Information for applicants
It is in your interest to read the requirements for the application process – this could mean writing a ‘sales pitch’ or submitting ‘statements of claims’ against the selection criteria. Selection criteria are standards that measure a candidates abilities, skills and knowledge and are contained within the duty statement or job description.
Both the selection criteria and duty statement outline the minimum requirements necessary to do a job and are collectively called the selection documentation. These documents can be downloaded from this site along with other information to guide you in developing your application.
If your application does not address the requirements you may not get an interview as this is the basis for shortlisting applicants.
ACIAR is committed to workplace equity and diversity and encourages applications from Indigenous Australians, people with diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disability. We are in the process of improving the accessibility of our external website and internal information systems. If you need any assistance applying for a job, using our website or have any feedback please contact us.
Conditions of employment
APS and ACIAR’s Enterprise Agreement conditions of employment apply. Enterprise Agreement 2015-2018
It is ACIAR’s policy to engage successful applicants at the bottom of the salary range unless the candidate can substantiate a case for an above-base salary to be offered. Discussion of commencing salary must be done at the time of interview.
Temporary Employment Register
ACIAR has a temporary employment register for administrative/secretarial positions. There are very few short-term opportunities for professional/technical positions. Register for temporary employment here
Acknowledgement of applications
We do not acknowledge applications as a general rule but we would like to thank you for your interest in ACIAR.
Due to the high number of applications received by ACIAR, the Committee are unable to provide individual feedback to those candidates not selected for interview. The agency’s selection processes are governed by the requirements of the Public Service Act 1999. Candidates are judged individually against the relevant selection criteria as well as comparatively against other candidates for the position. The selection committee (usually three members) will determine applicants’ comparative merit for the position based on their application, performance at interview and comments from referees.
Applying for jobs within the Australian Public Service can be different from other types of job application processes, if you need advice on how to apply for jobs in the Australian Government try JobAccess or APS Jobs.
ACIAR House is located in the suburb of Bruce in the Australian Capital Territory. Map and directions