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People management

In 2018-2019, NOPSEMA continued to build a high performing and values-based culture; attract, recruit and retain a highly skilled workforce; proactively plan for future workforce needs and provide high quality and timely learning and development opportunities to staff.


As at 30 June 2019, NOPSEMA had a headcount of 133 staff, and a full-time equivalent of 129.2 comprising ongoing, non-ongoing, seconded and temporary staff.

Workplace diversity

NOPSEMA is committed to a fair, flexible, safe and rewarding workplace which allows for diversity among its employees. Our people management policies and practices seek to ensure a workplace free from discrimination and harassment. NOPSEMA actively promotes a work environment that recognises and values individual differences of staff and fosters the contributions of people from different backgrounds, experience and perspectives.

Employee benefits

NOPSEMA offers its staff highly competitive remuneration packages and exceptional working conditions. These include:

  • competitive employer superannuation contributions at 15.4%;
  • 25 days of annual leave and 15 days of personal leave per annum;
  • ability to purchase additional leave subject to operation requirements;
  • learning and development opportunities;
  • flexible working arrangements;
  • employee assistance programme available to staff and immediate family members;
  • annual flu vaccinations;
  • $300 subsidy for employees requiring prescription glasses to perform their duties;
  • $500 per calendar year for appropriate professional memberships / subscriptions.

Figure 18: NOPSEMA headcount by role 2018–19

This is a breakdown of NOPSEMA's headcount by role in 2018-19. It represents how many OHS regulatory specialists, environmental management regulatory specialists, well integrity regulatory specialists, regulatory support staff and corporate staff.