2019 Graduate Development Program

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Graduate APS - $57,445 - $71,057

Ongoing, Full-time

Canberra City - ACT

Closing date: Tuesday, 3 April 2018

13 days to apply

Job description


The Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities is looking for motivated graduates with a strong vision for Australias future and a willingness to identify problems and implement innovative solutions.

The department is at the forefront of the Australian Governments efforts to secure the nations economic future and improve living standards. We do this by building stronger communities through major infrastructure planning, investment advice and delivery, transport system reform and strategic development of policies and programs.

We manage some of Australias most significant infrastructure projects which impact the wider community, including regulating airports, implementing the Smart Cities Plan and the development of the Western Sydney Airport and the Inland Rail.

Graduates are an important part of our workforce and you will have the opportunity to develop your professional public sector skills, grow your network and contribute to supporting productive, accessible, liveable cities and solving the infrastructure, transport and regional development challenges of the future.

The department is seeking graduates from all disciplines and backgrounds. Our ideal graduate is accountable, outcomes driven and future focused. You will be able to work collaboratively, innovatively and efficiently in order to meet critical deadlines and achieve results that contribute to organizational performance.

Our 11-month program will provide you with accelerated career progression, with a salary increase and advancement from the APS Level 3 to APS Level 5 on successful completion.

This exciting program includes:
- Three diverse rotations across the department
- The opportunity to build valuable networks through the coordination of, and participation in, corporate events including the departments Social Club
- A flexible, supportive and diverse working environment
- Tailored learning and development opportunities based on your interests and career aspirations
- Career coaching opportunities
- The opportunity to complete a post-graduate qualification
- An interstate Industry Tour; giving you the opportunity to meet and work with our Senior Executives to research and solve a real world problem for the department.

To discuss the program in more detail please contact our recruitment partner, DFP Recruitment Services, on 1300 888 033.


To join our Graduate Development Program, candidates must be an Australian citizen and will be required to obtain and/or maintain an Australian Government security clearance at Baseline Vetting level.


Graduates will commence on a salary of $58,019 and advance to a salary of $71,768 upon successful completion of the program.

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:

DFP Recruitment Services, 1300 888 033

Position number:

Vacancy N.N. 10721455

Agency website:

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities website