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Department of Home Affairs

  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Department of Home Affairs 2020 Graduate Development Program

Our Graduate Development Program offers a variety of hands-on experiences with formal development opportunities over the duration of the 12 month program.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Types
Graduate Job

Application dates

Applications Open
18 Mar 2019
Applications Close
22 Apr 2019

Minimum requirements

Level of Study
Accepting International Applications
Degrees 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
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
Psychology & Counselling
Social Work & Sociology
Legal Studies
Dentistry & Dental Science
Nutrition & Dietetics
Medicine & Medical Science
Nursing & Midwifery
Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Public Health
Psychology & Counselling
Exercise & Sports Science
Architecture & Interior Design
Building & Construction Management
Property, Land & Real Estate
Agricultural Science & Management
Earth Sciences
Physics & Astronomy
Sciences (all other)
General Education Studies

When you work with us, you are part of a diverse and dynamic workforce dedicated to keeping Australia prosperous, secure and united. We offer our graduates a range of interesting opportunities and unique experiences.

About the Opportunity

Our Graduate Development Program offers a variety of hands-on experiences with formal development opportunities over the duration of the 12 month program. Graduates experience various workplace rotations within the Department to build a diverse range of skills and knowledge, whilst working towards a Diploma in Government.

Our graduates are supported by an orientation and induction program, a mentor to launch your career, access to a range of health and wellbeing programs, as well as a team of supervisors, mentors, and supporters to assist and guide you throughout the program.

Eligibility Requirements

Our graduates are required to:

  • Have completed a minimum of an Australian recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the last five years. You can apply while you are still studying, as long as you will have completed your last day of study by the time the program starts
  • Be an Australian citizen on or before 22 April 2019
  • Obtain and maintain an Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) clearance and departmental Employment Suitability Clearance (ESC)
  • Relocate to Canberra

Next Steps

Applications close 22 April 2019 at 11:59pm AEST. 

Graduate Success Stories

  • Graduate stories
To reduce the burden on industry, on the public, and on the public service, I contribute towards having these work together more cohesively rather than separately.

Jack Oliver