The Australian Government Department of Education and Training is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians access quality early childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.

We are committed to providing easy and informative access to our services and support programs and work directly with our clients and stakeholders to ensure expectations are met.

We are a dynamic, people-focused organisation where workplace diversity and inclusion is vitally important to us in creating a productive and harmonious environment for people to work. We recognise and embrace the diversity that each employee brings to the workplace, creating an environment of trust, mutual respect and appreciation.

The department promotes a culture where Indigenous business is everyone's business―across its work practices, values and business. All employees are supported through the provision of a number of learning opportunities to build their cultural capability.

We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature-age people and people with disability, regardless of sex, sexuality or gender identity.

The Department of Education and Training prides itself on being an agile organisation, promoting the Australian Public Service philosophy of one APS career, thousands of opportunities.

Job Overview
The Department of Education and Training Graduate Program commences in February 2018 and concludes in December 2018.

Graduates will participate in work placements across the whole of the department and are encouraged to seek diverse placements to assist them to understand our core business and to find the type of work that best suits their skills and interests. At the end of the ten month program, graduates who successfully complete are eligible for advancement to the APS 4 level.

The Position
The Department of Education and Training is looking for people who believe that 'opportunity comes through learning', recent university graduates who:

  • Have an interest in contributing to the work of the Australian Government
  • Are passionate about education and want to make a difference to the lives of all Australians
  • Are motivated and have personal drive and integrity
  • Embrace diversity and value the contributions of people with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives
  • Are able to demonstrate they share the values of the department.

Our Graduate Program provides:

  • An opportunity to grow your career through diverse experiences and exposure to our business and our people; with access to professional development and on-the-job learning activities
  • A workplace culture that is supportive, flexible and rewarding; offering the opportunity to participate in multiple employee networks, peer support and mentoring relationships
  • Excellent employment conditions with competitive remuneration, superannuation and employee entitlements; supporting you to work in an environment that recognises and appreciates your lifestyle.

In 2018 we will offer three pathways: Generalist, Data Science/ Analyst and Information Communication Technology (ICT).

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