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493414/FIRC - Various Opportunities within the Royal Commission

Job no: 493414
Work type: Casual/irregular/intermittent, Full time and part time
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Classification: APS Level 3, APS Level 4, APS Level 5-6 (Broadbanded), Executive Level 1, Executive Level 2


The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry will be established to consider the conduct of banks, insurers, financial services providers and superannuation funds (not including self-managed superannuation funds) to further ensure our financial system is working efficiently and effectively.

This will be a sensible, efficient and focussed inquiry into misconduct and practices falling below community standards and expectations. Most Australians are consumers of banking and financial services, and we all have the right to be treated honestly and fairly by banking and financial services providers.

Kenneth Hayne AC QC, a distinguished former High Court Judge is expected to be appointed as Royal Commissioner. The Commissioner has been asked to provide a final report scheduled by 1 February 2019.

The Temporary Employment Register is open for candidates to register their interest for employment. The temporary employment register enables the department to access appropriately skilled and experienced individuals at short notice for short term employment opportunities. 

Your application should indicate the areas of work you have expertise and experience in, the areas you are interested in, and also your qualifications.

Vacancies will be filled on a non-ongoing basis.  These roles will be for periods of up to 12-18 months.


The Royal Commission is seeking candidates from a range of disciplines who are interested in non-ongoing (temporary) employment opportunities currently available, or which may arise within the next 12 months. The positions will be located in Melbourne CBD.

Candidates are also sought for the Commonwealth’s representation before the Royal Commission.  The Commonwealth Representation Team is responsible for liaising with relevant Commonwealth departments whose interests may be affected by the Royal Commission.  Positions will be located in Canberra.

Positions may become available in the following disciplines:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Community Engagement
  • Communications, Marketing and Media
  • Executive Assistant
  • Human Resources
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Legal
  • Ministerial and Parliamentary
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Policy Research and Report Writing


Applicants must be Australian citizens to be eligible for employment.

The preferred applicant will be required to successfully undergo a police record check and be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at a specified clearance level. The preferred applicant must be willing to disclose all relevant and required information.

Applicants registering their interest for legal positions must hold a degree in law from an Australian tertiary institution or comparable overseas qualification, which, in the opinion of the Secretary, is appropriate to the duties of the office, or admission/eligible for immediate admission in Australia as a legal practitioner.

Applicants may be required to make a conflict of interest declaration prior to engagement.

An APS employee must disclose, and take reasonable steps to avoid, any conflict of interest (real or apparent) in connection with APS employment.

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