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Department of Education Reviews
Reviews by Department of Education graduate employees
- starstarstarstarstar3.9GradAustralia surveyed 31 graduates working at Department of Education. 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…
Working in a policy role, I have had the opportunity to work on projects that are important and receive media attention.
There is noticeable hierarchy however within the teams that I have worked in, I feel supported and respected.
To be improved.
We have flexible work arrangement.
Good starting pay rate I think
Immediate supervisors have both been fantastic.
The Department's graduate program offers graduates with comprehensive formal training covering core topics within government, including policy development, responding to and briefing APS decision makers, emotional intelligence and communication, presentation skills, procurement, legal and risk.
Depends on your work output and the current budget in the area at the time. However over time, promotions are likely if you are a good worker.
The department has a strong commitment to 'Indigenous business is everyone's business' and is very strong in this aspect of diversity. We participate in the Indigenous Australian Government Development Program, have an Indigenous Procurement Program, a Reconciliation Action Plan, and run activities during NAIDOC week. We also have an Indigenous Leader in the department. On other aspects of diversity we have a Pride Network, Women's Network, and are starting a Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Network.
We have an Indigenous Australian Government Development Program. We also have a RecruitAbility scheme for applicants with a disability.
Good. There are regular fundraising activities and charity events that employees at the department support.
New building. Central location. Clean environment. Downside is the traditional 'call centre layout'. Very bland and not inspiring but this is pretty standard in government.
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