Australian Government Department of Human Services
  • Government & public services

Our story
Every day we support millions of Australians from all demographics, backgrounds and ages. We deliver Centrelink, Child Support and Medicare payments and services, as well as Australian Hearing services.

We also provide critical, tailored support to communities and individuals in times of crisis. Last year we provided much needed support to Australians affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie, and separately, to those affected by the dairy industry downturn.

Most Australians make contact with us at some point in their life and each year we deliver more than $140 billion in payments.

Our culture
Our department is committed to providing a working environment that values diversity and inclusion, and that supports all employees to reach their full potential. Our commitment is demonstrated through workplace diversity and inclusion strategies, policies and initiatives. Our team would be happy to talk with you about...

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Our story
Every day we support millions of Australians from all demographics, backgrounds and ages. We deliver Centrelink, Child Support and Medicare payments and services, as well as Australian Hearing services.

We also provide critical, tailored support to communities and individuals in times of crisis. Last year we provided much needed support to Australians affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie, and separately, to those affected by the dairy industry downturn.

Most Australians make contact with us at some point in their life and each year we deliver more than $140 billion in payments.

Our culture
Our department is committed to providing a working environment that values diversity and inclusion, and that supports all employees to reach their full potential. Our commitment is demonstrated through workplace diversity and inclusion strategies, policies and initiatives. Our team would be happy to talk with you about our RecruitAbility scheme available to candidates who identify as having disability and our Affirmative Measures recruitment process for candidates who identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians.

We are committed to creating a workplace culture that builds respect and fosters inclusion. We acknowledge the skills and perspectives that people may bring to the workplace because of their age, language, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status and work and life experiences.

National Graduate Program
Our 10 month program offers two pathways – Generalist and Professional.

Generalist pathway

Our Generalist pathway accepts applicants with degrees from all disciplines and gives you broad exposure to the operations of the department. You’ll experience two placements, each lasting five months. This allows you to participate in diverse projects and learn how different areas operate.

Professional pathway

The Professional pathway provides a single placement, allowing you to specialise and develop your skills in a particular area. This year, we are recruiting six disciplines within the Professional pathway:

  • communication
  • data analytics
  • finance
  • human resources
  • legal
  • social work
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Graduate Stories

Madeleine DHS Graduate
Australian Government Department of Human Services
Madeleine studied Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws at University of New South Wales
Steven DHS Graduate
Australian Government Department of Human Services
Steven studied Bachelor of Business (HR Major) at University of Newcastle
Andjela DHS Graduate
Australian Government Department of Human Services
Andjela studied Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Finance) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT)