives.

Your work will cover critical issues, including support to military operations, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, regional security, foreign military capabilities and weapons systems, cyber threats and defence-related technologies.

You will work with a diverse group of men and women and will undertake rewarding work that enhances Defence’s capability. Within Defence there are also excellent learning and development opportunities enabling you to expand your career horizons in this diverse organisation.

Visit the website here.