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Australian Public Service Commission (APSC)

  • 100 - 500 employees

Australian Public Service Commission 2019 Graduate Program


If you are ready to launch your APS career, then come and join our 2019 Graduate Program.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job

Application dates

Applications Close
10 Sep 2018

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Civil Engineering & Construction
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Materials Engineering
Computer Graphics & Animation
Data Science
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration & Management
Human Resources
Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
Dentistry & Dental Science
Nutrition & Dietetics
Medicine & Medical Science
Nursing & Midwifery
Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Public Health
Psychology & Counselling
Exercise & Sports Science
Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Communication & Media Studies
Music & Performing Arts
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
Archaeology & History
Humanities (all other)
Politics & Policy Studies
Social Science (all other)
Theology & Comparative Religion
Social Work & Sociology
Legal Studies
Architecture & Interior Design
Building & Construction
Property, Land & Real Estate
Agricultural Science & Management
Earth Sciences
Physics & Astronomy
Sciences (all other)
General Education Studies

The Role

Our Graduate Program provides a unique experience, offering you the opportunity to launch your APS career through:

  • A development program designed to challenge your thinking and put your knowledge and skills into practice
  • The chance to work on interesting and highly valued projects that support APS agencies to improve people management practices and outcomes
  • Opportunities to engage with our senior leaders as they share their leadership insights
  • The chance to build both professional and social networks with other graduates and colleagues

We are looking for great communicators who are highly motivated to contribute their skills and knowledge to the achievement of our strategic priorities. This includes:

  • Modernising the employment framework
  • Shaping the APS workforce
  • Building workforce capability
  • Promoting integrity

The Person

We are looking for graduates who can:

  • Grasp new concepts and formulate ideas
  • Build relationships and collaborate with others
  • Be open to feedback and apply what you learn
  • Influence and lead others
  • Commit to a goal and see it through
  • Step into new tasks ready to learn
  • Value diversity and contribute to an inclusive workplace
  • Be willing to invest effort to achieve

How to Apply

 To be eligible for the Graduate Program you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen
  • Be willing to relocate to Canberra
  • Have completed qualifications equivalent to a three year Australian undergraduate degree in the last five years
  • Be eligible to obtain a valid Australian Government security clearance

More information about the recruitment process including what you need to provide as part of your application is available on our Graduate Portal.

As part of the application process, you will need to upload

  • your current Resume
  • your Academic transcript

Your response to the following questions (no more than 1000 words)

  • Why would you like to work at the Commission? What area of the Commission or what type of work is of most interest to you?
  • Tell us when you had to take the lead on a difficult task or situation. What strengths did you use to be successful in this task or situation?
  • A fundamental purpose of the Commission, as outlined in the Corporate Plan 2017-18 is to Position the APS workforce for the future.  What are your thoughts on the Strategic Priorities set out in the Plan to ensure we achieve this?

If you have questions you can call the Commission’s Graduate Co-ordinator on 02 62023807 or email people@apsc.gov.au 
Applications close at 5.00pm on 10 September 2018. Please note: Late applications will not be accepted.