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Tester (x4 roles): Canberra, ACT

Specialisterne Australia offers an alternative pathway for people on the autism spectrum to connect with employers who recognise and value the contributions and talents that individuals on the spectrum can bring to their organisations.

We are excited to partner with Accenture in their search for 4 x Testers from our community of autistic candidates.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialised capabilities across more than 40 industries.

Powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centres. With 513,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at

About the team

People in our Client Delivery & Operations team track drive delivery and capability excellence through the design, development and/or delivery of a solution, service, capability or offering. They grow into delivery-focused roles, and can progress within their current role, laterally or upward.

Role title



These are full time roles

Location of roles

Canberra.  Some flexibility to work from home is available (subject to client needs)

Travel requirements: Minimal


Under the guidance of the test lead, the successful applicant will play a key role in ensuring that technology systems work to specification, by being involved in the full lifecycle of the testing process.

What you will do

Duties include analysis of requirements and design documentation, working effectively with client stakeholders to develop the required test scenarios.  Preparation of data and tool set-up, through to the execution of testing scripts. On-the-job upskilling and formal training will be central to the successful applicant’s development within both the project team and more broadly at Accenture.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Apply quality engineering principals throughout the Agile product lifecycle
  • Analyse user stories and/use cases/requirements for validity and feasibility
  • Prepare and execute testing at various levels (Functional, End-to-End (System Integration), Compatibility, and Regression)
  • Detect and track software defects and inconsistencies
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with both client and Accenture stakeholders
  • Participate and contribute to process improvement initiatives in testing

Specialisterne Australia exists because autistic candidates are being overlooked for employment, largely due to the many barriers that autistic candidates come up against when competing for employment in typical recruitment practices.

Specialisterne has created an end-to-end recruitment and employee support framework that removes those typically found barriers, and replaces them with practical, demonstrative assessments and activities whereby candidates, over a patient process, have the opportunity to:


  • better understand the requirements of the roles they are competing for to assess if they are the right opportunities for them
  • meet team members and managers throughout the process
  • connect with others who have previously gained employment via this program
  • demonstrate through practical assessments and activities their motivation and suitability for the available roles over a patient process
  • ‘show’ what they can do (not just tell someone what you can do)

At Specialisterne Australia our values are Respect, Clarity, Accommodation, and Accessibility. We keep these in mind in all that we do.  We work with our partner employers to promote and sustain a diverse and inclusive workforce.  To support you further throughout your journey, we provide a mentor and buddy, and we work with you to tailor an individual plan to accommodate your needs in the workplace, also providing a period of support for both you and your future employer, ensuring a successful transition into your new role.


Please Note: All applications must go through Specialisterne Australia. Our partner employers do not handle applications directly for these opportunities.

Location of roles

These roles are offered in Canberrra, ACT only, however applicants prepared to relocate for employment are encouraged to apply.

Applicant Requirements

Must have

To apply for these roles, these things are essential:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a diagnosis of autism (including autism spectrum disorder; Asperger’s Syndrome; Autistic Disorder or PDD-NOS).
  • Australian citizenship required and Security Baseline required
  • Must live within a daily commutable distance to Canberra

Should have

These things are important to have:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced Agile team environment
  • Ability to think critically and have solid problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work on tasks autonomously and seek assistance when required
  • Good time-management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good attention to details
  • Positive attitude towards learning new technologies and products
  • A background in IT, either professionally or academically, with knowledge of an Agile project delivery lifecycle
  • Ability to analyse business requirements and design documentation
  • Ability to interact with client and Accenture project stakeholders, including team leads

Nice to have

These things are not essential, but if you have them that’s great:

  • Tertiary qualification in Business, Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field well-regarded (but not essential)
  • Ability to learn, design and develop automation scripts when needed
  • Knowledge in .Net, C#, Java may be beneficial (but not essential)

Application Process

Before you can apply for jobs through Specialisterne Australia, you must first register with us as an eligible candidate using the form below.  You only need to do this once, existing candidates already registered using this form can proceed to login at the candidate portal.  To commence the registration process, please make sure you have the required documents stated below:


  1. Evidence of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis. Evidence could be a Diagnostic Assessment or a letter from a treating medical practitioner.
  1. Proof of Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residence Visa. Accepted documents are one of the following:
  • Australian Birth Certificate
  • Current Australian Passport
  • Certificate of Australian Citizenship
  • Permanent Residency Visa in Australia (excluding bridging visas)


Upload your documents using the form provided on this page below.  A member of our team will check your eligibility and you will then be sent a link to complete an online registration form with Specialisterne Australia.  After you have completed your registration form, you will be sent a link to the candidate portal to upload supporting documents and apply for our jobs.


If you have already registered as an eligible candidate with Specialisterne Australia using the form below and have an account, you can login to your account in the candidate portal to apply for the jobs or opportunities you are most interested in. A link to the candidate portal is contained in the form provided on this page below.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in a 1-day practical screening workshop where they will find out more about the roles and undertake activities and assessments to determine their suitability for the various opportunities.

Following the 1-day workshop, Specialisterne will select a number of candidates to advance to the final stage of the recruitment process, the Talent Program. Candidates will be involved in a range of activities and assessments delivered by Specialisterne and our partner employers.

At the conclusion of the Talent Program activities, successful candidates will be offered employment. If you are unsuccessful, you may be considered for other Specialisterne opportunities.

Both the Screening Workshops and Talent Program activities will be delivered online in a virtual assessment centre environment and therefore candidates are expected to have use of their own computer with a webcam and microphone, and have access to the internet for the duration of the program.

Please Note: All applications must go through Specialisterne Australia. Our partner employers do not handle applications directly for these opportunities.




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