Employment programs

Department of Human Services employment and entry level programs.

Indigenous programs

Indigenous programs aim to assist Indigenous employees gain qualifications that will develop their potential and increase their career prospects within the Australian Public Service.

The department offers the following Indigenous programs:

Work experience pathways

Our work experience pathways are designed to create opportunities for students in high school and university considering a career in the Australian Public Service. Pathways include:

  • Work Experience Placement
  • Student Placement

Entry level pathways

We offer various entry level pathways. Each entry level pathway is designed to develop and increase your potential career with us. Pathways include:

  • School Based Pathway Program
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Apprenticeship Program
  • ICT Cadetship Program
  • National Graduate Program

National Graduate Program

If you have completed an undergraduate bachelor degree and you want to make a difference, apply for our National Graduate Program.

The National Graduate Program accepts all study disciplines and encourages the use of your skills and knowledge gained through university and work experience.

Employment as an interpreter or translator

Our customers have a range of communication needs. To help our customers understand and access our services we have a national database of over 2600 contractors who provide services in over 200 languages.

Diversity groups

The department strongly supports workplace diversity and values the contribution of people from diverse backgrounds. In particular, applications are encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, and people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, including refugees and humanitarian entrant applicants.

If you would like more information regarding diversity, please email diversity@humanservices.gov.au

Page last updated: 16 April 2019

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