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Benefits of working at IPEA

The Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority (IPEA) is a Statutory Authority of around 60 employees. IPEA's functions include to provide advice, monitor and administer claims for travel expenses and allowances by parliamentarians and their employees, ensuring that taxpayers' funds are spent appropriately and in compliance with the rules.

IPEA has competitive remuneration arrangements in place that ensure it can attract and retain appropriately skilled employees and maintain the delivery of its high quality advice and administration functions. Additionally, IPEA provides a flexible working environment where employees are encouraged to work together collaboratively and to engage in both formal and informal learning and development opportunities.

Enterprise agreement

When employed with IPEA, your employment terms and conditions are covered by the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021.

The conditions we offer are generous and wages are highly competitive. You will also enjoy an employer superannuation contribution of 15.4 per cent of your salary. This can be to a super fund of your choice or you can join the Public Sector Superannuation Accumulation Plan.

A Section 24(1) Determination workplace arrangement provides remuneration increases in 2021, 2022 and 2023 to all staff covered by Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021. Section 24(1) Determination Schedule 2022-1 provides the salary amounts applicable from 25 November 2022.

Current IPEA vacancies

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Contact name

Contact phone


Selection documentation

Branch Manager, Travel, Education and Advice SES Band 1 Annwyn Godwin 02 6215 3548 11:30 pm AEST
Monday 12 June 2023
Candidate Information Pack [PDF 397 KB]
Candidate Information Pack [DOC 422 KB]
Temporary register APS1 - EL1 Senior HR Officer 02 6215 3908 11:30 pm ADST
Wednesday 10 January 2024
Temporary Register Application Form (PDF 311 KB)
Temporary Register Application Form (DOC 70 KB)

How to apply

You should begin by downloading the relevant selection documentation for the vacancy you wish to apply for. This will include further details on how to apply, a description of the duties of the position and details of the specific qualifications, skills and experience required. If you require additional information or clarification about the vacancy, please speak to the contact officer.

More information and tips to help you apply for jobs in the Australian Public Service is available on the APSJobs website.

Your completed application must include:

Your completed application must be emailed to: IPEARecruit [at] ipea.gov.au by 11:30 pm AEST/ADST on the closing date. It is preferred that your email attachments are submitted as PDF or Microsoft Word documents. Please also include the position number and your surname in the Subject Line of your email to confirm the position you are applying for.

If you experience any difficulties submitting your application please e-mail: IPEARecruit [at] ipea.gov.au prior to 4:00 pm AEST/ADST on the closing date.

Information for applicants

Applicants for IPEA vacancies are required to be Australian citizens and preferred applicants must be willing and eligible to gain and maintain a Baseline security clearance.

Late applications will generally not be accepted. If you require additional time to submit your application you must seek approval for an extension prior to the closing date and time. Your request for an extension should be emailed to: IPEARecruit [at] ipea.gov.au for consideration.

Additional information, other than that provided by you in your application, may be sourced and considered during the recruitment process. This may include information contained on social media sites (e.g. Twitter or Facebook), other websites, from referees and other relevant persons or organisations.

Privacy statement

The information provided by you during IPEA's recruitment process is collected to assist in determining your suitability for vacant positions. Personal information provided to IPEA is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 and will not be disclosed without your consent except where authorised or required by law.

Diversity and inclusion

IPEA understands and appreciates that diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights enriches our capability to deliver to the Australian community and our clients. Our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy reflects IPEA’s values-based leadership and commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture.

IPEA is a place which embraces difference and fosters an environment of inclusion and regard for others. It is important that our employees feel included, valued and respected and have access to equal opportunity, which supports full participation at work. Our aim is to develop and retain the diverse talent in our workforce and support our employees to maintain a long and productive working career. Understanding the benefits of diversity, and ensuring inclusiveness, is at the heart of our core values and work culture.

Values and code of conduct

IPEA is committed to the APS Values and Code of Conduct contained in the Public Service Act 1999.

We expect all employees to behave honestly and with integrity in connection with their employment. As a candidate, please ensure that you disclose any information that you know is relevant to IPEA in making a recruitment decision.

APS census results

IPEA is pleased with our 2022 APS Census results. In particular, 82 per cent of employees are proud to work in IPEA, 86 per cent strongly believing in the purpose and objectives of IPEA, and 82 per cent would recommend IPEA as a good place to work. Our engagement, innovation and wellbeing scores are higher than the APS average. IPEA is an inclusive workplace with a committed social club, and actively supports people from diverse backgrounds.

Gifts and benefits register

The gifts and benefits register details gifts and benefits with a value exceeding $AUD100 that have been accepted by IPEA's CEO and employees. As per the guidelines set out by the Australian Public Service Commission, the register is updated quarterly.

Employment related documents

The following documents relate to requirements under the Public Service Act 1999 and the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 to publish information including procedures about certain matters.