The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) brings together in one agency the right to government information functions, in particular, oversight of the operation of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) and the right to privacy functions, conferred by the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIP Act) and Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (HRIP Act).

If you would like to work with us, please visit the I Work for NSW website to find out what positions are available, how to apply for jobs, and conditions of employment at the IPC.

The IPC welcomes applications from the diverse Australian community including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people of all ages and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Positions available

To view our current positions please visit the I Work for NSW website.

IPC Graduate Employment and Summer Clerkship

The IPC participates in the annual Graduate Employment and Summer Clerkship Program of the NSW Law Society. We expect to offer positions in 2016.

These positions provide a unique opportunity to be involved in government regulatory practice. You will have hands-on involvement in case work and a range of projects from the IPC's jurisdiction. Some of the tasks you may be expected to complete are:

  • conducting reviews of agency decisions
  • dealing with complaints
  • drafting decisions and submissions on review and complaint cases
  • drafting amicus curiea submissions
  • assisting compliance audits and investigations
  • attending case meetings and Tribunal hearings, and
  • conducting research.

A graduate employment or summer clerkship with the IPC is suited to students who enjoy working in a fast paced and dynamic workplace, have excelled in a variety of academic and non-academic fields, and are interested in pursuing a career in government regulation or public policy.

Information on the Graduate Employment and Summer Clerkship Program, including eligibility requirements and conditions of participation, is available from the Law Society.

Your Application

You must comply with the eligibility and participation requirements of the Graduate Employment and Summer Clerkship Program. Please submit your application via email at Please note that in line with the Law Society’s eligibility requirements, it is expected that applicants will be in their penultimate or final year of their law degree.

You are encouraged to complete the application form prepared by the Law Society. Your application should:

  • include a covering letter addressing all the selection criteria
  • include a CV and an academic transcript, and
  • contact details for at least two referees.

The selection criteria used to assess applications is:
1. Interest in, and an understanding of, the work of the IPC
2. Experience, gained through paid or voluntary work and extracurricular activities, that would enable you to contribute to the work of the IPC
3. Good communication and interpersonal skills
4. Strong academic record.

In your application please explain how you meet this criteria, providing examples where possible. This must be no longer than 5 pages, including your CV. Your academic transcript is not counted toward this total.

The Interview

Positions will be recruited based on merit selection. To ensure that this process is equitable, interviews are formal, with each interviewee being asked the same set of questions. Interviewees may also be asked to prepare a written response to a hypothetical problem.

Further Information:

If you would like any further information about undertaking a Graduate Employment or Summer Clerkship Program position with the IPC please email

Key dates for 2016

  • 1 March 2016 - Applications for the Graduate Employment positions opened 
  • 15 April 2016 - Applications for the Graduate Employment positions close 
  • 15 June 2016 - Applications for the Summer Clerkship positions open 
  • 17 July 2016 - Applications for the Summer Clerkship positions close

Last updated: June 2016

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Find out what positions are available, how to apply for jobs, and conditions of employment at the IPC.