2019 Graduate Program

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Graduate APS - $62,967 - $73,253

Ongoing, Full-time

Barton - ACT; Woden - ACT

Closing date: Monday, 30 April 2018

3 days to apply

Job description



At the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) we strive to be bold, be excellent and drive change. Our role is to provide fresh thinking and sound advice to government.

Our expertise spans Indigenous affairs, social and women’s policy, economic and international policy, defence, national security and everything in between.

With such diverse responsibilities, we can offer a large variety of opportunities.

We are a workplace that respects and values diversity. PM&C is a great place to work, and a place where great work is done.

We encourage applications from people with diverse experience and backgrounds including: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people; Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people; mature age and people with disability.


The PM&C Graduate Program offers career opportunities hard to find elsewhere.

Our program provides the support, opportunities and challenges needed to develop future leaders.

You will work on projects and tasks addressing a range of government priorities. Previous graduates have prepared briefs for the Prime Minister, drafted speeches for Ministers and assisted with new policy proposals and cabinet submissions.

You will have the opportunity to work in governance and corporate areas such as legal, finance and ministerial support, as well as ‘on the ground’ in our regional network to help deliver our Indigenous programs.


As the department provides advice that impacts the entire community, we want a workforce that represents the many voices of our nation. We are looking for graduates with a variety of degrees and different experiences that will contribute to advancing the wellbeing of all Australians.

•The program runs for 18 months based in Canberra
•Rotations are completed at our national office and our regional network
•You will be provided on-the-job training, and structured learning and development
•You will work on exciting projects and activities at the heart of government
•We offer an attractive remuneration package and employer superannuation


To be eligible to apply, you must:
•Have completed at least a three-year undergraduate bachelor degree obtaining a credit average within the last seven years. All degrees must be complete by 31 December 2018 and be recognised in Australia.
•Be able to obtain and maintain an Australian Government security clearance to a minimum of Baseline level.
•Be an Australian citizen by 30 June 2018. You will need to provide evidence to verify impending citizenship.

All positions are located in Canberra, you must be willing to relocate to participate in 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:

Entry Level Programs Team, (02) 6271 6000

Position number:

Vacancy N.N. 10722346

Agency website:

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website