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Nuclear Safety Technician

Position Overview

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under subsection 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth).


  • 4 Year, Full Time Traineeship ($53k + 15.4% super)
  • Development opportunity for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons
  • Hands on experience and formal qualification upon successful completion of program
  • Sutherland Shire | Work-life balance | Health & Wellbeing Programs

About You

We are looking for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students or school leavers who have an interest in science. If you enjoy working with people and have a drive to look out for others, apply today!

About the Opportunity

ANSTO supported by the Sir William Tyree Foundation is offering this unique and exciting four-year development opportunity for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person to work and learn on the job.


Throughout the program you will:

  • Develop a range of different skills and practical work experience
  • Gain foundational experience which can be applied to assessing, monitoring, and managing safety situations on site in collaboration with other team members
  • Effectively time manage training requirements with day to day work duties
  • Work alongside others to add support and gain skills 


Features of the program include:

  • Continuous training and ongoing support
  • Mentoring to help with training, professional and personal development throughout the program
  • Rotations through Health Physics, Work Health and Safety (WHS) and Occupational Hygiene plus opportunities in the Radiation Protection Services Commercial and Regulatory team, Emergency Response and Safety Engineering
  • Training while working giving you multiple certifications and accreditations including:
    • Certificate IV Work Health & Safety
    • Accreditation as a Health Physics Surveyor & Occupational Hygiene Technician
  • Development opportunities to provide strong foundations for an exciting and fulfilling careers
  • The opportunity to be considered for an ongoing job as a Nuclear Safety Technician after successful completion of the four-year program


For more information please view the position description here.

About Us

ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes.  We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits.  Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment.  ANSTO is the home of Australia's most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research.  Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.

At ANSTO you will work with some of Australia's brightest minds and have the opportunity to shape a career that matches your talent, goals and interests.

Benefits of Working with Us

ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians. 

We support and reward our employees through eligibility for:

  • Training, development and mentoring opportunities 
  • Performance based salary increases 
  • Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions


If you want to join a world class organisation that's making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now!

How to Apply

To apply, complete our online application form which involves some basic selection criteria questions, you may also be asked to provide a brief cover letter and resume and copy of academic records. For more information about eligibility click here.


If you have any questions about this fantastic opportunity and would like to talk with a friendly member of our team, please call Laura Dascolias on 02 9717 3675 or email laura.dascolias@ansto.gov.au.


Applications must be submitted on-line via our website.


Applications close: 11:59pm, Sunday 5 June 2022


In order to solve great challenges, we need great minds and great teams. At ANSTO, we understand that diverse teams produce better outcomes – and we value the merit that a diverse perspective can bring to our team. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primary carers, those with a disability, and women in STEM. ANSTO is a charter member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative and is proudly taking action to create a gender-inclusive workforce.