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Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Benefits of working with us

There are many great reasons to join the NIAA, from rewarding work with real purpose to attractive employment conditions and flexible working options.

Employment conditions

  • Our attractive remuneration package scales are at the higher end of the public service.
  • Staff receive a generous 15.4% employer superannuation contribution and have access to the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme.
  • Full-time employees accrue 20 days of paid annual leave and 18 days of paid personal/careers leave for each year worked. Leave provisions are applied on a pro-rata basis for part-time employees.
  • We provide a little extra for higher duties, travel assistance, retirement financial assistance, language proficiency, motor vehicle and corporate responsibility allowance (i.e. for First Aid Officers, Fire Wardens, Health and Safety Representatives, and Harassment Contact Officers).
  • We provide an excellent work environment with strong technology support and flexible work conditions – good for work-life balance.
  • You are invited to grow your capability with our leadership programs, coaching and mentoring, study assistance, professional skills training, seminars and cultural learning programs. We also provide assistance to undertake study that contributes to your professional skills and the Agency's business. We also pay professional membership and accreditation fees where they are essential to an employee’s role.

For further details about NIAA conditions, please refer to our current Enterprise Agreement and Remuneration and allowance tables.


We are committed to providing a supportive and safe work environment. Our employees’ physical, mental and social wellbeing is important to us and we have policies and programs to help.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – professional, confidential coaching and support is provided by Benestar (our EAP Provider). This service is available to help NIAA workers (and their immediate family) manage their general health and wellbeing. Additionally, we have a dedicated support line for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and their immediate family. 
  • Annual Flu Vaccination Program
  • Bullying and Harassment Policy and Harassment Contact Officers
  • Domestic and Family Violence Policy
  • Guidance and assessments to set up work stations correctly

We provide a flexible, accessible and inclusive work environment. We are able to facilitate ongoing support if you require any reasonable work adjustments to eliminate or reduce barriers so you can perform the key requirements of the job.