2019 DVA Graduate Development Program (Affirmative Measures)

Department of Veterans Affairs

APS Level 3, Graduate APS - ~ $68,859

Ongoing, Full-time

Canberra City - ACT

Closing date: Monday, 30 April 2018

3 days to apply

Job description


The Department of Veterans’ Affairs is committed to creating a diverse workforce. DVA is running an affirmative measures Graduate recruitment round to attract Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

The 2019 DVA Graduate Development Program is based in Canberra. It is a structured 11-month development program designed to give you exposure to the broad range of important work DVA undertake, whilst propelling you into a successful career within the Australian Public Service. Three work placements are offered to you over the year. These placements provide you with the opportunity to be placed in several business areas within DVA, such as the:

• Secretary’s office
• Client and Commemorations Division
• Rehabilitation and Support Division
• Health and Community Services Division
• Business Support Services Division
• Transformation and Engagement Division
• Legal Services and Assurance Branch
• Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service


DVA provides a range of benefits to help you strengthen the skills that you attained at University, whilst also providing you with support, new experiences and learning opportunities:

• Ongoing training provided by both DVA and the Australian Public Service Commission
• Comprehensive orientation to your new career
• An extensive support system, including provision of a former graduate ‘buddy’ and a dedicated Graduate team
• Travel to work in a state office for a week


Be an Australian citizen by 31 December 2018.

Have completed at least a three-year undergraduate degree from an Australian tertiary institution, awarded no earlier than 1 January 2014. If you have a degree from an overseas tertiary institution, it must be recognised as being equivalent to a three-year Australian degree by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) by 31 December 2018.


DVA supports the principles and practices of workplace equity and diversity.

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:

Luke van der Merwe, 02 6225 4677

Position number:

Vacancy N.N. 10722802

Agency website:

Department of Veterans Affairs website