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  • Frequently asked questions

    This FAQ page provides you with further information about our Indigenous cadetship program and our Evergreen program.

    Application process

    Can I lodge a late application?

    Late applications will not be considered.

    Make sure you don’t miss out on applying – sign up to job alerts at Careers or follow our FacebookExternal Link and TwitterExternal Link pages.

    I submitted my online application but have not received an acknowledgement?

    You should first check if one was sent by logging on to e-RecruitmentExternal Link, and clicking on 'My Profile' then 'My Emails'. If your acknowledgement is not shown, email Entry level programs.

    Can I make changes to my application after I lodge it?

    You are able to log into e-Recruitment and update your personal details at any time. However, you cannot change other details in your application such as your employment and education history, your statement detailing your claims to the positions, or your site preferences (if relevant to the vacancy in question). If there are significant issues that affect the information in your application, you should email Entry level programs.


    What's involved in a criminal history records check?

    It is a condition of employment in the ATO that you agree to have a criminal history records check. You'll be asked to provide information about yourself and to give us the right to check any information you provide with relevant authorities such as the Australian Federal Police.

    Do I have to be an Australian citizen to work for the ATO?

    To be eligible for employment in the ATO, you must be an Australian citizen at the time you commence with the ATO as a current ongoing (permanent) APS employee.

    • How do I prove I am of Indigenous descent?

    The following organisations may be able to assist you with obtaining evidence of Indigenous descent:

    What networks are available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff in the ATO?

    There are a variety of networks available both within the ATO and in the broader Australian Public Service. For more information contact our Diversity team: email

    Where can I find out more about the ATO?

    See About us.

    Last modified: 22 Jun 2016QC 49431