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The Australian Sports Commission is embarking on the Green and Gold decade. An exciting time filled with international sporting competitions on home soil, including the Men’s and Women’s Rugby World Cup and culminating in the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

We have an ambitious new Strategic Vision and we need the best players on our team to help us deliver real results for the sporting sector and all Australians.

Are you up for the challenge?

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A message from the CEO

Kieren Perkins OAM
CEO, Australian Sports Commission

  • Challenging projects and opportunities: The ASC has ambitious goals and employees are inspired by the challenges they work through day to day.
  • Dynamic environment: There is no 'typical day’ at the ASC as our environment is dynamic and always moving.
  • Make a difference: ASC employees have the chance to make a difference in sport and the lives of Australians.
  • Interesting subject matter: Work on a subject matter you love - SPORT!
  • Autonomous work: ASC employees may enjoy the opportunity to work autonomously on projects they are passionate about.

All locations

  • Flexible working arrangement options
  • Access to Learning & Development opportunities
  • Up to 15.4% Superannuation
  • Multiple office locations (Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne)
  • AIS Shop discounts

Canberra location

  • Free Parking
  • Access to award winning Childcare
  • Access to gym and swimming pool
  • Respect: We treat ourselves and others with respect, valuing their input and diverse ideas. We engage with care and courtesy, holding our behaviours to the highest standards.
  • Integrity: We lead with authenticity, openness and honesty and follow through with action. We are trustworthy, take responsibility and hold our actions and the actions of others to account.
  • Teamwork: We value others input, experience and ideas and collaborate to achieve excellence in all that we do. We are focused on organisational priorities, understanding the goals while sharing the challenges and celebrating the wins.
  • Excellence: We strive to exceed expectations in our delivery, leveraging the strength of others. We lead with intent, are adaptable and deliver with quality and impact.

The ASC aims to integrate reconciliation into all facets of our business, to help close the gap and improve the recognised health and wellbeing inequities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through sport participation and engagement with sport. This commitment is through our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.

The ASC is committed to be intentional in fostering a culture of equity, as it is imperative that our sport sector becomes truly representative of a modern, progressive, and diverse Australia. Sport needs to be more open and inclusive, and as the lead sporting organisation we need to set the example and champion this. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Framework demonstrates our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Organisation Memberships & Partnerships

Pride in Sport is an ACON Pride Inclusion Program, specifically designed to assist sporting organisations of all levels with the inclusion of employee, athletes, coaches, volunteers and spectators with diverse sexualities and genders.

Pride in Sport Index

The ASC is committed to participating in the Annual Pride in Sport Index. The Pride in Sport Index is an initiative of the Australian Human Rights Commission, the ASC and legacy of the Bingham Cup, Sydney.

The Pride in Sport Index (PSI) is the first and only benchmarking instrument specifically designed to assess the inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people within Australian sport and sporting organisations. Participating in the index allows Australian sporting organisation to not only assess their own work, but determinate what constitutes good practice, along with the ability to benchmark initiatives against an external measure, and other sporting organisations.

Working at the ASC gives you the opportunity to make a real difference in the sporting sector and for Australians, some of our key programs include:

  • The Sporting Schools Program which has provided over 13 million children with access to free sport programs through their schools.
  • An Award winning Learning Centre, the Australian Sport Learning Centre delivers 
    sector-wide learning and development outcomes by centralising all learning activities, including online learning.
  • The AIS Mental Health Referral Network supporting the mental health and wellbeing of high performance athletes and eligible individuals within the Australian high performance sports system.
  • We have established the Restorative Program to recognise and respond to former AIS scholarship athletes who experienced harm from inappropriate practices or abuse as a result of their time at the AIS. We are committed to providing meaningful acknowledgement, care and support to these athletes.

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Thank you for your interest in the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Graduate Program. We're excited to participate in this program and provide opportunities for new graduates to take the next step in your professional careers.

It's an exciting time to work in Australian sport, as we progress through the defining era of the Green and Gold decade to the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We at the ASC have a clear role to provide opportunities for all communities to be involved in sport, while growing elite success and representation, inspiring future generations.

Does this sound like something you would like to play a role in?

Our ASC graduate program:

  • is purpose built with a graduate like you in mind
  • it bridges the gap between formal education and a professional workplace
  • it gives you access to the very best leaders of business and sport in Australia
  • it will help develop your skills in decision making, communication and leadership
  • It will help grow you personally, ensuring you embody our workplace core values of respect, integrity, teamwork and excellence.

As an ASC graduate, you will complete one of two learning pathways during your two-year program:

  • The Strategic Operations (‘Strat-Ops’) stream offers a wide variety of roles, with graduates to complete four rotations in areas such as policy development, governance, sports administration, and business management. The roles you undertake may include tasks such as analysis and research; coordination and planning; program and project management; drafting of correspondence, reports, briefs, and submissions; and a variety of other tasks to support the strategic operation and goals of the ASC.
  • The Technical Specialist (‘Tech-Spec’) stream is focused on driving innovation through specialist data and digital expertise. Graduates will complete two rotations with placements based on their domain of specialty, including (but not limited to) cybersecurity, enterprise architecture, machine learning, data analysis, business analysis, and UX/UI design.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, or to find out more including eligibility, key dates and remuneration, visit the APS Graduate Program website now.

We look forward to welcoming the next generation of staff to our workforce, to help us build sustainable success in Australian sport for decades to come.

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