Graduate Development Program

Applications have now closed

Applications will reopen in March 2021

Our graduate program offers:

  • a challenging and rewarding introduction to working in the government and being part of vital government initiatives.
  • two five-month work area placements (rotations).
  • invitations to participate in a range of learning and development activities, networking events, and short-term placements in not-for-profit organisations and Services Australia service centres.

Georgina saying 'There are great benefits, you feel supported and have the opportunity to make a real difference.'

Samuel saying 'As graduates we have one shared purpose here - to make a positive difference in the lives of everyday Australians.'

Adam saying 'As a graduate with disability, the department has helped me adjust to my new workplace.'

Graphic stating what you are entitled to. Earn up to $67,781, 15.4% superannuation, 18 days personal leave a year, 4 weeks annual leave, we will pay for your move.

The public service offers career progression and variety, as well as excellent pay and conditions.

Have a question? Contact the Graduate Recruitment team.


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