Looking for your next career move? Your unlimited opportunities start here at the Department of Human Services!
2020 National Graduate Program
Work in one of Australia's largest government departments. Design, develop, deliver, coordinate and monitor a range of government services.
When you join our department you'll help deliver more than $173 billion in payments. We offer a range of health, social and welfare payments and services through:
We touch the lives of almost every Australian. Our department provides essential payments and services to help people meet life's challenges. We help when people have lost a job, a loved one or when they're separating from a partner.
The services we deliver make a difference to the lives of the people we serve.
Our graduate program gives you lots of opportunities to use the skills and knowledge you gained at university.
The program has 2 unique experiences. All graduates take part in our Outbound experience. You'll spend 3 days working in a local service centre or Smart Centre. You'll see how the work we do makes a positive difference to the lives of Australians. You can also apply for the Indigenous and Multicultural Placement. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to spend up to 3 months working in an indigenous or multicultural community.
Our 10 month program offers two pathways – Generalist and Professional.
Our Generalist pathway accepts applicants with degrees from all disciplines and gives you broad exposure to the operations of the department. You'll experience 2 placements, each lasting 5 months. This allows you to participate in diverse projects and learn how different areas operate.
The Professional pathway provides a single placement, allowing you to specialise and develop your skills in a particular area. This year, we are recruiting 6 disciplines within the Professional pathway:
To be eligible you must:
To find out more about eligibility, go to our website.
Our department is committed to providing a working environment that values diversity and inclusion, and supports all staff 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. We can also talk to you about our Affirmative Measures recruitment process for candidates who identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians.
For more information about the National Graduate Program go to our website and like us on Facebook.
Applications for the National Graduate Program close at 11:30 pm AEST on 15 April 2019.