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Australian Communications and Media Authority

  • 100 - 500 employees

ACMA 2020 Graduate Program

Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne (Engineering vacancies only in Canberra and Melbourne)

The ACMA has exciting generalist opportunities in our Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra offices and also engineering opportunities in our Canberra and Melbourne offices 

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies

Application dates

Applications Open
4 Apr 2019
Applications Close
16 May 2019

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Graduation Results
65 - 74% WAM (Credit)
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Civil Engineering & Construction
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Materials Engineering
Computer Graphics & Animation
Data Science
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration & Management
Human Resources
Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Communication & Media Studies
Music & Performing Arts
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
Archaeology & History
Humanities (all other)
Politics & Policy Studies
Social Science (all other)
Theology & Comparative Religion
Social Work & Sociology
Legal Studies
Dentistry & Dental Science
Nutrition & Dietetics
Medicine & Medical Science
Nursing & Midwifery
Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Public Health
Psychology & Counselling
Exercise & Sports Science
Architecture & Interior Design
Building & Construction
Property, Land & Real Estate
Agricultural Science & Management
Earth Sciences
Physics & Astronomy
Sciences (all other)
General Education Studies

The ACMA has exciting generalist opportunities in our Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra offices and also engineering opportunities in our Canberra and Melbourne offices for graduates who complete their degrees by 31 December 2019.

As a small agency, the ACMA offers a personalised program with practical, hands-on experience and support.


  • An exciting 11-month program
  • Three challenging rotations to broaden your understanding of the ACMA and develop your capabilities
  • Starting salary of $64,691 (APS 3) with advancement upon completion
  • Generous leave conditions and employer superannuation contributions
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Participation in the 2020 Australian Public Service (APS) Graduate Development Program, which includes travel to Canberra for workshops
  • A positive network of supervisors, mentoring by senior staff and guidance from a workplace buddy
  • A dedicated graduate coordinator
  • Assistance with relocation costs

Shape your future in a fast-moving environment, in areas that matter

The ACMA is a government agency responsible for the regulation of broadcasting, radiocommunications, telecommunications and some online content.

Our purpose is to maximise the economic and social benefits of communications and media for Australia.

Our vision is a connected, informed and entertained Australia.

Our mission is to engage with consumers, industry and government to shape and apply the regulatory frameworks.

To do this, we need to have the right people, with the right skills, in the right roles, at the right time—both now and into the future.

ACMA Corporate Plan 2018-19

The ACMA Graduate Program will enable you to:


Key dates

  • Applications open: Thursday 4 April 2019
  • Applications close: Thursday 16 May 2019
  • Graduate Program begins: Monday 3 February 2020



The ACMA values and is committed to continuing to grow its diverse workforce of people with varying backgrounds, expertise and professional qualifications. The ACMA seeks applications from candidates regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or age; and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, persons with disability, and people from culturally linguistic and diverse backgrounds.

To be eligible for the ACMA Graduate Program, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen at the time of application
  • Have completed a minimum bachelor degree by 31 December 2019. Your most recent degree must be no more than five years old on the date you lodge your application
  • Have maintained a credit average throughout your undergraduate degree
  • Obtain and maintain a baseline security clearance
  • Be prepared to relocate to the location of the job offer—Canberra, Sydney or Melbourne

Degrees we are looking for

Graduates from all disciplines can apply for the generalist stream.

Some of the interesting work the ACMA does includes:

  • Communications and broadcasting regulation and engaging with stakeholders and government to ensure frameworks and obligations are fit for purpose and as markets evolve
  • Communications and Media research and data analytics
  • Corporate functions such as Legal, HR, ICT, finance and procurement
  • Promoting compliance through industry monitoring, complaints handling, conducting investigations, program delivery and public awareness activities
  • Spectrum management through planning the availability of Australia's radiofrequency spectrum to optimise its value to the Australian community

Graduates who have recently completed or are in their final year of a communications–related engineering degree including study in areas such as telecommunications and wireless communications are encouraged to apply for our engineering stream.

Application process

You'll be required to provide information to verify your eligibility, as well as an 800-word statement outlining your skills, knowledge and experience against the selection criteria. You will also be asked to upload your resume and academic transcript.

The assessment process will include online assessments and attendance at an assessment centre for half a day in Canberra, Sydney or Melbourne in July (the ACMA will arrange return travel to assessment centres).

Offers will be made to successful candidates in August/September 2019. All unsuccessful candidates will be notified and will be able to receive feedback if requested.

For further information, please contact Horizon One on 02 6189 1044 or ACMAgrads@horizonone.com.au