Key dates

Our application process is run over a number of months. Keep these dates in your diary so you don't miss out.

Date Event

March 2017

Applications for the 2018 programme will open on 15 March 2017 at 9:00am (AEST).

Department representatives attend careers fairs around Australia.

April 2017

Applications for the 2018 programme will close on 30 April 2017 at 11.55 pm (AEST).

May 2017

Short-listing of candidates to determine suitability for interview

June and July 2017

Interviews take place in most State capital cities (except Darwin, Perth & Hobart). Alternative arrangements will be in place where interviews are not conducted in a specified capital city.

From September 2017

Offers made to successful candidates.

February 2018

2018 Graduate Development Programme commences in Canberra.

University and Career Fairs

Want to learn more about working with our department? Want to meet us in person and talk to like-minded grads?

Each year we attend career fairs and Big Meets in most capital cities in Australia. For more details, check out the closest career fair to you.



Australian Capital Territory

14 March 2017 -ANU Science Career Fair

22 March 2017- Tertiary to Work

New South Wales

17 March 2017- The Big Meet ­ Sydney


20 March 2017- QLD University of Technology

22 March 2017- University of Queensland



8 March 2017- University of Melbourne

9 March 2017- Monash University  (Clayton Campus)

South Australia

14 March 2017 - Big Meet Adelaide

Have you got more questions than answers?

Contact us
(02) 6213 6501