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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…
Liaising with external suppliers and internal stakeholders, monitoring social media and web page views and compiling statistical reports weekly, drafting and contributing to briefs and other government documents.
The department is very flexible. We recently received laptops to use as computers and this allows more flexibility to work from home if I am unwell or have non-work related priorities. There is little 'micro-managing' in my branch and there is lots of discussion and work that takes place at all levels. For example, I have just been involved in a project alongside my Branch Manager and Group Manager.
This was a long time ago as I joined the grad program once I completed my Indigenous cadetship. This means that my entry was different.
Be yourself and be genuine.
My department is very flexible when it come to working hours. I can choose my starting time within the bandwidth and have to complete 7.30 hours each day but if I go above and below this time duration, I can adjust this on any other day by working less or more than 7.30 hours.
No perks, at least none communicated to 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.
We get very good training during our graduate program.
I am unsure as I have always been promoted via entry level programs. I am finally in a position after 4 years that I am an acting APS4 and finally feel as though I am being paid for the quality and amount of work that I do.
Supportive staff networks: Women's Network, Pride Network, ATSI Network and Accessibility Networks. Very diverse and supportive staff and leadership.
The Department has Indigenous Cadetship and Indigenous Australian Government Development Program (IAGDP).
There are many CSR projects that take place.
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.
Have not heard much about this area so perhaps not as much as it could/should be doing.Join us to bookmark!
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