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.
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 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.
The Professional Pathway provides a single placement. This lets you specialise and develop your skills in a particular area. We’re recruiting 6 disciplines:
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.
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:
These opportunities will:
There are a number of compulsory elements you’ll need to take part in to successfully graduate from our program. These include:
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.
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.
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