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Information for Applicants

Applying for a job with ACLEI

To apply for a job with ACLEI you must:

  • meet certain eligibility requirements
  • submit an application
  • be prepared to undergo a range of pre-employment screening processes if you are the successful candidate.

This page provides you with more information about these requirements. You should review this information carefully before submitting an application.

Eligibility requirements

To work with us, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • successfully complete a range of pre-employment integrity checks
  • be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the required level
  • satisfy a probationary period.

Some positions also require certain academic or professional qualifications.

ACLEI undertakes a range of pre-employment checks to confirm your eligibility and suitability to work with us. Providing false or misleading information as part of an application for an APS position, or omitting relevant information, may constitute a criminal offence or a breach of the APS Code of Conduct.

Preparing your application

To apply for an advertised job with ACLEI you must provide us with:

  • a completed application form, including the details of two referees
  • a 2-3 page resume outlining your employment history, qualifications and education
  • a 750 word statement of claims which addresses ACLEI’s generic selection criteria and any job-specific criteria.

Application form

The application form is included in the selection documentation for each position. In your application form you must provide us with the names and contact details of two referees. One of your referees must be your current manager or – if your current manager has not supervised you for more than three months – the person who has most recently supervised you for more than three months.


When you prepare your resume:

  • write your name and contact details at the top of your resume
  • do not include personal information such as marital status, age, height, photos, etc.
  • list your employment experience starting with your most recent employment
  • include your qualifications and education
  • keep each section uniform, using bullet points where appropriate
  • aim for 2-3 pages long
  • make sure your resume is accurate and complete.

Statement of claims

A great statement of claims is clear and concise.

It showcases your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications. We also care about how your personal qualities add value to the role you are applying for.

Use real examples from your work. You can also include examples from study or community experiences if they are relevant.

You should make sure your examples address our generic selection criteria and any job specific criteria. These are set out in the selection documentation for each position.

When writing an example, clearly explain:

  • the situation or problem
  • the role you took
  • the methods you used
  • any challenges you overcame
  • the outcome.

Other tips include:

  • Use active language, such as 'I led a team that…' not 'The team that [did this] was led by me'.
  • Back up your claims, such as 'I demonstrated strong negotiation skills when I …' not 'I have strong negotiation skills'.
  • Ensure your application is free from spelling and punctuation errors.

For further information on how to best prepare your statement of claims the APSC have produced a publication called Cracking the Code.

Lodging your application

Applications close at midnight on the advertised closing date.

You must submit your application via email to recruitment [at] aclei.gov.au.

Save your application, resume and statement of claims as PDF documents and email these to us from a current personal email address. We will use this email address to contact you about your application.

Sometimes large files will be blocked by ACLEI’s email system. When you submit your application, you should receive an automated acknowledgement of receipt. If you do not receive this acknowledgement please contact us as soon as possible, via different means, to ensure your application is received by the deadline.

The selection process

ACLEI recruitment processes are based on merit. The selection panel will assess all applications against the selection criteria for the position. The panel will then prepare a shortlist of people who will be invited to an interview. In some cases, the panel may determine the outcome of the process based on the applications submitted.

If you are shortlisted we will contact you to arrange an interview. We may then seek detailed referee reports from your nominated referees to corroborate your claims.

If you are not shortlisted you will be contacted after the selection process has been completed.

Pre-employment integrity checks

An offer of employment at ACLEI is conditional on the results of a number of pre-employment integrity checks which are designed to:

  • verify your identity
  • confirm your Australian citizenship
  • ensure ACLEI is aware of any relevant criminal history or potential conflicts of interest
  • assess your suitability for working in ACLEI’s particular operational environment.

You will need to:

  • provide us with 100 points of documentary identification, including evidence of Australian citizenship
  • declare any private interests, or interests of your immediate family, which could be relevant to working at ACLEI
  • complete an application for a National Police Check
  • complete an ACLEI security and integrity questionnaire
  • participate in a psychological assessment.

We will then:

  • verify any documents you have provided through IDMatch
  • assess your responses to or the results of the National Police Check, declaration of private interests, security and integrity questionnaire and psychological assessment to ensure your suitability to work in ACLEI.

If you are offered a job with ACLEI you should not take any steps to terminate your current employment until you know you have satisfied these conditions.

Employment conditions

Employment in ACLEI is governed by the Public Service Act 1999. For all employees up to and including the Executive Level 2 classification, ACLEI employment conditions are covered by the ACLEI Enterprise Agreement 2017-2020 and the Public Service (subsection 24(1) – Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity Non-SES Employees) Determination 2020/1.


If you are new to the APS, a probation period will apply to your employment.

How we treat your personal information

ACLEI is bound by the Privacy Act 1988, including the Australian Privacy Principles.

As part of the selection process, you must provide us with a range of personal information. We may disclose this information to other agencies as outlined above where it is necessary to validate your claims.

Accessibility and reasonable adjustments

If you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, speak to the vacancy contact officer.