Eligibility and conditions of your engagement

If you are not currently employed in the APS and are selected for employment with the Department, you will be subject to the following conditions of engagement:

Australian Citizenship - you should be an Australian citizen.

Redundancy Benefit - if you have received a voluntary redundancy benefit from an APS agency or non APS Commonwealth employer, your exclusion period must have expired before you can commence duty.

Probation - a probationary period of three months applies on engagement.

Identity, Character and Security checks - successful candidates will be required to produce confirmation of their identity and consent to a police check.

Code of Conduct - successful candidates are required to familiarise themselves with and abide by the APS Code of Conduct and Values.

Qualifications - if you list any formal qualifications on your application, you must be able to provide original copies.

Health Check - you will be asked to complete an Employment Health Declaration form prior to engagement. This form will be used to identify any potential workplace assessments which may be required.

Content Updated: 25 June 2012