Australian Government Graduate Program

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Company Overview


Launch your career with the Australian Government

You have a voice

Use your voice, your perspective and make a real impact. As an employee in the Australian Government, your opinion counts from day one and your perspective, skills and experience helps to solve some of the most complex problems facing the country. 

Your work has relevance

The work you do impacts the lives of every Australian. A career in the Australian Government allows you to build a better Australia. Shape the future in a constantly evolving world.

Experience a lifetime of career opportunities

It’s not just about what you can do, but where you can do it. Whatever your skills, experience and qualifications, there are opportunities to apply your interests right across the Australian Government. Work from where you are, with opportunities available across the country and in regional Australia. There’s a lifetime of career opportunities waiting for you in the Australian Government – join us and find your fit.

Enjoy a balance

Flexibility and balance help you to bring new energy to the challenges we face every day in delivering outcomes for all Australians. Australian Government employees enjoy generous remuneration, access to flexible working arrangements, a commitment to work/life balance and a supportive working environment.


Application Process

  1. Find your fit
    • Read through the available programs and streams to determine your interest and eligibility.

    • If you're in your final year of university study, or graduated in the last five years, you may be eligible for the Australian Government Graduate Program.

    • If you're looking to launch your career while you're still studying, explore our Cadet programs.

    • If you're recently finished high school, want to start your career, or are looking for a career change, you might be interested in an Apprentice program.

  2. Online application

    When applications for your chosen program open, be prepared with your resume, academic transcripts and proof of your Australian citizenship.

  3. Online testing and/or video interview

    You may be invited to complete online testing and/or a video interview. These may involve problem solving, numerical reasoning, and behavioural or emotional testing.

  4. Assessment centre

    Some programs require applicants to participate in an assessment centre. You may be asked to take part in activities such as panel interviews, group presentations or written tasks.

  5. Reference checks

    We'll undertake reference checks with your chosen referees.

  6. Matching and offers

    Successful applicants are matched with a suitable placement in an Australian Government department or agency.

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