Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme – 2018 intake

Department of Human Services

APS Level 2, APS Level 3 - $47,424 - $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; Various locations in SA - SA; Various locations in TAS - TAS

Closing date: Sunday, 6 May 2018

9 days to apply

Job description


The Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme (IAP) is an Australian Government programme that provides apprenticeship opportunities to Indigenous Australians in the Australian Public Service. For a list of the agencies that are part of the programme and offering Indigenous apprenticeships, please visit

IAP participants will receive a nationally recognised certificate IV or diploma when they successfully complete the programme.

The IAP is an exciting opportunity for people who are interested in beginning a career in the Australian Public Service and wanting to learn new skills, as well as gaining a formal qualification and valuable workplace experience.

Study and Work:
As part of the IAP, apprentices work full-time in a participating Australian Government agency to complete a nationally recognised qualification in Government or Service Delivery.

Positions are available in a range of locations across all states and territories. Applicants will have the ability to apply for multiple locations in the one application.


To apply for the Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme, you must:
• be of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian decent
• be an Australian citizen

Applicants will undergo a pre-employment screening process. This process involves a police history check, a referee check and, where relevant, a working with children and vulnerable people check and a health clearance. Applicants must also be willing and eligible to undergo and maintain an Australian Government security clearance to the appropriate level if applicable to the position they are offered.

Applicants should be aware that IAP participants may be required to undergo ongoing suitability assessment as part of their employment.


A merit pool will be generated through this recruitment and selection process. Candidates’ personal information may be accessed, and offers of employment may be made by other Australian Government agencies. Exact salary varies by agency.

To apply, use the link below to complete the online application. The application includes a short multiple choice question test and does not include any assessable written selection criteria. Online applications are preferred, however if you are unable to complete an online application and require a different option, please contact the team on the details below.

Evidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian heritage will be required. Details on how to identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian are provided in the application.

The merit pool created from this process will be utilised by multiple agencies to place candidates into roles as part of the IAP. Information provided in your application will be provided to these agencies for the purpose of matching candidates to certain roles.

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.

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:

For more information:

IAP Recruitment Team, 1300 856 993

Position number:

Vacancy N.N. 10723185

Agency website:

Department of Human Services website