Information on the graduate pathway.

We are seeking motivated Graduates to join our 2021 Graduate Program with a vision for Australia’s future and a willingness to identify problems and implement innovative solutions.

We accept applicants from all disciplines and offer broad exposure to the operations of the department. You will complete 3 placements to complement your ongoing development, allowing you to participate in diverse projects and learn how different areas work.

The most sought after degrees for our program include:

  • Public Policy
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Property and Built Environment
  • Sciences
  • Teaching
  • Education and Human Welfare
  • Engineering
  • Maths
  • IT and Computer Sciences
  • Project Management
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Economics and Business Administration
  • Health and Medical Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Communications, and
  • Arts and Social Sciences

We’re also interested in your research, analysis, written communication and project management skills.

Placement opportunities and responsibilities vary significantly and could see you:

  • administering programs that encourage participation and excellence in arts and culture
  • regulating airports
  • implementing the Smart Cities Plan
  • developing policy for broadband, mobile connectivity, media and online security
  • contributing to policy that supports and protects our cultural heritage
  • working on the development of the Inland Rail or Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird) Airport
  • providing advice on strengthening our national broadcasters and postal services
  • advising Government on national communications and arts projects, and Australia’s digital future
  • applying economic analysis and modelling to support policy and advice through the Bureau of Communications and Arts Research.