Australian High Commission


Frequently asked questions

1. Does the Australian High Commission (AHC) hire expatriates?
We usually do not employ expatriates unless it is for a specialist position.  In such cases it will be specified in the advertisement.

2. Am I eligible to apply for the position if I hold a work visa?
It depends on the visa you hold.  You will need to check with the Malaysian Immigration Authorities on whether your visa allows you to work for us.

3. Is there an age restriction for employment at the AHC?
The AHC employs people who are below the official retirement age of 60 years of age.

4. What are the conditions of service associated with Leave?
Leave entitlements: Less than 5 years – 17 days
                             5 years but less than 10 years – 19 days
                             10 years and above – 22 days
Medical leave: 15 days per annum (accumulative)

5. What are the hours of duty?
The AHC operates from Monday to Friday.  Staff are expected to work 7.5 hours per day.  The standard working hours are between 8:00am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

6. Does the AHC provide medical and accident insurance cover?
Yes, our staff are covered by annual Medical Insurance (in-patient and out-patient treatment) along with 24-hour Personal Accident Insurance.

7. Are there any conditions that need to be met prior to my employment at the AHC?
Prior to appointment/commencement, candidates are subject to the following checks:
• Referee;
• Qualifications;
• Local police clearance; and
• Medical clearance.

Please note that some speciality positions are subject to a more rigorous security clearance process.  This would be clearly identified in the job advertisement.

8. Do you pay a bonus?
The AHC provides an annual bonus which is equivalent to 2 months’ salary.

9. Do you have a probationary period and how long?
All new employees serve an initial probationary period of six months.