To be eligible to work at the National Archives you would normally be an Australian citizen. See the Commonwealth of Australia Public Service Gazette website for further information on eligibility to apply for employment opportunities.
To be eligible to apply for a vacancy it is a requirement that you are an Australian citizen or a permanent resident eligible to apply for citizenship. In some cases the Director-General may waive this requirement. Where this is the case, it will be noted in the advertisement.
All positions at the National Archives require a security clearance. Many positions deal with sensitive or confidential information. In the event you are successful, you will be required to agree to a security assessment and clearance to the level required. The advertisement will outline the level of security clearance required for the vacancy.
On commencement staff will complete a health declaration form. The purpose of the health declaration form is to assist the National Archives in determining whether there are any existing health issues that would impact on your ability to perform the duties of the position. This allows the Archives to meet its duty of care under occupational health and safety legislation and identify any reasonable adjustments you may require in the workplace.
A national criminal history check allows the National Archives to determine that a prospective employee is a suitable person to be engaged as an Australian Public Service employee. All staff are required to complete the Australian Federal Police check authorisation form at the time of commencement.