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As an employer of choice, we value the different skills, knowledge and perspectives our employees bring. We’re committed to giving everyone an equal opportunity to participate, contribute and progress.

Applying for a position

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

See if you’re eligible 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. Find out about our programs for people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and people with disability by emailing

Student and volunteer opportunities

See student research opportunities at the National Measurement Institute.

See student, volunteer and work experience opportunities at Questacon.

Workplace culture and people

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

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.

Diversity and inclusion initiatives

Our department’s key priorities include holistic approaches to support:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • gender
  • disability inclusion
  • LGBTIQA+ inclusion
  • cultural and linguistic diversity
  • flexible work arrangements
  • multi-generational employment strategies

See how we foster an engaged, inclusive and diverse workforce through targeted initiatives:

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.

Pay and conditions

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

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

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Last updated: 30 November 2020

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