National Graduate Program Requirements
The National Graduate Program (NGP) offers university graduates an entry level opportunity to start their career with the department.
Participants are exposed to a variety of development opportunities such as on-the-job training, formal off-the-job training and specialist events.
The NGP runs for 10 months, with Generalist pathway participants undertaking two five month placements, and Professional pathway participants completing one placement in allied health, communication, finance, human resources, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) or law disciplines.
To be eligible for the NGP, you must:
- be an Australian citizen, or able to provide evidence that you will be granted citizenship before you start on the program
- be willing to relocate if required, and
- have completed a minimum of an Australian recognised bachelor degree within three years of starting on the program (i.e. not before 13 January 2011)
- have achieved a postgraduate degree within the same timeframe.
Successful applicants will demonstrate:
- an ability to undertake specialist or technical research and analysis and present information and findings
- strong written and verbal communication skills
- proven drive and integrity in relation to achieving work objectives and the ability to respond ethically to demands and circumstances
- an ability to establish positive working relationships with team members and stakeholders through the use of effective networks and targeted communication
- the ability to problem solve, think laterally and with innovation to make sound judgements and decisions
In addition, Professional pathway applicants will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of contemporary issues and practices related to their professional area of expertise or technical discipline.
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