The ACMA is committed to fairness and equity in all selection processes and recognises merit as the primary basis for selection. The following information provides details of the steps involved in the ACMA's recruitment process.
You will be contacted soon after the closing date if you have been selected for interview.
Selections are based on merit and may include one or more assessment methods (e.g. written applications, referee reports, interviews or skills assessment).
Availability for interview
Interviews can occur any time after the date applications close and it is recommended that you be available for interview from that date.
You will need to provide the contact details of two referees. It is preferable that one of these referees is your immediate supervisor.
Progress of your application
Unsuccessful applicants will receive notification by email after the selection process has been completed.
Feedback is offered to all applicants on request. You should contact the nominated Contact Officer for feedback on your assessment.
Should you need assistance with building access, interpreters or other services, please discuss your requirements with the Contact Officer prior to attending an interview.
Salary on commencement
If you are successful in obtaining a position within the ACMA you will generally receive salary at the minimum point of the applicable salary range. However above the minimum pay point may be negotiated having regard to your experience, qualifications and skills and your likely corporate contribution.
The fact that you may be on a higher salary in your current position maybe a factor that is considered when determining commencing salary, however cannot be the only factor used to support a higher salary.
Please note: if you wish to negotiate a higher salary, this must be done before commencement and acceptance of an offer from the ACMA.
When considering whether or not you can justify commencing at a salary point above the minimum you need to have regard for the following factors:
- the length and nature of your experience in line with the current position;
- currency or recency of your experience;
- level of contribution you feel you can make immediately;
- relative worth in comparison with others performing similar work
It is appropriate for you to raise the issue of commencing salary during your interview or once you have been advised that you are the successful candidate.
All salary negotiations occur between you and the Chair of the Selection Panel. Should the Chair support an above base salary they will provide a submission to the Delegate for their consideration.
The Delegate has final approval for commencing salary above the base level.
ACMA temporary employment register
Information on the ACMA's temporary employment register is available on the ACMA website.