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Employment conditions

Our employees are engaged under the Public Service Act 1999 (Cth) and are subject to the terms and conditions of employment in the ACLEI Enterprise Agreement 2017-2020 and Public Service Act (Subsection 24(1)—Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity Non-SES Employees) Determination 2020/1.

To be eligible for employment with us, there are some mandatory conditions that you will need to meet.


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
  • complete a psychological assessment.

These checks for part of the suitability assessment for employment at ACLEI and assurance of your suitability to access Australian government resources.

ACLEI positions require a security clearance.  The position description and the external advertising for our vacancies identify what level of security clearance is required.

If you do not hold a valid security clearance you will need to undergo a vetting process, undertaken by the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA). As part of this process you must have a checkable background for the last 5 or 10 years depending on the required level of clearance. Information on the security clearance process is available on the AGSVA website.


All new ongoing engagements to the APS are subject to a 6-month probationary 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 any APS agency or the Australian Parliamentary Service are excluded from employment with ACLEI until the redundancy benefit period resulting from any redundancy payment received from that employer has expired.

Your exclusion period is linked to the level of redundancy benefit you have received. Further information regarding exclusion periods is provided on the APSC website.

Work health and safety

The responsibility for health and safety at work belongs to everyone.

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.

Formal qualifications

Some of our positions may require formal qualifications, in which case we will ask you to provide evidence of your qualification before starting employment with us.

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