Who we’re looking for - National Graduate Program

We offer university graduates an opportunity to start their career with us.


As well as being enthusiastic, highly qualified and having strong analytical and communication skills, we’re looking for graduates who are committed to helping Australians. As the face of Australian Government services we change lives. We also reach the majority of Australians over their lifetime. We want you to become future leaders in the Australian Public Service (APS).

Learn more about our National Graduate Program requirements.

Indigenous graduates

For the National Graduate Program 2018 intake recruitment process, an Affirmative Measure – Indigenous application process will be open to applicants who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or both.

The aim of the Affirmative Measure – Indigenous application process is to increase Indigenous representation in our workforce.

After you confirm your Indigenous heritage, you’ll have access to a support officer for the application process to ensure culturally appropriate support mechanisms are used.

Read more about how to confirm your Indigenous heritage for our jobs.

Graduates with disability

The National Graduate Program applies the APS RecruitAbility scheme. The RecruitAbility scheme supports people with disability applying for jobs in the APS by providing a better opportunity to put forward your skills and experience during the selection process.

RecruitAbility offers you the opportunity to progress to further assessment stages in the selection process if you:

  • declare you have a disability
  • apply and opt into the scheme, and
  • are assessed as meeting the minimum requirements of the program

Read more about RecruitAbility and the opportunities we offer for people with disability.

Workplace diversity and our culture

We strongly support workplace diversity and value the contribution of people from diverse backgrounds. We have a number of policies and have implemented strategies and initiatives supporting workplace diversity. We also have memberships with relevant not for profit employer organisations.

We also value a culture where we support each other to deliver quality government outcomes and services, and where we respect one another. Our relationships and spirit of unity underpin our success and we’re proud to work for our department. We want you to be proud to work for us too.

Read more about how we manage workplace diversity and inclusion.

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Page last updated: 11 October 2017