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Department of Social Services

3.9
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Department of Social Services 2019 Graduate Development Program

Canberra

The Graduate Program is a 10 month development program which has been running since 1998 attracting graduates from around Australia from a diverse range of academic disciplines.
 

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
70-80
Salary
$60,044 - $65,149

Application dates

Applications Close
11 Jun 2018

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications 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
L
Law
Legal Studies
S
Agricultural Science & Management
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Physics & Astronomy
Sciences (all other)
M
Psychology & Counselling
Exercise & Sports Science
T
Teaching & Education

About the Department: 

The Department of Social Services (the department) is the Australian Government’s lead agency in the development and delivery of social policy, and is working to improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia. 

We are responsible for a quarter of the Australian Government Budget, responding to need across people’s lives, encouraging independence and participation, and supporting a cohesive society.

The department  offers between 70 and 80 places in our challenging and rewarding Graduate Program each year.

The Graduate Program is a 10 month development program which has been running since 1998 attracting graduates from around Australia from a diverse range of academic disciplines.

The overall aim of the Graduate Program is to attract and recruit high calibre graduates with the skills and capabilities required bythe department to deliver its strategic outcomes.

The department therefore seeks interest from Graduates who are committed to the values of the department and will work to make a difference to the lives of all Australians.

About the Graduate Development Program: 

Our Graduate Program provides you with diverse career opportunities across the department and gives you the chance to make a difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society. The ten-month Program offers graduates training and networking opportunities and a permanent position within the department with a competitive salary, excellent working conditions and broad opportunities for career development.

Here a just a few of the benefits:

  • Ongoing employment on successful completion of the program.
  • Two five-month work rotations.
  • Meaningful and challenging high priority work.
  • Competitive starting salary and superannuation benefits.
  • Relocation assistance if you join the department from outside the ACT.
  • The opportunity to work on policies and programs that directly affect the wellbeing of people and families in Australia.
  • Diverse career opportunities across the department.
  • Strong community/network of graduates.
  • Extensive learning and development opportunities.
  • Excellent employment conditions, including flexible working hours and generous leave entitlements.

Eligibility / Additional Requirements: 

To be eligible for employment with Department of Social Services (DSS), you must be an Australian citizen. An applicant's suitability for employment with DSS will be assessed through a pre-employment screening process. This will include an identity and criminal history background check.

Eligibility to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance:

The suitable applicant may also be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance conducted by the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA). To be eligible to obtain a security clearance (Baseline, Negative Vet 1or Negative Vet 2) applicants must be an Australian Citizen.

Applicants also must be able to establish their background as checkable to be considered eligible for a security clearance. Any gaps or periods of time spent overseas for 12 or more months (cumulative) that cannot be verified by an Australian referee is deemed uncheckable, rendering the applicant ineligible for a security clearance. Background history must cover 5 / 10 years (Baseline / Negative Vet 1 or Negative Vet 2) of employment, education, residential, criminal history and anything else specified by the AGSVA.  The suitable applicant must be willing to disclose all relevant and required information to fulfil this process.

Contact Officer Name: DFP Reruitment Services
Contact Officer Phone: 1300 384 442
Contact Officer Email: dss.graduates@dfp.com.au


Application Closing Date: 11-Jun-2018

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