Why work with us

As part of CASA, you will be part of something bigger by contributing to Australian aviation safety. When you work with us you'll do challenging and varied work and be recognised for your contribution.

We offer our staff competitive pay, generous leave entitlements and options to work flexibly. We also aim to improve staff health and wellbeing, provide a supportive workplace and encourage staff to continue to learn and develop.

Competitive pay

We pay our staff fairly and offer competitive benefits compared with other aviation industry employers. This includes 15.4% superannuation on your determined salary for superannuation purposes and various salary packaging options.

The current Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019 sets out our employment terms and conditions.

CASA's determination 2022/01 sets out the salary and allowance increases which take effect from 17 November 2022.

Generous leave entitlements

Our enterprise agreement (EA) offers:

  • 20 days of annual leave each year
  • the chance to buy more annual leave
  • 18 days of personal or carer’s leave each year
  • long service leave after 10 years of service
  • maternity leave
  • parental leave
  • the chance to bring your annual leave from other Australian Government departments or agencies.

Flex time

A flex time system is also available for staff employed as up to and including Corporate Services Level 3. You can find more information in the CASA Enterprise Agreement.

Christmas shut down

Our offices close during the Christmas and New Year period to give our staff a break and a chance to spend some time with family and friends. This is extra leave to the regular annual leave entitlement.

Workplace flexibility

We offer a flexible and supportive environment to encourage staff to live a balanced lifestyle, including:

  • flexible work arrangements
  • school holiday childcare subsidy
  • paid supporting partner leave
  • adoption leave.

Health and wellbeing

We aim to improve the health and wellbeing of our people. Some of the ways we do this are through:

  • work station assessments
  • hearing tests
  • annual flu vaccinations
  • worksite health assessments
  • other health and wellbeing programs.

A safe and supportive working environment

You can expect to work in an environment that is free from discrimination, harassment and bullying.

We also have an employee assistance program (EAP). Our EAP provider offers professional and confidential counselling on work and personal matters. All staff and their immediate family members can access our EAP.

Diverse and inclusive

You will receive fair and equitable treatment when applying for a job with us and all our employment decisions are based on merit.

We value our people and the valuable contribution that social and cultural diversity brings to our work. Read more about our inclusion strategy.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Our Reconciliation Action Plan includes initiatives to support and improve our Indigenous recruitment and retention. These include special leave for employees from an Indigenous cultural background and targeted employment programs.

Read more about our Indigenous employment programs and see our current vacancies page.

Disability employment statement of commitment

We are a welcoming, accessible and inclusive workplace that recognises the valuable contribution people with disability can make to our workforce.

Our senior leaders champion our hiring processes, inclusive culture, and values by:

  • encouraging all employees to raise their awareness about the issues of those living with disability entering the workforce
  • working with prospective employees to remove barriers to employment
  • building more diverse teams of talented workers
  • being as transparent as possible during the hiring process
  • not discriminating against prospective, or existing, employees with disability
  • finding new ways to upskill and train employees through new technology and resources
  • making reasonable adjustments for prospective employees with disability during the selection process
  • making reasonable adjustments for new, or existing, employees with disability
  • supporting and promoting employees with disability to work with their team no matter their location, physical, or psychological ability
  • having an active team that fosters, and promotes, the employment of people with disability. Employees and the CASA Abilities Network team will also accommodate the needs of existing employees with a disability.

Contact us if you have particular requirements that need to be met in order to submit your application, participate in an interview or attend an assessment centre.


We aim to give our staff the support they need to excel. Our range of initiatives include:

  • flexible work options
  • job sharing
  • paid parenting leave
  • comprehensive parenting leave support program.

See the CASA Enterprise Agreement for more benefits of working with us.

Developing our people

Working with us, you'll learn from some of the most experienced people in the Australian aviation industry and help make our skies safer.

We use online and face-to-face training for our staff and encourage all staff to further their ongoing professional development.

We also offer financial support and paid leave for further study at a tertiary level for staff that meet our eligibility criteria and have manager approval.

Find out more about how we develop our staff.

Last updated:
22 Mar 2023
Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//about-us/careers/why-work-us
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