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If you would like to work with us you should first read about:

  • our pay and conditions
  • our diverse and inclusive working culture
  • what positions we have available and how to apply for them

Apply for a position

Our current vacancies page lists all our vacancies for permanent and non-ongoing positions.

Make sure you’re eligible for the position and read the application process before you apply.

Graduates and entry level positions

Our Graduate Development Program is for university undergraduates interested in a career in the Australian Public Service.

Our DIISability Internship Program helps university students with disability gain practical work experience.

To find out about our programs for people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and people with disability contact

Student and volunteer opportunities

See our range of research-based student opportunities at the National Measurement Institute.

See opportunities for students, volunteers and work experience at Questacon.

Pay and conditions

We offer a competitive salary and a flexible, balanced working environment. Read about our pay and conditions.

Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion is part of the way we work and how we do business. Our targeted programs and initiatives provide a supportive, flexible and respectful work environment. These include employment programs targeted at inclusion and employee networks that celebrate diversity.

We understand and appreciate that diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights enriches our capability to deliver to the public and government.

We support inclusion through:

Our people plan

Our People Plan outlines how we are building a high performance organisation by investing in our people, values, processes and systems.

Our employee census

Our APS Employee Census Report shows how our staff feel about working with us. It includes information about job satisfaction, employee engagement, and diversity and inclusion.

Expected behaviour

Working with us means following the Australian Public Service Commission’s (APSC) APS Values and Code of Conduct.

You should familiarise yourself with the APSC’s Integrated Leadership System as this sets out the behaviours and skills required for each level of the APS.

Read more

The APSC provides guidance for people who want to join the APS.

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Last updated: 27 May 2020

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