Working at CARE Australia Working at CARE Australia

We are one of Australia’s largest international aid and development agencies

We are one of Australia’s largest international aid and development agencies

Working at CARE Australia

Child Protection and Protection from Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse (PSHEA)

We are committed to each other and to the protection of the people we serve.  We do not tolerate sexual misconduct within or external to our organisation and imbed child protection in all we do.  Protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse and child protection are fundamental to our relationships, including employment, and our recruitment practices are designed to ensure we only recruit people who are suitable to work with other staff and the people we serve.  As well as pre-employment checks including police checks and background checks, we will use the recruitment and reference process to ensure potential new staff understand and are aligned with these expectations.

CARE Australia reserves the right to seek information from job applicants’ previous employers about incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment, and/or child abuse the applicant may have been found guilty to have committed or about which an investigation was in the process of being carried out at the time of the termination of the applicant’s employment with that employer.  By submitting the application, the job applicant confirms that s/he has no objection to CARE Australia requesting the information specified above.

To find out more, please see the CARE Australia Child Safeguarding Policy and the CARE International Safeguarding Policy.

Gender, diversity and inclusion

CARE Australia respects and values diversity, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, age, disability, religion or politics. We are committed to embedding gender equality, diversity and inclusion throughout our organisational practices and in the programs we deliver. This commitment is reflected in all of our processes and policies, including recruitment and selection.

Our selection decisions embody transparency and fairness from the outset of a recruitment process through to the selection decision. This is demonstrated through advertising roles as broadly as possible and basing the selection of the successful applicant on merit.  We endeavour to mitigate any potential bias in our selection committee shortlisting processes by ensuring all selection committees are comprised of gender balance and independence.

To ensure all candidates can compete on an equal basis in the application and interview process, CARE will provide reasonable accommodations for assistance where requested. If you have any requirements that need to be considered as part of your application process, e.g. interpreter, disability, longer time allocation for interview, etc, please do not hesitate to let us know.


CARE collects and uses personal information about you in relation to your application for employment of volunteer/intern engagements with CARE.

Your information is collected from you at the time you complete your application for employment or volunteer/intern engagement through our recruitment system. From time to time we may obtain personal information from third parties such as referee reports.  When we do so, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that we make you aware of the collection of your information in accordance with Australian privacy law.
‘Personal information’ simply put is any information or opinion that can identify or be used to identify you.

During our recruitment process, CARE may use personal information you provide to conduct some or all of the following pre-employment screening checks:

  • Confirmation of qualification/education levels;
  • Confirmation of previous employment;
  • Criminal history/background checks;
  • Working with vulnerable children;
  • Health check;
  • Reference checks.
  • Visa entitlement confirmation (to confirm your right to work in Australia) through the Department of Home Affairs, if applicable; and/or;
  • undertake anti-terrorist checks using the Bridger Anti-Terrorist checking system; and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Anti-Terrorist List.

CARE Australia abides by privacy laws and will not otherwise divulge personal information or details without your consent.

To find out more please see our Privacy Policy