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Entry-level employment programs

Our Graduate program

2023 Graduate Program

Applications for the 2023 Graduate Program are now closed.

To register your interest in future programs please visit Graduate Program - Keep in Contact.

Indigenous employment programs

We take part in the following Indigenous employment programs coordinated within the Australian Public Service (APS).

Indigenous Australian Government Development Program

The Indigenous Australian Government Development Program (IAGDP) is a 15-month program, designed to improve employment opportunities and experiences within the APS for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Participants undertake a combination of on the job and formal training resulting in a nationally recognised diploma-level qualification, specialising in human resources, procurement or project management.

We offer participants:

  • combined practical work and structured training
  • a nationally recognised diploma level qualification
  • training and development opportunities
  • flexible working conditions
  • ongoing employment
  • APS 3 level salary.

After successfully completing the program, participants continue to work in a permanent full-time position within the department and may advance to a higher classification level.

We are looking for motivated participants who are enthusiastic and have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Participants must provide evidence of their Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage and meet APS requirements, including security and character clearances.

Find out more about the Indigenous Australian Government Development Program.

Australian Government Indigenous Graduate Pathway

This program provides a pathway to APS employment and promotes the APS as an employer of choice among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary graduates. Through hands-on experience, graduates develop a strong professional grounding and exposure to public governance in a range of business areas.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary graduates join our Graduate Program and take part in a 12-month, structured and comprehensive learning and development program, and take part in work rotations across various areas of the department.

Graduates receive extensive support, including mentoring, access to learning and development activities and exciting ongoing career opportunities at the end of the program.

After successfully completing the program, graduates continue to work in a permanent full-time position within the department and may advance to a higher classification level.

We are looking for motivated graduates who are enthusiastic and have strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Graduates must provide evidence of their Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage, meet APS requirements, including security and character clearances. They must hold, as a minimum, a qualification equivalent to a 3-year Australian undergraduate degree and have completed a degree or post-graduate qualification no more than 4 years before the program begins.

To find out more, including how to apply, visit the Indigenous Careers website.

Stepping Into program

The Australian Network on Disability offer a program called the Stepping Into program. It offers a short-term paid internship for talented university students with disability.

You can apply for the program if you are:

  • a person with disability and registered with your university's Disability Services
  • completing your second last or final year of your degree
  • able to work in Australia.

Take advantage of a paid, hands-on work experience in a workplace relevant to your degree.

Find out more about the Stepping Into program.

Get more information

To find out more about any of our entry-level employment programs, call our HR Assist team on 02 6141 6111 (option 2) between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm AET, or email us.

Find your fit by visiting the Australian Government Career Pathway website.