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Clean Energy Regulator

3.9
  • 100 - 500 employees

Clean Energy Regulator Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Government & Public Service

What it does: Drives carbon-emission reductions
Staff stats: 335
The good bits: Helping save the planet
The not so good bits: Bureaucratic work practices  

The Clean Energy Regulator story

The Clean Energy Regulator was formed in 2012 after the passing of the Clean Energy Regulator Act 2011. It’s an independent statutory authority (one that functions as a regulatory agency). The agency is part of the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water. 

We are responsible for administering legislation that reduces carbon emissions and increases the use of clean energy. In practice, this means activities related to measuring, managing, reducing or offsetting Australia’s carbon emissions. 

The culture

We invest in our people. We want to support our employees to grow, learn and flourish within our agency. Our agency prides itself on the diverse and inclusive workplace we have fostered.

We go to great lengths to create an environment free from discrimination, patronage and favouritism. Through targeted programs, we support the recruitment of minority groups. There are several internal social groups that support the diverse communities that make up our workplace. 

Recruitment Process

The program 

As a graduate, you will gain a well-rounded knowledge of the work of our agency and an understanding of Australia’s biggest policy challenges.

Over the 11-month program, participants will experience:

  • 3 rotations across different departments
  • the opportunity to provide preferences for 2 of the rotations
  • an intensive and engaging development program
  • learning and development, networking events and activities
  • delivery of a major project in collaboration with the graduate cohort
  • a mentor and buddy program to help develop new skills and help you align your experience and knowledge with the agency.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills:

  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Passion for the environment and climate change.
  • Work with integrity.
  • Agility.

Our Program includes a unique opportunity to complete and present a major project on an agency-identified topic. This project provides you with access to our Executive and business experts across the agency. It also gives you the opportunity to consult with external stakeholders in the public and private sector. Past projects have gone on to inform changes and improvements within the agency.

Remuneration & Career Growth

The Clean Energy Regulator offers generous super and leave entitlements. We provide relocation help to graduates who need to move to the ACT. Graduates get an APS 3 ranking, entitling them to a salary between $68,764 - $71,843 plus 15% super.

Throughout the Program, we will provide you with the necessary training and development to be effective in your role. We will equip you with the skills to launch your APS career by the end of the program.

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to expand your range of marketable skills through training and education. The Clean Energy Regulator’s Enterprise Agreement specifies, ‘An employee may undertake learning and development activities approved by their supervisor.’ Even better, it states, ‘Employees undertaking formal study which is relevant to the APS may be eligible for reimbursement of course fees and/or a period of study leave.’

We employ all our Graduates as permanent full-time employees. After satisfactory completion of the 11-month Graduate Program, you will be placed into an ongoing position.

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
3.9
Overall score based on 4 reviews
They Score Best in…
8
Office Work Environment
9
Recruitment
8.3
Salary
8.5
Work Hours
8
Office Work Environment
9
Recruitment
8.3
Salary
8.5
Work Hours
What Graduates Say About Them
  • The people are great to work with, and the work is interesting and engaging.
  • Knowing that you're playing (a very small) part in tackling climate change is rewarding.
  • Interesting work that aligns with my personal values.
  • Positive work culture and team environment. The size of the agency is really great - right in the goldilocks zone. Rewarding and intellectually stimulating work.
  • The agency administers some of the government's climate change policies, but is less influential in driving the design of those policies in the first place.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
T
Teaching & Education
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Job

Canberra
We’re looking for passionate people to join our team to contribute to Australia’s efforts to tackle climate change.
Applications Close
31 Oct 2023
Start Date
5 Feb 2024
Salary
AUD 70,827 - 73,998

Graduate Job

Canberra
We’re looking for passionate people to join our team to contribute to Australia’s efforts to tackle climate change.
Applications Close
31 Oct 2023
Start Date
5 Feb 2024
Salary
AUD 70,827 - 73,998

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Don’t feel like you’re locked into your choices early on in your career – take it from someone who had a career change 10 years into his first career.

Aaron Kuswara

  • Graduate stories
Don’t feel like you’re locked into your choices early on in your career – take it from someone who had a career change 10 years into his first career.

Aaron Kuswara

  • Graduate stories
The culture at the Clean Energy Regulator is unparalleled. Every employee is motivated and united by the same goal – tackling climate change – and this makes the agency an inspiring place to work and grow.

Natalie Dajkovich

  • Graduate stories
The culture at the Clean Energy Regulator is unparalleled. Every employee is motivated and united by the same goal – tackling climate change – and this makes the agency an inspiring place to work and grow.

Natalie Dajkovich

  • Graduate stories
Don’t feel like you’re locked into your choices early on in your career – take it from someone who had a career change 10 years into his first career.

Aaron Kuswara

  • Graduate stories
Don’t feel like you’re locked into your choices early on in your career – take it from someone who had a career change 10 years into his first career.

Aaron Kuswara

  • Graduate stories
The culture at the Clean Energy Regulator is unparalleled. Every employee is motivated and united by the same goal – tackling climate change – and this makes the agency an inspiring place to work and grow.

Natalie Dajkovich

  • Graduate stories
The culture at the Clean Energy Regulator is unparalleled. Every employee is motivated and united by the same goal – tackling climate change – and this makes the agency an inspiring place to work and grow.

Natalie Dajkovich


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Josh Sibbing

All the graduates are encouraged to join the social club and help facilitate agency-wide social events. I love it. It’s a great way to meet everyone in the agency.
  • Day in the life

Josh Sibbing

All the graduates are encouraged to join the social club and help facilitate agency-wide social events. I love it. It’s a great way to meet everyone in the agency.
  • Day in the life

Hong Bui

Hong Bui graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Southern Cross University in 2016 and is now Graduate at Legal Services at Clean Energy Regulator.
  • Day in the life

Hong Bui

Hong Bui graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Southern Cross University in 2016 and is now Graduate at Legal Services at Clean Energy Regulator.
  • Day in the life

Josh Sibbing

All the graduates are encouraged to join the social club and help facilitate agency-wide social events. I love it. It’s a great way to meet everyone in the agency.
  • Day in the life

Josh Sibbing

All the graduates are encouraged to join the social club and help facilitate agency-wide social events. I love it. It’s a great way to meet everyone in the agency.
  • Day in the life

Hong Bui

Hong Bui graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Southern Cross University in 2016 and is now Graduate at Legal Services at Clean Energy Regulator.
  • Day in the life

Hong Bui

Hong Bui graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Southern Cross University in 2016 and is now Graduate at Legal Services at Clean Energy Regulator.

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