If you have any further questions or require some additional information and access to resources, please have a look below.
You do not need a security clearance to apply for a job with the NIC, but you will need one if we hire you. The purpose of a security clearance is to make sure that those who access very sensitive government information, are both eligible and suitable to do so.
You must be an Australian citizen and we must be able to verify your background through independent and reliable sources. You will need to show the highest levels of honesty, trustworthiness, maturity, tolerance, resilience and loyalty to Australia. You must not be vulnerable to improper influence.
The short answer is yes. There are different levels of security clearance, with each level allowing access to information based on its sensitivity. Your employer will let you know which level of security clearance you will need.
The security clearance process involves a range of checks – some of which are quite intrusive. The whole process can take between a few weeks to months to complete. Some agencies undertake their own clearances, and some use the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA).
All the information you need about any NIC job will be on that agency’s career page, but the Australian Public Service Commission has some really useful resources that can help you write an application - APSC - Cracking the code
There are many opportunities across the NIC for people who have completed any further study, including certifications, degrees, post degrees and more. Agency career’s pages are a great place to start.
The Australian Public Service Commission also has lots of information about graduate programs.
We certainly do. The NIC is an inclusive workplace, looking to build on diversity. A helpful site for a broader look at what’s available across the Public Service is the Department of Education, Skills and Employment Mature Age Hub.
You have come to the right place; we hope this website has provided you with all the information you need about the types of people and skills we are looking for. Remember, you don’t need a qualification to work in the NIC, but it can be useful. Course Seeker and My Skills can help you find a university or TAFE course that suits your skills and interests.