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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do i get a job working at the Australian Sports Commission? 
  • Where are jobs advertised?
  • Can I send my curriculum vitae so that I can be considered for future vacancies?
  • How are people selected to work at the Australian Sports Commission?
  • What are the employment benefits of working at the Australian Sports Commission?
  • How do I apply for jobs with the Australian Institute of Sport?
  • Can I do work experience at the Australian Institute of Sport or Australian Sports Commission?
  • Is the Australian Sports Commission part of the Australian Public Service? 

Q. How do I get a job working at the Australian Sports Commission?
A.
If you are interested in working with us, regularly check our web site for jobs that interest you. The requirements for each job vary and it is important that you provide us with a detailed application that tells us how you meet the particular requirements of a job. (See also How to Apply).

Q. Where are jobs advertised?
A.
All vacancies are advertised on our web site (updated every Friday).

Depending on the type and location of the job we may also advertise in the Canberra Times, Weekend Australian, Metropolitan Newspapers, Regional Newspapers and with web-based job boards, such as Seek, Sportspeople and the Australian Public Service Jobs site.

Q.Can I send my curriculum vitae so that I can be considered for future vacancies?
A
. We do not accept unsolicited curriculum vitaes. An application is accepted only if it addresses the requirements of a particular job.

Q. How are people selected to work at the Australian Sports Commission?
A.
We select the person considered most capable of doing the job. Fair and open competition applies to every position, as we want to ensure we select the best people.

Q What are the employment benefits of working at the Australian Sports Commission?
A.
There are a number of benefits of working at the Commission including:

  • Superannuation - The Commission offers employees a choice of 8 funds into which we will make superannuation guarantee contributions on your behalf.
  • Salary packaging - Salary packaging benefits are available for leased vehicles, laptop computers, on-site childcare, superannuation, moving expenses and some other items.
  • Childcare - Operating from Canberra, the Caretarkers Cottage Childcare Centre provides convenient, high quality childcare for 0-5 year olds for employees. Fees apply. Child placements are subject to availability and waiting periods may be applicable.
  • Vacation care sports program - Primary school-age children may participate in the vacation care sports program conducted through Swim and Fitness. Employees receive a 10% discount on fees (not valid with any other discount offer).
  • Carparking - Free carparking is available at the Bruce site in Canberra.
  • Gymnasium, tennis courts, swimming pool access - Ongoing and fixed-term employees enjoy free use of facilities at the Bruce site in Canberra, within specific hours.
  • Swim and Fitnesses classes and AIS Shop - Employees receive a 10% discount on monthly fitness memberships, and up to 20% discount on purchases from the Shop.
  • Corporate Clothing - Ongoing and fixed term employees are issued free corporate clothing within the Commissions guidelines.

Q. How do I apply for jobs with the Australian Institute of Sport?
A.
The Australian Institute of Sport is part of the Australian Sports Commission. Job opportunities listed include all vacancies. See How to Apply and our Organisation Chart for further information.

Q. Can I do work experience at the Australian Institute of Sport or the Australian Sports Commission?
A.
As we are not an educational facility, we can only offer a limited range of work experience opportunities. However, some of our programs do offer postgraduate scholarships. Please ensure you follow all application details for these opportunities carefully.

Q. Is the Australian Sports Commission part of the Australian Public Service?

A. No. The Commission was established as an Australian Government Statutory Authority under the Australian Sports Commission Act in 1989. The Commission is not covered by the Public Service Act 1999.  

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