Want to make a difference?
The Department of Social Services (DSS) offers a challenging and meaningful career at the heart of the Australian Government's social policy agenda.
We have a central role in delivering policies and programs that touch on the lives of almost every Australian. We also manage a significant proportion of the Federal Budget and have responsibility for major Government initiatives like the National Disability Insurance scheme and the Family Support Program.
If you are looking for a challenge and want to make a difference, we are recruiting graduates for 2014 in the following streams:
We want you!
We are looking for graduates who want a challenging career with a progressive department that helps to build a strong and fair society for all Australians.
Did you know we take graduates with a diverse range of qualifications?
We are particularly interested in graduates with the following degrees:
- Social Sciences
- IT Programming
- International Relations
- Asian Studies
We actively encourage applications from people with disabilities, Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders, and people with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
To be part of the DSS graduate program you must also meet the following criteria:
- be an Australian citizen or receive Australian citizenship status prior to commencement of the program
- have completed your last tertiary study no longer than five years prior to commencement
- provide evidence of your qualifications
- undergo identification, health, character and security checks
If you are an Australian citizen and you gained your qualification at an overseas institution, you can apply for the DSS Graduate Program. However, you will need to get your qualification recognised in Australia before you apply.
For help gaining recognition of your qualification, contact Australian Education International (AEI).
Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with disability are strongly encouraged.
Please note all our positions are located in Canberra, ACT.