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The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) is 1,000 people strong and offers challenging and rewarding opportunities to provide mission critical intelligence at all levels from government to the community.

If you would like to be a part of Australia's National Intelligence Community and work with some of the country's most innovative, passionate and intelligent people, apply for a position with us now.

If you don’t think you quite meet all of the qualifications, we’d still love to hear from you – find your fit with the ACIC.

Application process and requirements

We understand that our application process can be long – but we promise it’s worth it. Here are some of the finer details. More information for specific roles, can be found in the candidate information kits.

If you require more information or need assistance with your application, please contact our recruitment team via email

Generally, you will be asked to provide: a short pitch outlining your skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role; your resume; and referee details. This is an opportunity to tell us why you are the best fit for the agency. Shortlisted candidates may then be asked to participate in an interview or provide work sample tests.

The ACIC Capability Framework defines the workforce capabilities required to operate in the ACIC, as we build and maintain the skills we need for the future. The framework supports the requirements of all roles in the ACIC which is then complemented by specific skills and knowledge relevant to each discipline.

The capability framework is reinforced by our desired cultural traits and consists of 2 elements:

  1. Core capabilities comprising agency-wide skills and knowledge.
  2. Technical capabilities comprising job-specific skills and knowledge.

Given our role, powers and access to information, staff employed at the ACIC must also meet the highest integrity standards and accountability. Potential employees must satisfy an Organisational Suitability Assessment prior to being offered a role. The process will involve character and background screening, as well as psychological assessment. Our character standards have further information:

Successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a minimum Negative Vetting Level 1 security clearance. If you don’t already have a clearance, often you will be able to start with us while this is processing.

ACIC employees must also be Australian citizens, under section 22(8) of the Public Service Act 1999, unless otherwise agreed by the agency head.