The program gives you an opportunity to build on and use the skills you have gained during university through work that benefits Australians.
a structured 12-month training and development program
2 work placements to experience diverse roles and responsibilities across the department
starting salary of $67,094 plus 15.4% superannuation
advancement to APS 5 (current salary of $77,913 plus 15.4% superannuation) once you successfully complete the program
an optional 6-month career transition support after the program with tailored professional development activities
Our 12-month program provides on-the-job learning, formal training and networking opportunities.
We understand and appreciate that diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights help us deliver to the public and government. You can contribute your unique skills by applying for all or any of our program streams.
We accept all disciplines of study. Our graduates come from a range of backgrounds, including economics, arts, commerce, public policy and administration, law and international relations.
The APS is looking for graduates with qualifications in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Our department is leading the APS Graduate STEM stream, enabling you to apply for STEM graduate roles with us as well as other agencies in 2021.
Graduates in this stream will have the opportunity to work across multiple STEM fields such as: