How to apply

To apply for a job with us, use our online recruitment system. This is where you'll see our current vacancies, and submit your application.

Contact us if you would like to know more about the selection process, security clearances or pre-appointment checks.

Your eligibility

Australian citizen or resident

You must be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident to apply for an ongoing or permanent job at CASA.

Security clearances

Generally, you must be an Australian citizen to apply for roles that require a security clearance of baseline or above. The security clearance required will be clear in the role documentation.

Qualifications

As a government regulator, formal qualifications are important for some of our roles. If you’re applying for a role that has mandatory qualifications, you must show us that you meet them. Highlight them in your resume and submission.

Desirable qualifications are not formal requirements, but may help to support your application.

Job information

CASA doesn't accept general applications, so you must apply for a specific job.

Each job will have a role description and other information to give you the details you need to start your application.

We also list a contact officer on the role description. They can give you an overview of the role, and answer your questions.

You must submit your application by 11:59pm AEST on the closing date listed in the vacancy.

Apply online

We use an online application system. We do not accept emailed applications.

You access this system by using the green apply button at the top left of the job vacancy. If you need help using the online application tool or have trouble accessing it, contact us.

How to submit your application

Your application must be received by the closing date. The closing time for all vacancies is 11:59pm Canberra, Australian Capital Territory time. It is your responsibility to ensure the deadline is met. If an extension of time is required, please seek permission from the CASA Recruitment Team and the advertised contact person. An extension may be granted at the discretion of the selection committee, but this is not guaranteed.

Each job has instructions on how to apply and the maximum size of your application. These may vary depending on the job you are applying for.

You will only be able to attach 2 documents to your submission.

Your resume

Include a current resume. Highlight any formal qualifications required in your resume.

Your pitch

You will need to write a pitch to summarise your claims for the position.

Your pitch should be relevant to the requirements in the role profile. Provide specific examples of what you have accomplished and how you did it to demonstrate your experience and abilities to perform the role.

Your references

You may include contact details for 2 referees in your resume or you can bring this information with you to the interview.

At least one referee needs to be a current or recent work supervisor who has a good understanding of your work achievements.

Submit your application

After you have submitted your application, the system will send you an email. This confirms we've received it.

If you don't get this email within 24 hours, contact us.

After you submit your application

A CASA selection panel of 2-3 people will review all applications. The panel will create a short list of candidates.

For most jobs, we can advise candidates within 1-2 weeks of the closing date. We'll only invite short listed candidates to attend an interview. We'll let you know by email if you're not shortlisted.

Interviews

We usually hold interviews 1-2 weeks after shortlisting. Most are are face-to-face, but we may also do phone and virtual interviews.

Most interviews last around an hour. They will involve questions based around the role requirements.

You will also be able to ask questions about the role or our organisation.

Additional tasks and assessments

We may also ask you to:

  • complete an assessment task
  • complete a psychometric assessment
  • attend an assessment centre
  • have a second interview.

Psychometric assessments involve verbal, numerical or abstract reasoning. They may also involve occupational and behavioural preferences.

The results are not a pass or fail. They:

  • provide us with another perspective
  • give us a fuller picture of you as the candidate
  • can indicate areas of development for you if you join us.

After interviews

After the interview, we contact references.

Once we make and approve our final decision, the panel chair will provide the successful candidate with a verbal offer of employment.

The panel chair will also contact unsuccessful interviewed candidates.

Onboarding process

After the verbal offer, there are a few more things in the pre-employment process before you can be provided with a formal written offer.

Pre-appointment checks

As part of the pre-appointment process, you will be asked to complete a pre-employment Conflict of Interest declaration. You should read our conflict of interest policy. It explains how we identify, assess and manage conflicts of interest between a person's private interests and their responsibilities as CASA officers. We will also check:

  • identity
  • criminal history - a police criminal history check is required for all new staff
  • qualifications - we will validate and confirm your qualifications.

Alcohol and drug tests

If you apply for a safety sensitive job, you will take a pre-employment alcohol and drug test before we confirm an offer of employment.

Recognition of prior service

We recognise previous government service. You can ask your existing or previous employer to complete a Recognition of prior service (PDF 125.13 KB) form on your behalf.

Probation

All new staff have a 6 or 12 month probation period, depending on the role.

Privacy

We respect your right to privacy and protecting your personal information. We’re bound by the information privacy principles in the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth).

We'll only use the information you provide in your application to assess you for the vacancy you applied for. If your application is unsuccessful and we think you might be suited to another position, we will ask for your permission before referring your application to any other vacancies.

Unless you tell us otherwise, we will keep your details and store them in accordance with our record management policy.

Last updated:
16 Jun 2022
Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//about-us/careers/how-apply
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