NACC employees are engaged under the Public Service Act 1999 (Cth).

To work with us you must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • pass a National Police Check
  • obtain and maintain an Australian Government security clearance
  • not have received and Australian Public Service (APS) redundancy within a restricted period.

Security clearance

All NACC staff require a security clearance. The level of clearance depends on the role.

If you do not hold a valid security clearance you will need to undergo a security clearance by the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (see AGSVA website).

If we select you as a preferred candidate, we’ll send you the forms for the police check and security clearance.

Recruitment process

Our recruitment processes involve 3 stages:

  1. Application
  2. Selection
  3. Offer


You must register, complete an application form and submit your resume via NACC’s online recruitment system.

An information pack for each position is available on the Current vacancies page. It tells you what you need to include in your application and the closing date.

If you progress to interview stage, we will contact you to arrange an interview.


The selection process may include:

  • an interview with a selection panel (usually with 2-3 panel members)
  • reference checks (with at least one from a current supervisor)
  • a skills assessment


If we select you as the preferred candidate, we will make you a conditional offer of employment. The offer will be conditional on you satisfactorily completing NACC’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. We will 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 the NACC.

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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Recruitment privacy policy
The NACC recognises and respects your privacy and is committed to the Information Privacy Principles set out in the Privacy Act 1988 when you apply for a position, or commence employment with the NACC.