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Services Australia

  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

About Services Australia

  • Government & Public Service

Services Australia’s mission is simple—to be there for Australians as they progress through life.

We’re here to help register the birth of a child. We’re there to support job seekers, students, families, and older Australians. And we’re there whenever and wherever Australians need us, be it over the phone, online, or on the ground supporting our communities recover from natural disasters.

You’ll be supported and encouraged to explore our vast number of professional roles. We’ll rely on you to help achieve our commitment to making every single Australian’s experience with government simple, respectful, transparent and helpful.  

Join us and help make life better, in big ways and small, for every Australian. 

About the program

As a graduate, we’ll develop you as a leader who will make a difference in the lives of all Australians. Our National Graduate Program will provide you with unlimited opportunities to kick start your career in the Australian Public Service. 

Graduates work in national and regional offices, in teams who work to support our customers. You’ll participate in a variety of meaningful work that has a positive impact to many Australians.  

We’ll team you up with an executive mentor and a graduate buddy. You’ll have the support and guidance to help you achieve career and personal objectives. 

Our 10-month program offers 2 pathways—Generalist and Professional

Generalist Pathway

Our Generalist Pathway accepts all degrees. You’ll get 2 placements, each lasting 5 months. This lets you experience diverse projects and learn how different areas operate.

Professional Pathway

The Professional Pathway provides a single placement. This lets you specialise and develop your skills in a particular area. We’re recruiting 6 disciplines: 

  • communication
  • data analytics
  • finance
  • human resources (via the APS HR Graduate Development Program)
  • legal
  • social work.

Placement locations

The majority of roles for our graduate program are in Canberra. We also have roles in other major cities and regional towns. We can help if you need to relocate.

Development activities

We have a range of formal and informal training and development to help you grow and create a career with unlimited opportunities. During our 10 month program you will be able to take part in a variety of learning including:

  • attend Australian Public Service Commission events
  • organise internal events
  • present to our Senior Executive Staff (SES)
  • see the work of our frontline staff and the diverse communities we serve
  • undertake formal training specific to your work area
  • obtain an accredited learning qualification, currently the Diploma of Government.

These opportunities will:

  • strengthen your networking skills
  • develop your career
  • expose you to our business
  • broaden your understanding of the Australian Public Service (APS) and the Australian Parliamentary process.

There are a number of compulsory elements you’ll need to take part in to successfully graduate from our program. These include:

  • a 2-day orientation in Canberra
  • an accredited learning qualification, currently a Diploma of Government
  • a graduate presentation to our SES. You will work with others in the program to develop innovative solutions to issues and present your ideas to our executive
  • a 3-day Outbound Journey
  • graduation ceremony.

Accredited learning

As a graduate, you will participate in the Diploma of Government, an accredited course which addresses the function and operation of the Australian Government, as well as rules and guidelines to help you transition into the APS.

Support

We also know how important it is to feel supported throughout your time on the program. We have a dedicated team in place to support you from your initial offer and relocation, right through to your graduation ceremony.

We work hard to ensure you settle into the program and make the most of the unlimited opportunities our agency has to offer!

Our agency is committed to providing a working environment that values diversity and inclusion and supports all staff to reach their full potential. 

Our commitment is demonstrated through workplace diversity and inclusion strategies, policies and initiatives. Our team would be happy to talk with you about our RecruitAbility scheme available to candidates who identify as having a disability. 

We have 2 Affirmative Measures recruitment processes: 1 for candidates who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians, and 1 for candidates who identify as having a disability.

For more information about the National Graduate Program go to our website and like us on Facebook.

Opportunities

  • NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, ACT, NT, TAS
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Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
T
Teaching & Education

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2021 National Graduate Program

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