Applications are open Wedneday 15 March 2017 at 9.00 am (AEST) and will close Sunday 30 April 2017 at 11.55 pm (AEST).

All positions are Canberra based however in your second year there may be opportunities to work in a state office. Relocation assistance is provided to successful candidates.

To be eligible for a graduate position you must:

  • Have completed a minimum of a three-year undergraduate degree, or have completed one by the end of 2017
  • Be an Australian citizen
  • Be prepared to relocate to Canberra

Successful candidates will be required to undertake a security clearance and provide evidence of their tertiary qualifications and Australian citizenship.

We welcome applications from graduates from all disciplines, particularly with degrees in:

  • Economics
  • Commerce
  • Law
  • Business
  • Public Policy
  • Science
  • Data and analytics
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Accounting

Even if you graduated a while ago you're still welcome to apply.  There is no age limit for graduates. We recruit graduates on their capabilities rather than age. The department recruits a diverse range of people for our Graduate Development Programme and we value people who have work and life experience.

If your degree is from an overseas university it must be recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR). If you have any questions in relation to your overseas qualification please contact NOOSR on 1300 636 079 or visit NOOSR's website at http://internationaleducation.gov.au.

We value people who have strong skills in:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Research and Analysis
  • Adaptability
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Judgement

 And if you've also got post-graduate qualifications, work experience, political awareness and/or business acumen, it's a bonus!


Have you got more questions than answers?

Contact us
(02) 6213 6501