Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

By joining the ACCC you can contribute to the welfare of consumers, businesses and the wider community. We are responsible for promoting competition, fair trade and consumer protection in Australia. The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is Australia's national energy market regulator and has an independent board.

We take action where this improves consumer welfare, protects competition or stops conduct that is anti-competitive or harmful to consumers, and promotes the proper functioning of Australian markets.

An example of the work of the ACCC is the investigation of Careers Australia Group Limited (Careers Australia). In addition to misrepresentation over course fees and employment opportunities, Careers Australia offered inducements such as free iPads if students signed up for courses. In May 2016 we accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Careers Australia after Careers Australia admitted that some of its marketing agents breached the ACL by making false or misleading representations and engaging in unconscionable conduct. Careers Australia has cancelled at least 12 130 of these student enrolments and either repaid or partially repaid to the Commonwealth amounts totaling at least $44.3 million.

Our graduates build their skills and knowledge by contributing to decisions with far-reaching economic, industrial and legal implications across the organisation. To be an ACCC graduate you must have completed at least a three year undergraduate degree by the program start and have a minimum of a credit average.

We offer:

  • Three 14-week rotations
  • A competitive salary and promotion on completion of the program
  • Extensive on-the-job learning, formal training and guidance from senior staff
  • Flexible working conditions.