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Department of Human Services 2020 National Graduate Program

Canberra

Looking for your next career move? Your unlimited opportunities start here at the Department of Human Services!

Opportunity details

Opportunity Types
Graduate Job
Salary
$59,498–$66,313

Application dates

Applications Open
19 Mar 2019
Applications Close
15 Apr 2019

Minimum requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
No
Degrees Accepted
E
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Civil Engineering & Construction
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Materials Engineering
I
Computer Graphics & Animation
Data Science
B
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration & Management
Human Resources
Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
C
Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Communication & Media Studies
Music & Performing Arts
H
Classics
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
Archaeology & History
Humanities (all other)
Philosophy
Politics & Policy Studies
Social Science (all other)
Theology & Comparative Religion
Psychology & Counselling
Social Work & Sociology
L
Law
Legal Studies
M
Dentistry & Dental Science
Nutrition & Dietetics
Medicine & Medical Science
Nursing & Midwifery
Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Public Health
Psychology & Counselling
Exercise & Sports Science
P
Architecture & Interior Design
Property, Land & Real Estate
S
Agricultural Science & Management
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Physics & Astronomy
Sciences (all other)
T
General Education Studies

2020 National Graduate Program

Work in one of Australia's largest government departments. Design, develop, deliver, coordinate and monitor a range of government services.

  • Make a positive difference to the lives of Australians
  • Work on a variety of projects to shape your career
  • On the job training; professional development; Senior Executive mentoring

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:

  • Centrelink
  • Child Support
  • Medicare

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:

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

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian citizen on 15 April 2019
  • be willing to relocate if required
  • have completed or due to complete an undergraduate or post graduate degree between 19 March 2016 and 6 February 2020
  • have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 or above to apply for the Legal discipline.

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 close

Applications for the National Graduate Program close at 11:30 pm AEST on 15 April 2019. 
 

Graduate Success Stories


Department of Human Services Graduate Melissa
  • Graduate stories
As an Allied Health professional, I conduct assessments and make recommendations in regards to services and supports best suited to help individuals participate in vocational activities.

Melissa

  • Graduate stories
As an Allied Health professional, I conduct assessments and make recommendations in regards to services and supports best suited to help individuals participate in vocational activities.

Melissa

Australian Government Department of Human Services Nelson
  • Graduate stories
I have a strong passion for writing and it’s incredibly satisfying to see your work published in a newspaper.

Nelson

  • Graduate stories
I have a strong passion for writing and it’s incredibly satisfying to see your work published in a newspaper.

Nelson

Department of Human Services Graduate Melissa
  • Graduate stories
As an Allied Health professional, I conduct assessments and make recommendations in regards to services and supports best suited to help individuals participate in vocational activities.

Melissa

  • Graduate stories
As an Allied Health professional, I conduct assessments and make recommendations in regards to services and supports best suited to help individuals participate in vocational activities.

Melissa

Australian Government Department of Human Services Nelson
  • Graduate stories
I have a strong passion for writing and it’s incredibly satisfying to see your work published in a newspaper.

Nelson

  • Graduate stories
I have a strong passion for writing and it’s incredibly satisfying to see your work published in a newspaper.

Nelson