Start your graduate career

6 April 20222023 Graduate Development Program

Start your graduate career in one of Australia’s leading government departments responsible for the wellbeing of all Australians and their families.

Applications for the 2023 Graduate Development Program are now open.

Graduates start their career at an APS level 3 and progress to an APS level 5 upon successful completion of the program.

In 2022 we welcomed 129 graduates from all corners of our nation – our biggest intake to date.

Our department highly values the diversity of our workforce and encourages graduates with disability and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander graduates to apply.

You will need to be an Australian citizen and have completed a degree in the last 5 years, up to December 2022.

If you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding introduction to working in government, start your graduate career with the Department of Social Services. Apply now!

Applications close on 18 April 2022.

Find out more:

Visit the Graduate Development Program webpage for more information.

Email if you have any questions. 

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