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Application process

For detailed information on applying for jobs at the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, including the employment screening and security clearance requirements, read the applicant information kit.


To be eligible to work at the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, applications must adhere to the following requirements:

  • Citizenship—Applicants to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission must be Australian citizens (unless there are exceptional circumstances).
  • Security assessment—Applicants must be willing to undertake a security assessment to the requisite standard.
  • Medical examination—Applicants must be willing to undergo a medical examination if applicable.
  • Redundancy—Applicants who have received a redundancy benefit from an APS agency or a non-APS Commonwealth employer are generally ineligible for engagement as an ongoing employee until the expiry of their redundancy period.

Addressing selection criteria

We have a 600 word limit per criterion unless otherwise stated.

It is important to provide evidence to back up your claims. Where possible use actual examples of what you have done, how well you did it, what you achieved, and how it relates to the requirements of the job. The STAR model can help you form your answer.

  • Situation—set the context by describing the circumstance where you used the skills or qualities and gained the experience.
  • Task—what was your role?
  • Actions—what did you do and how did you do it?
  • Results—what did you achieve? What was the end result and how does it relate to the job you are applying for?

For help addressing selection criteria in the public service, refer to the Australian Public Service Commission’s publications Fact Sheet 5: Addressing selection criteria and Cracking the Code.

Submitting your application

Your full application, including your statement of claims against the selection criteria and your CV must be submitted through the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission Online eRecruit website by the specified closing date.

Please note that late applications will not be accepted, unless an extension has been granted by the convenor.

If you have any issues submitting your application, please email recruitment [at] acic.gov.au

Selection process


You will be regarded as being available for interview from the date the applications close, unless notified at the time of submitting your application.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to participate in a panel interview, workplace assessment psychometric testing, or assessment centre (where appropriate).

The selection panel may decide that interviews are not necessary and make the decision to fill the vacancy based on written applications and referee reports only.

If granted an interview, the selection panel will assess an applicant’s capabilities against the selection criteria.

Reference checks

It is not necessary to provide a written supervisor/referee report with your application unless specifically requested in the selection documentation. However, contact details for your current supervisor and one other referee should be provided.

Employment screening and security clearance requirements

Applicants must be willing to undertake a security assessment to the requisite standard, including:

All staff in the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission are required to obtain and maintain a minimum Negative Vetting Level 1 security clearance.

Selection results

Unsuccessful applicants will receive notification via email. Feedback is available upon request from the recruitment [at] acic.gov.au (Recruitment team) once the process is finalised.

Last updated
30 June 2016