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What ACLEI does

The Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) works to provide independent assurance about the integrity of Australian Government law enforcement agencies. Read more about ACLEI.

ACLEI staff members perform a range of roles including:

  • investigating allegations of corruption
  • gathering and analysing intelligence and data
  • providing corruption prevention advice and support
  • supporting our investigations through legal advice or other capabilities
  • enabling all of these functions through high quality corporate services.

Our staff come from a range of backgrounds including law enforcement, legal, public and private sector.

Our values and culture

ACLEI Values Chart

Our values and behaviours complement the Australian Public Sector Values and Code of Conduct:

A key focus of ACLEI’s culture is our understanding and commitment to create a diverse and inclusive environment to bring out the best in our people. ACLEI is a supportive and inclusive workplace. If you are looking for a job where you can make a difference, you are strongly encouraged to apply for advertised vacancies.

We encourage applications from the diverse Australian community including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability, people of all ages and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We accommodate requests for reasonable adjustment for people with disabilities under the RecruitAbility scheme. If you have a specific requirement in order to participate in an interview, please indicate this during the application process.

Why work for ACLEI?

In addition to the interesting and valuable work we do, we offer generous working conditions and encourage flexible working arrangements.

Some of our benefits include:

  • competitive rates of pay and 15.4% superannuation
  • 14 weeks’ paid maternity leave
  • 10 days’ paid supporting partner’s leave upon the birth or adoption or fostering a child
  • an additional 3 days’ paid leave between Christmas and New Year
  • flexible working arrangements such as part-time work, flexible hours of work, and technology that supports hybrid working arrangements
  • ability to purchase additional leave
  • access to salary packaging
  • access to an Employee Assistance Program for help with personal and work-related matters
  • access to annual influenza vaccines
  • reimbursement of up to $225pa for approved health and wellbeing related clothing and equipment
  • a high-performance culture that provides an environment for capability development, via on the job experiences and more traditional learning and development opportunities.
  • access to studies assistance and,
  • service allowance of $1,774 per year to recognise the security needs of working at ACLEI.

For more information, see our employment terms and conditions in Public Service Act (Subsection 24(1)—Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity Non-SES Employees) Determination 2020/1 and ACLEI Enterprise Agreement 2017 – 2020.

Where we work

We have offices in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne, and some of our people also work remotely from a variety of other locations. Flexible work and home-based working arrangements are generally available to all staff.

What our staff have to say

The Australian Public Service (APS) employee census collects information on important workforce issues, such as:

  • job satisfaction
  • employee engagement
  • performance management
  • leadership
  • general impressions from APS employees.

Download Employee Census reports, which show data specific to ACLEI:

Applying to work for us

ACLEI employees are engaged under the Public Service Act 1999 (Cth) and are subject to the terms and conditions of employment in:

You must be an Australian citizen to be eligible to apply for all vacancies with ACLEI.

Pre-employment screening and security clearances

Before an offer of Australian Public Service (APS) employment is made, as part of our pre-employment checks you will need to:

  • provide 100 points of identification documentation to verify your identity and confirm Australian citizenship
  • undergo an Australian Federal Police National Police Check
  • complete a security and integrity questionnaire, and in some cases additional suitability processes dependant on the role you have applied for

All ACLEI positions require a security clearance. The level of clearance required may be different for each role advertised.  If you do not hold a valid security clearance you will need to undergo a security clearance by the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA). Information on the security clearance process is available on the AGSVA website.

Formal qualifications

We will ask you to provide evidence of your qualification for positions requiring formal qualifications.


All new ongoing engagements to the APS are subject to a 6-month probation period, during which we help you understand what is required of you in your new role, assess your suitability to work in the APS and set you up for success in your new role.


Former staff of the Australian Public Service (APS) or the Australian Parliamentary Service who received a redundancy benefit are limited in their subsequent APS employment for a restricted periord. The circumstances where the restrictions apply are set out in section 66 of the Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2022.

Work health and safety

Everyone who works at and visits our offices must comply with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (including the Regulations and Codes of Practice). This includes our employees, contractors, consultants and visitors.

Our recruitment process

Our advertised recruitment processes involve 3 stages:

  1. Application
  2. Selection
  3. Offer


The Selection Documentation for each position, available on the Current Vacancies page, will provide you with details about what you need to include in your application and the closing date.

All applications must be submitted via ACLEI’s Online Recruitment System. The application process requires you to register and complete an application form online and submit a resume.

If you do not progress to interview stage, you will be notified by email. Should you progress to interview stage, we will contact you to arrange an interview.


The selection process can include:

  • an interview with a selection panel (usually made up of 2-3 panel members)
  • reference checks (up to 2 verbal references will be taken, with at least one from a current supervisor)
  • a skills assessment, either at the application or interview stage (for some recruitment processes).


If you are the preferred candidate, we will make you a conditional offer of employment.  The offer will be conditional on you satisfactorily completing ACLEI’s pre-employment screening process.

If you proceed through this process, we will make you a formal offer, including a proposed salary and commencement date and provide information about your employment conditions and other relevant employment and security documentation.

If your application is unsuccessful we will notify you by email once the recruitment process has been finalised.

Your privacy

We collect personal information from you when you apply for a job at ACLEI.

Any personal information you provide is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 and will only be used for recruitment purposes. For more information read our Recruitment Privacy Policy.

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