How to apply for a job at TEQSA

Our recruitment and selection processes are fair and transparent, providing you with an opportunity to demonstrate your skills, abilities, and experience relevant to the job.

If you have a disability and need an adjustment to be made to the assessment process, please don’t hesitate to let the nominated contact person or recruitment team know so that we can accommodate your needs.

Eligibility to work with us

TEQSA requires Australian citizenship as a condition of engagement.

Successful applicants must also undergo and satisfy a National Police Check (NPC) and be able to obtain and maintain an Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) clearance to Baseline/Negative Vetting Level 1 status, supported by TEQSA.

TEQSA supports workplace diversity and values the contribution of people from diverse backgrounds. In particular, applications are encouraged from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, and people with cultural and linguistic diversity.

Is this the right job for me?

Before applying for a particular job:

  • read the job advertisement carefully, in particular the How to apply section which contains specific information about what is required from you
  • review the Candidate Information Pack (CIP) to gain a broad understanding of the role
  • determine if you possess the key requirements of the role (our ideal candidate and qualifications and experience sections of the CIP) and consider if you are the right person for the job.

If, at any stage during the application process, you need clarification or more information about the position, please call the contact person listed on the advertisement.

Applying for jobs at TEQSA

When applying for jobs, you must follow the How to Apply instructions as outlined in the job advertisement and the Candidate Information Pack. You will also need to provide a copy of your current resume.

For assistance with preparing your pitch, you may wish to refer to Australian Public Service Work Level Standards relevant to the job classification level and read Cracking the code: How to apply for jobs in the Australian Public Service.


Our selection processes are merit-based. We use a competitive selection process and assess a candidate's suitability based on their skills, experience, knowledge, and the attributes required for the role. We also assess personal qualities such as honesty, integrity, and cultural fit.


Usually, a selection panel of 2 or 3 people assess the merit of each application. The methods they use may include:

  • written applications (resume and cover letter/pitch)
  • behavioural interviews
  • written tasks
  • referee comments.

We choose the type of assessment to suit the job type and the specific business environment.

The process

Our most commonly used process is to:

  • review your online application
  • shortlist candidates
  • use a next-stage assessment process, such as interviews and/or written tasks
  • contact referees
  • create a merit pool or list
  • notify candidates about the process outcome (including placement in the pool)
  • select the best candidate when we have a vacancy to fill
  • contact the successful candidate with a job offer.

Please note: creating, using and sharing merit lists is a common practice in the Australian Public Service (APS) for similar vacancies. This means that if you are in our merit pool, we may contact you about a job opportunity in another agency. Merit pools are valid up to 18 months from the advertised vacancy date.

Applying for our Temporary (Non-ongoing) Employment Registers

From time-to-time, TEQSA requires people across a range of classification levels and business areas to fill short-term vacancies caused by staff movements or to assist with a temporary increase in workload. To help us achieve this, we maintain two registers of interested applicants for use by managers to fill temporary (non-ongoing) roles up to a maximum period of 18 months.

Opportunities vary across classification levels and may be full-time or part-time for a specified term or a specified task based on TEQSA’s needs. Candidates may register interest in temporary employment at TEQSA by completing an application for the General or Regulatory Operations register.

Applying or becoming active on our registers does not guarantee an offer of employment. Applicants will only be contacted if a vacancy arises that matches their skills, qualifications and/or experience.

Our Temporary Employment Registers are advertised along with other TEQSA roles on our online job portal.

Your privacy

Remember to read our privacy policy. The policy describes how privacy principles are applied, how and why data is collected and how it is stored. It also outlines circumstances when your information can be disclosed.

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