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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission/Australian Energy Regulator
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Type of Organisation

Independent Commonwealth statutory authority

Employer Profile

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:

  1. maintain and promote competition and remedy market failure

  2. protect the interests and safety of consumers and support fair trading in markets

  3. promote the economically efficient operation and investment in monopoly infrastructure

  4. increase our engagement with the broad range of groups affected by what we do


ACCC/AER graduates:

  • 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.

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