Effective 1 July 2019

Australian Community Media Employment Classified Job Advertisement Policy

Australian Community Media Employment connects candidates with legitimate, specific jobs from advertisers all across Australia. Our Employment Classified Job Advertisement policy has been written to provide responsible and clear guidance to advertisers on the types of jobs and content that we accept for publishing as classified job advertisements.

This Policy, together with the Advertising Terms and Conditions, Conditions of Use, Privacy Policy and any additional terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers displayed elsewhere on the Australian Community Media Network ("Conditions") govern your use of and access to the Australian Community Media Network.

1.0 Developing a successful job advertisement


The most appealing, discovered and successful job advertisements (Material) are for a single, legitimate, specific job and include the following information:


We want your job advertisement to be discovered by the best and most relevant candidates. On our website/s we employ our own search engine/s and other technologies to enable your job advertisement to be presented in relevant search results and website features. As a result we strongly deter advertisers from submitting Material that is incomplete (see Section 1.1 for guidance on best practise Material and what we view as complete) as it limits the Material being optimised by our technology and minimises the discovery of your job advertisement by candidates.

2.0 Acceptance of Material


Our service team monitor the Material provided for publishing and its content. Australian Community Media reserve the right to reject your Material. Where practical, our service team will provide guidance on how to meet the Australian Community Media Employment Job Advertisement Terms and Conditions to enable revisions to be made to the job advertisement and Material to be published.


Material must not:

  1. breach any applicable laws or regulations;
  2. solicit money or passwords or information irrelevant to the job application process from any person;
  3. suggest or contain, promote, or provide information about unlawful activities or conduct;
  4. harm, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise offend others;
  5. be defamatory, obscene, offensive, threatening, abusive, pornographic, vulgar, profane, indecent in any way or otherwise unlawful, including Material that racially or religiously vilifies, incites violence or hatred;
  6. discriminate, exclude, stereotype, offend, insult or humiliate others based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, appearance or any physical or mental disability. For the avoidance of doubt, advertisements that suggest or state the gender, age or years of experience required for a job will not be accepted for publication;
  7. suggest nudity, excessive violence, or sexual acts or references. For the avoidance of doubt, adult entertainment includes - but is not limited to - escort, adult massage, lingerie waitressing and exotic dancing and these advertisements are prohibited;
  8. promote gambling or gaming. This is advertising a service not a legitimate, specific job;
  9. request a photo or description of physical appearance to support a job application. For the avoidance of doubt this invites discrimination on appearance;
  10. suggest or contain, promote, or provide information that requires the applicant to buy a vehicle, product stock, or other assets. For the avoidance of doubt any advertisement which has any upfront investment is prohibited as this is self-employment not a job;
  11. suggest or contain, promote, a business opportunity for example, work from home, start your own company, which uses puffery or states the best possible earnings outcomes. This is advertising an opportunity, and one that may prey on the vulnerable, and is not a legitimate, specific job;
  12. be written in a language other than English. The odd line is allowed as long as it can be translated by us to be verified that is not discriminatory, breach any applicable laws or regulations or inappropriate. Any main details of the advertisement cannot be in any other language;
  13. be an advertisement for resume creation services. This is advertising a service not a legitimate job;
  14. be an advertisement for training courses. Training courses, paid or otherwise, is advertising a service not a legitimate, specific job;
  15. be an advertisement for a seminar or information session that promises or suggest work at the end of an event of seminar,
    examples may include “Work in the UK! Attend this seminar for more info”. Seminars, paid or otherwise, are advertising a service or opportunity not a legitimate, specific job;
  16. be an advertisement for one off paid or unpaid studies or research or trials or focus group. This is advertising an opportunity not a legitimate, specific job;
  17. be an advertisement for a room or chair for rent with clients/work. This is advertising a business opportunity not a legitimate, specific job;
  18. be an advertisement for joining a modelling agency or talent agency. Joining an agency is not a job;
  19. suggest or present multiple or, unrelated roles or ‘opportunities’. For the avoidance of doubt spamming (multiple ads with small changes) or recruitment ‘phishing’ or talent pipelining is similar to and is not an advertisement for a legitimate, specific jobs. Each role should not be advertised more than once, unless there are specific and valid similar roles within different locations, spamming advertisements will be removed;
  20. suggest or contain, promote, or provide information on investment products. This is advertising a business or financial opportunity not a legitimate, specific job;
  21. be an advertisement for work wanted. This is advertising a candidate not a legitimate, specific job;
  22. feature actual or insinuated swear words ("@#$%");
  23. be an advertisement with heavy-handed political tone or disparage other political parties or candidates or individuals in the political arena.
  24. be an advertisement from recruiters or head hunting services that requesting payment from job searchers to have access to their range of job opportunities. This is advertising a service not a legitimate, specific job;
  25. mention competitors to Australian Community Media Employment products; or
  26. mention or make claims about market position in it’s category if it is a direct or indirect competitor to a Australian Community Media product, service or entity.


To avoid any grey areas in our policy we confirm we accept:

  1. advertisements for qualified therapeutic massage specialists in health and therapy centres and institutions;
  2. advertisements for staff to work in the gaming and gambling industry in casinos, clubs and related businesses;
  3. advertisements which specify faith where role can only and uniquely be carried out by someone with a particular religious education, such as a preacher, or celebrant. *Note the Australian Government currently debating this topic;
  4. single advertisements where multiple legitimate, specific jobs are listed within that single advertisement when they are the same job title, job description, salary, etc;
  5. advertisements for casting jobs in TV/Movies/other productions including extras where the duration of job, job details and particulars are legitimate and specific