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Employment programs

Choosing to start your public service career with us will provide you with opportunities to develop, inform and shape the future of Australia.

We offer a range of employment programs as entry pathways into the department.

Programs we offer

The Attorney-General’s Department Graduate program offers graduates the opportunity to help deliver a wide range of legal and policy work that supports Australia’s law, justice, security and integrity frameworks.

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We offer graduates an opportunity to Jump Start their graduate year by starting with us before the official program commences.

Jump Start opportunities are:

  • short-term contracts paid at the APS Level 3 classification
  • offered as part-time or full-time
  • Canberra-based (with relocation assistance available if required).

Roles for Jump Start commence during October and November, giving graduates the opportunity to settle into Canberra and the department before the graduate program begins.

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We participate in the following Career Pathway programs:

Visit the Career Pathways portal on the APS Jobs website for more information.

The Stepping Into program is a short-term paid internship for university students with disability. You can apply for the program if you are:

  • a person with disability
  • registered with your university's disability services organisation
  • completing your penultimate or final year of your degree.

The Australian Disability Network manages the program. We host interns during the Winter Program (July – September).

Visit the Australian Disability Network website for more information.

Australian Government Graduate Program streams

We also participate in several Australian Government Graduate Program (AGGP) streams and lead the Legal stream.

The streams we engage graduates from include:

  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Data
  • Economist
  • Generalist
  • HR
  • Indigenous Graduate Pathway
  • Legal

We recruit graduates from all disciplines to support diverse views and better inform the work we do. You can also learn about some of our recent graduates and their experiences.

Find out more

For more information about our programs click on the program links above.

You can also contact our HR Assist team: