Assistant Case Assessment Registrar – AAT


JB 43129

  • Conduct case conferences
  • Manage cases nationally
  • Develop strategies for improvement

The Assistant Case Assessment Registrar is responsible for assisting the National Practice Registrar and the Division Head with:

  • managing cases on a national and/or local basis.
  • the triaging of cases following the conduct of early case assessment conferencing; and
  • the development and implementation of strategies to improve management of the caseload in (primarily) the Tribunal’s Small Business Taxation Division but also the Taxation and Commercial Division.

The role receives day-to-day direction from, and formally reports to, the National Practice Registrar.
The Early Case Assessment Registrar may also be required to help maintain resources for members relevant to the caseload, alert members to changes in law and practice and assist with external liaison and member professional development relating to the caseload.


  1. Conduct early case assessment conferencing
  2. Manage and assess cases to identify issues and determine appropriate pathways.
  3. Provide direction for pre-constitution (registry) teams in triaging caseloads.
  4. Undertake pre-constitution steps including outreach and liaison with parties, information gathering, conferencing, dispute resolution and case preparation.
  5. Monitor and research issues of law and practice, and assist with maintaining information resources and supporting professional development relating to the caseload.
  6. Monitor and analyse workload and performance trends and prepare high-level briefings and reports to inform the management of the caseload and individual cases.
  7. Build and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  8. Exercise the statutory powers and functions of an authorised officer under the provisions of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975.
  9. Assist the Division Head and the National Practice Registrar with other matters as required.

Selection Criteria:

  1. A recognised degree in Laws of an Australian tertiary institution, or a comparable overseas qualification, which, in the opinion of the Registrar, is appropriate to the duties of the office; or admission as a practitioner, however described, of the High Court or the Supreme Court of an Australian State or Territory.
  2. Minimum of 3 years post admission litigation experience (with at least some practice experience in taxation litigation).
  3. Highly-developed conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to interpret and draw conclusions from complex information, including statistical information.
  4. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and exercise sound judgment, including the proven capacity to identify opportunities for improvement and to implement change.
  5. Demonstrated high level of initiative and a history of achieving results with limited supervision.
  6. Highly-developed oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex information clearly and succinctly.
  7. Proven ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and to negotiate and influence effectively.
  8. Sound knowledge of, or the ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of, the Tribunal’s legislation, policy framework, caseload and operations and a very good understanding of the taxation caseload and relevant legislation.

For a confidential discussion and to express an interest, please contact the consultant assisting the AAT, Trish Mullen on 0430 438 080 or email