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Department of Education and Training Reviews
Reviews by Department of Education and Training graduate employees
- starstarstarstarstar3.9GradAustralia surveyed 31 graduates working at Department of Education and Training. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 31 responses.
- Having the opportunity to engaging in international multilateral fora on behalf of the Australian Government.
- Engaging work that shapes national education policy in Australia, and touches the lives of most Australians.
- Having the opportunity to work on interesting projects and being given responsibility for work
- Acknowledgement of diversity, work conditions
- The people.
- No opportunities outside of Canberra.
- Overly bureaucratic and hierarchical processes can be challenging to work with.
- Poor recruitment practices, poor communication about change/ organisational restructure
- Too far removed from client for me
- It can be tricky to move from one project/area to another (from observations not experience).
What insiders say about…
I really enjoy my current role. I write a lot of briefs and help to organise a wide range of events and programs. The work is diverse and quite fast-paced.
The department is fairly hierarchical. Recent staff surveys have showed relatively low morale. Senior executive retention is low in my current group. Many teams are quite siloed and fail to communicate effectively. There is some degree of socialisation amongst colleagues.
I was originally hired at a different government department but due to machinery of government changes I was moved to my current department before I commenced.
I usually work 9-5 with a half hour lunch break. This is great and my workplace is flexible with my arrangements.
Pays quite a generous salary, with the salary being above the median income of APS employees.
This varies greatly from team to team too. I have had one team with an amazing director, and another which I believe is subpar.
The graduate program has provided some useful training, but more work related training is left to the area to organise.
Easy to gain 'acting' experience but difficult to secure a permanent promotion.
Very high, there is a large range of diversity networks.
I am a co-chair of an employee network. I was a chair of an event subcommittee and organised a departmental event which was a big hit.
Very good overall, a big kitchen with many ovens on every second floor and a small kitchen down each end of the building on every floor. There has been some shrinking in desk space (desks on some floors are closer together). Also some teams are co-locating at other departments which can be tricky to co-ordinate.
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