graduate recruitment

AOFM is reviewing its graduate program and would like to hear from small agencies on:

  1. How many grads do you take?
  2. What approach do you take to graduate rotations?

Thanks in advance.


Senior Advisor | People

Australian Office of Financial Management

T  +61 2 6263 1177

Referee reports

The ACMA are considering updating the requirements for referee checks for candidates that are placed in an Order of Merit or Merit Pool, and would like to hear from other agencies about their referee check process. Does your agency request referee checks for all suitable candidates or only the preferred candidates?

Please feel free to leave a comment or direct your email to

Thanks in advance.

Shannon Blakeney

Assistant Manager

People Strategy


Australian Communications and Media Authority
02 6219 5413 | 0434 926 714

induction programs

I am hoping to understand what other small Agencies offer in terms of Inductions Programs.

Do you have a session with new starters and if so what do you cover? And how often do you run the sessions?

Appreciate responses to or 02 6223 0727.


Gail Keogh
Manager HR Business Partners, People and Capability
Corporate Services Division

e-recruit systems – national blood authority & Safe Work australia

National Blood Authority and Safe Work Australia are investigating the procurement of an e-recruit system and would like to hear from agencies who are working on, or have recently adopted, one.

Please contact Anjali Sharma at

and Amy Roknic at

Alternatively leave your details in the comments and they can contact you.


job sharing guidance/policy

The Australian Sports Commission have had a request for a job-sharing arrangement but have not had to implement or support this before.

We are keen to hear from agencies able to share their guidance/policy or have a conversation on the subject.

Please contact Tara McGowan at 02 6214 1141

graduate letters of offer

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare  are looking at updating our Graduate Letter of Offer to be more specific to the requirements of the Graduate Program and are hoping we could get some examples from other agencies.

If you can assist please email documents through to

on-boarding best practice

Defence Housing Australia (DHA) are looking for on-boarding best practice and seeking how other agencies have managed or developed a holistic on-boarding package for new starters.

Great if you can comment on the post or by contacting I’m also happy to share any of my findings as we revise our approach.

employment of casuals for multiple positions

The National Gallery would like to hear from other agencies who employ casuals for multiple positions and even over different levels. We are curious as to how the contract/s are being handled as well as how this is handled in the pay system.

Please email or

executive assistant structure

The ACMA is interested to hear from other agencies regarding their Executive Assistant structure.

Currently the ACMA is considering the following Executive Assistant structure:

SESB1 – APS4s or APS5s

SESB2 – APS5s or APS6s

Authority and the Chair – APS6s or EL1s

It would be great to hear what other agencies do in this case.

Many thanks

Jeannette Pucci

People Strategy Section

Corporate and Research Division

Australian Communications and Media Authority
T +61 2 6219 5318


recruitment and retention strategy

The AIHW is looking to develop a Recruitment & Retention Strategy and would like to hear from agencies who are willing to share their strategy or something similar.

Many thanks,