Working at the AAT
What sort of jobs are available in the Tribunal?
Members of the Tribunal are statutory office holders appointed by the Governor-General. From time to time the Tribunal seeks to have appointed, persons with professional skills or knowledge in areas including aviation, actuary, social work, specialist or general medicine, compensation and so on. Information about these positions and how to apply is available at the Attorney-General's website.
The AAT also employs staff under the Public Service Act 1999. Staff are Commonwealth public servants and are employed as either ongoing or non-ongoing to perform a range of duties including management of the Tribunal's Registries, conducting conferences, legal research, provision of client services and support services to Members. The Tribunal has offices in all states of Australia and in the Australian Capital Territory.
If you are interested in employment as an Australian public servant you should read the following information and advice about the recruitment process.
Where are employment opportunities advertised?
Administrative Assistants (Legal) are generally recruited directly from University, either during or after the final year of their law degree, and are employed on a non-ongoing basis usually for twelve months. In addition to notification in the Gazette these employment opportunities are also notified on University Law School noticeboards.
Where do I obtain selection documentation and information about employment opportunities?
All advertisements for Tribunal vacancies include a contact person for selection documentation. This contact person can also provide you with a contact name for further information about the position.
Information is available on our Current vacancies page. Alternatively, the Tribunal's Human Resource Management functions are based in Brisbane and selection documentation can be sent or emailed to you from there.
07 3361 3014; or
07 3361 3017; or
Freecall 1 800 641 525.
If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment or speech impairment
Users who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can call through the National Relay Service:
TTY users: phone 133 677 then ask for 1300 366 700
Speak and Listen users: phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1300 366 700
Internet relay users: connect to the National Relay Service then ask for 1300 366 700