2019 National Graduate Program Affirmative Measures (Indigenous)

Department of Human Services

Graduate APS - $57,752 - $64,368

Ongoing, Full-time

Various locations in the ACT - ACT; Various locations in NSW - NSW; Various locations in the NT - NT; Various locations in QLD - QLD

Closing date: Wednesday, 4 April 2018

14 days to apply

Job description


Our National Graduate Program offers unlimited opportunities.

We offer you the chance to use the skills and knowledge you gained at university to design, develop, deliver, coordinate and monitor a range of government services. These include social security, child support, students, families, aged care and health programs to the community on behalf of the Australian Government.

During the 10 month program you will get on the job training specific to your work area, extensive learning and development opportunities, the support of a Senior Executive Service mentor and exposure to diverse Australian communities.

Graduates undertake a variety of work across the department as part of the Generalist or Professional pathway. The Generalist pathway accepts applicants from all academic backgrounds. The Professional pathway is for applicants with a degree focussed on communication, data analytics, finance, human resources, law or social work.

We are committed to creating a workplace culture which builds respect and fosters inclusion. We acknowledge the skills and perspectives that people may bring to the workplace because of their gender, age, language, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation and work and life experiences. We welcome applications from all diversity groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age candidates and people with disability.


• be an Australian Citizen at the time of application
• be willing to relocate if required
• have completed your last day of study, at a minimum level of an Australian recognised undergraduate degree, on or after 6 March 2015.

You can apply whilst you’re still studying, as long as you complete your last day of study and provide evidence of successful completion before the program starts in early February 2019.

All graduates will be required to obtain and hold a minimum of a Baseline security clearance.


Please note in the majority of positions will be based in Canberra. Applicants must be willing to relocate if required. Opportunities to complete the program outside of Canberra are limited and vary each year depending on business requirements.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

This vacancy has been nominated for filling within the agencys graduate program. A graduate program is a structured, on the job program, designed to introduce graduates to an APS organisation. Successful applicants receive training and development, mentoring and on the job support.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see: http://www.apsc.gov.au/priorities/disability/recruitability.

For more information:

Position number:

Vacancy N.N. 10721413

Agency website:

Department of Human Services website