Graduate Development Program: How to apply

Applications opening 30 March 2020

Applications are completed online. Here is what you will need:

  • personal information
  • employment details
  • CV/resume (as an attachment)
  • referees

Generalist, Communications, Data and Analysis and Finance pathways apply here

Apply here

Human Resources Pathway Applications

To apply for the Human Resources Pathway at DSS visit – www.apshrgrads.com.au

Economist Pathway Applications

To apply for the Economist Pathway at DSS visit – graduates.treasury.gov.au

Application Process

A timeline for the application process is detailed below.

Online testing June 2020 > Applications close 3 May 2020 > Video interviews and references July 2020 > Referees checked July 2020Successful candidates go into a merit pool July 2020 > Formal letters of offer sent from August 2020

Human Resources

This year, the Department of Social Services is one of many Australian Public Service agencies participating in the new APS Human Resource (HR) Graduate Development program. If you have relevant qualifications and are interested in a career in HR with the APS, you could be one of the first to benefit from this program.

To apply for a HR graduate position you do not need to apply through the standard application process for the Department of Social Services. Please visit www.apshrgrads.com.au to find more information and apply.

APS Economist Stream

This year, the Department of Social Services is one of the many Australian Public Service (APS) agencies participating in the new APS Economist Stream. If you have the relevant qualifications, you can apply to the APS Economist Stream and be eligible for consideration for a wide range of opportunities to start your career as an Economist within the APS.

To apply for the APS Economist Stream, you do not need to apply through the Department of Social Services application process. Please visit https://graduates.treasury.gov.au/how-to-apply.htm to find more information and apply.

Contact us

Have a question? Contact the Graduate Recruitment team.

Email: graduaterecruitment@dss.gov.au
Phone: 1800 799 140 option 8

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