Australian Competition and Consumer Commission/Australian Energy Regulator
Type of Organisation
Independent Commonwealth statutory authority
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is an independent Commonwealth statutory authority whose role is to enforce the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and a range of additional legislation to promote competition, fair trading and regulate national infrastructure for the benefit of all Australians.
The ACCC regulates national infrastructure industries where competition is low. The ACCC includes the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) which is responsible for the economic regulation of the Australian energy sector. Our priorities are reflected in four key goals:
maintain and promote competition and remedy market failure
protect the interests and safety of consumers and support fair trading in markets
promote the economically efficient operation and investment in monopoly infrastructure
increase our engagement with the broad range of groups affected by what we do
work in a high profile national agency to apply and develop the skills and knowledge they acquired at university in a professional workplace
provide input to decisions with far-reaching economic, legal and consumer implications
contribute to the welfare of all Australians and
develop a strong foundation for a rewarding and challenging career.
Locations where there are vacancies for graduates
Graduate opportunities will be available in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Sydney. Opportunities may be available in Darwin, Hobart and Townsville.
Residency requirements for Graduates wishing to apply
Australian Citizens only
Roles available for Graduates
Graduate positions are generalist roles. Graduate rotations are designed to give you an understanding of the broad range of work undertaken by the ACCC and the AER. Graduates will perform a broad range of tasks across different work areas such as: analysing information, assisting with investigations, responding to correspondence, undertaking research, contributing to meetings and papers/recommendations, and presenting to committees.
Degree subjects required for Graduates wishing to apply
Graduates must possess a minimum of a Bachelor Degree, with all disciplines considered.