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Why work with us

We aim to solve some of our country’s most pressing challenges, growing the economy and creating jobs for all Australians. Our advice and insight shapes policy in areas critical to Australia’s future.

We’re looking for people with diverse skills, expertise, perspectives and lived experience to work with us. 

Interested? Here’s why you should consider a career with our department:  

  • Our portfolio is diverse. We’re many policy areas, industries and careers rolled into one. Our breadth of work offers endless pathways to grow your career, skills and experience.
  • We’re flexible. We’re open and flexible, and think beyond the traditional office and 9 to 5. Our flexible work policies empower you to contribute meaningfully and achieve your career goals in a way that works for you.
  • We’re a safe space. We’re committed to creating an inclusive culture. We want you to feel safe, engaged and valued as you work alongside your colleagues to resolve issues that really matter. 

Applications and vacancies

Find a permanent and non-ongoing position on our current vacancies page.

Find out if you’re eligible and read the application process before you apply.

Careers for people with disability

We’re seeking people living with a disability to add their voice and skills to our workforce. Read more and see available jobs on Randstad.

Read our employee value proposition for people with disability.

Careers for graduates

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

We also advertise graduate opportunities using affirmative measures. We open specific roles to people with disability or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Opportunities for students and volunteers

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

See student, volunteer and work experience opportunities at Questacon.

Conditions and benefits

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

People and culture

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

Our Inclusion Strategy shows how we are creating an inclusive and diverse workplace culture where we are all valued and respected for our contribution.

Our Safety Health and Wellbeing Strategy provides measurable targets to achieve and maintain a safe working environment for all staff.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy ensures we represent the diversity of the Australian community.

Our APS Employee Census Report shows how our staff feel about working with us, and how we rate on employee engagement and culture.

Read more about diversity and inclusion in our department.

Expected behaviour

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

The APSC’s Integrated Leadership System sets out the behaviours and skills required for each level of the APS.

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Contact us

  • Email Recruitment [at]
  • Email diversity [at]
  • Phone +61 2 6213 6000

Last updated: 6 June 2022

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