Applying for positions within Austrade


Australia Network on Disability logo

On 31 October 2013, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, Senator the Hon. Eric Abetz, announced interim recruiting arrangements for the Australian Public Service (APS).

As a result of these arrangements for many positions, only current ongoing APS employees will be eligible to apply. Notification of this will appear within the information for each advertised position.

If you are identified as the preferred candidate, your engagement will be conditional upon your meeting a number of pre-employment checks, including Australian citizenship, Health and Security Clearance/background checks.

Austrade is part of the Australian Public Service. Vacancies are open to Australian citizens only. Applications from people who have permanent resident status and are already booked for their citizenship ceremony within 3 months of the closing date for applications may be accepted, however will not be able to be employed until citizenship has been granted. In this circumstance an applicant should contact the recruitment manager via recruitment@austrade.gov.au seeking permission to apply.

Advertising vacancies

Austrade advertises each vacancy in the Australian Public Service Gazette.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted via Austrade’s Online Recruitment System. The application process requires you to complete an application form online and submit a resume for each role of interest. You are also required to provide a response to the Selection Criteria (see Selection Criteria Response).

The vacancy listing for each role contains a link to an Information for Applicants document which provides important information including selection criteria and Contact Officer details for any further queries relating to the specific role.

Progress of Applications/Feedback

You will be advised the progress and outcome of your application at each stage of the selection process. However, we are unable to provide detailed feedback to candidates not selected to progress to interview.

Applications for employment should be submitted only in response to an advertised vacancy. Austrade is unable to accept unsolicited resumes.

For further assistance using the application system please contact our Recruitment Officer on +61 2 6201 7331.