Careers at IP Australia
IP Australia is a Government agency with a passion for bright ideas. We offer a flexible workplace and rewarding career paths in the IP industry.
If you get excited by creativity, innovation and breakthrough technologies, you should consider applying for a job with us. We offer stimulating jobs with strong career paths in the exciting and fast-growing world of Intellectual Property.
Work experience program
We are committed to supporting students from the ACT Region in their studies and transition into working life through the IP Australia Work Experience Program (WEP).
We are committed to embedding acknowledgement of and respect for Australia’s First Peoples and are constantly looking for ways to increase the numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff in our organisation.
Working with us
We encourage work-life balance too, which means that while you work hard, there is also flexibility for you to spend time doing the things you like to do, outside of work. We provide equal opportunity to employees through our Workplace Diversity Program and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples.
Your wellbeing is important to us. As per the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 we have:
- a no-smoking policy
- a zero-tolerance approach to harassment, discrimination and workplace bullying.
We provide staff with access to a range of programs including:
- flu vaccinations
- annual heath assessments
- skin checks
- breastfeeding friendly workplace
- 15.4 per cent superannuation employer contribution
- professional development such as leadership programs, talent management, study assistance, in-house training programs
- flexible working hours (available after the successful completion of training)
- a range of family friendly policies
- salary packaging options
- an office shut down between Christmas and New Year's Day.
We are committed to reconciliation and support the widest possible view of workplace diversity and inclusion.
A diverse workforce lets us think broadly, be innovative and productive. We value the experience and input of people with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, as reinforced by our:
APS Values and Code of Conduct
It is a requirement of working with us that you uphold the Australian Public Service Values and Code of Conduct in carrying out your day-to-day responsibilities.
Our Enterprise Agreement
Our Enterprise Agreement is struck between our management bargaining representatives and employee bargaining representatives. Work is continuing on a new draft enterprise agreement.
Our Corporate Plan
Our Corporate Plan guides the organisation's future direction so it can continue to fulfil its purpose to deliver a world leading intellectual property system that builds prosperity for Australians.
Personnel Security Measures
IP Australia implements a number of personnel security measures to protect people, information and assests it is responsible for.