Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for employment with the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there are a number of requirements that you must meet the following requirements:
      Australian Citizenship - to be eligible for employment with the ABS, you must be an Australian citizen.

        Redundancy Benefits - if you have received a redundancy benefit from an APS agency or from the Australian Parliamentary Service, you are not normally considered for re-employment prior to the expiry of the redundancy benefit period. However a redundancy benefit recipient may be engaged as a non-ongoing (non-SES employee) subject to Australian Statistician approval. To confirm your eligibility please refer to the APSC website regarding Redundancy Benefits.

        Pre-employment Check - The ABS must verify you are of good health and character through a Health & Character Clearance. This involves:

          • Completing an online Medical Self-assessment and National Police Check
          • Confirming the details given in your employment application (including employment history, employment references, educational qualifications, and professional memberships

    If the ABS receives unsatisfactory reports or delays on any of the above eligibility checks, you may be assessed as unsuitable for employment. If you have been offered a position, the offer may be withdrawn.

    Note: If you are offered employment with the ABS, and are not currently an ongoing employee of the APS, your employment is subject a six month period of probation, during which time your conduct and work performance will be assessed to ascertain whether you are suitable for continued employment.