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Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

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  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Department of Jobs and Small Business 2020 Graduate Program

The Department of Jobs and Small Business Graduate Program is your opportunity to work with a department at the forefront of dynamic and ever evolving social policy that affects all Australians. 

  • Closing on 28 Apr 2019

Opportunity Details

Opportunity Types
Graduate Job
Salary
$64,291

Application Dates

Applications Open
18 Mar 2019
Applications Close
28 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
Building & Construction Management
Property, Land & Real Estate
S
Agricultural Science & Management
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Physics & Astronomy
Sciences (all other)
T
General Education Studies

The Department

The Department of Jobs and Small Business Graduate Program is your opportunity to work with a department at the forefront of dynamic and ever evolving social policy that affects all Australians. You will have the opportunity to work on these programs and contribute to the department’s vision: More Jobs. Great Workplaces.

The program is a quality, engaging and rewarding 10 month program offering workplace learning and development in a vibrant, supportive and opportunity driven environment. Within the program we offer:

  • Two placements in a range of work areas, providing opportunities to work on a variety of programs and policies developed and implemented by the department
  • professional development, including structured learning and development activities
  • opportunities to be involved in a wide range of networks, social and fundraising events
  • an attractive remuneration and conditions package.

The Position

The department recruits graduates across five disciplines:

  • Generalist
  • Economics
  • Legal
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Quantitative Analysis

Generalist — our generalists work in exciting and engaging areas in policy development, program management and HR. Some of the areas our generalist graduates work in include employment services (such as jobactive, PaTH, ParentsNext, Empowering YOUth Initiatives) and workplace relations (such as WHS/workers’ compensation, fair entitlements, migration policies), along with Corporate initiatives in HR, communications and finance. 

Economics — The Department of Jobs and Small Business is seeking economics graduates who are enthusiastic, energetic and have a strong background in economics, econometrics and/or quantitative/statistical skills and who are looking for a challenging and rewarding career.
 
Graduate economists will conduct economic and labour market analysis within the Department have a strong set of core conceptual and technical skills (such as data manipulation, statistical analysis and research skills). They should be able to interpret, communicate and present their analysis to a range of audiences in an accessible way. 

Economics graduates will help ensure an evidence-based approach is applied to policy development and service delivery. Evidence-based approaches to policy development include statistical analysis of the policy environment, broader economic trends and the use of data, evaluation and research to understand policy implications. 

Legal — Graduate lawyers are involved in the full range of work undertaken by our three legal teams, including provision of legal advice, legislation development (including drafting of legislative instruments) and litigation:

  • The Workplace Relations Legal Group, which focuses on workplace relations, work health and safety law, and workers’ compensation,
  • Corporate Legal, which focuses on administrative law, corporate and commercial law, intellectual property, insolvency law, social security and information law, and
  • The Recovery and Litigation Branch, which manage a litigation fund, work alongside in-house forensic accountants to identify opportunities to invest the fund in the bringing of legal claims. Thereafter they manage the legal claims through the litigation lifecycle including pre claim negotiations, settlements, trials and appeals.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) —ICT graduates work alongside ICT professionals, and contribute as part of a team in roles not limited to: development, business analysis, system testing, database administration, system administration, production support, IT cyber security, user experience designers, user researchers, interactive designers and network and gateway. 

Quantitative Analysis— quantitative analysis graduates work in a variety of areas in the department and gain experience in analytical programs such as SAS and SQL. Some of the work our graduates do includes measuring and reporting on the labour market outcomes of disadvantaged groups, designing surveys to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of programs or interventions, and using predictive modelling and analytics to develop insights into the behaviour of job seekers.

  • Closing on 28 Apr 2019

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
My team are responsible for driving youth unemployment policy to assist young jobseekers between 17 to 24 years old.

Anna Jane Garnock

  • Graduate stories
My team are responsible for driving youth unemployment policy to assist young jobseekers between 17 to 24 years old.

Anna Jane Garnock

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  • Graduate stories
I work in a team that monitors and analyses regional and overall labour market trends and their implications for different job seeker cohorts.

Alfred Cook

  • Graduate stories
I work in a team that monitors and analyses regional and overall labour market trends and their implications for different job seeker cohorts.

Alfred Cook

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  • Graduate stories
My team are responsible for driving youth unemployment policy to assist young jobseekers between 17 to 24 years old.

Anna Jane Garnock

  • Graduate stories
My team are responsible for driving youth unemployment policy to assist young jobseekers between 17 to 24 years old.

Anna Jane Garnock

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  • Graduate stories
I work in a team that monitors and analyses regional and overall labour market trends and their implications for different job seeker cohorts.

Alfred Cook

  • Graduate stories
I work in a team that monitors and analyses regional and overall labour market trends and their implications for different job seeker cohorts.

Alfred Cook

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