How to apply
When you apply for the Graduate Program, you will need to indicate on the application form your interest in the Policy Development and Program Delivery pathway, Economics pathway, Corporate placement, two pathways or all.
We are seeking graduates from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. The most sought after degrees for each of our pathways include:
Policy Development and Program Delivery—Public Policy, Law, Project Management, Finance, Commerce and Economics and almost any degree. Your skills are what count here—for example, research, analysis, written communication and project management.
Our Policy Development Program Delivery pathway accepts applicants from all disciplines and gives you a broad exposure to the operations of the department. You will experience three placements that will complement your ongoing development needs, allow you to participate in diverse projects and learn how different areas operate.
Economics—Graduate qualifications in economics are essential.
If you have one of these degrees, you could also apply for the Policy Development and Program Delivery stream. It gives you the opportunity to work on diverse policy and projects and learn how different areas operate. Or, apply for both.
The Economics pathway provides for placements within the Bureau of Communications and Arts Research (BCAR). The BCAR is the department’s economic, geospatial and statistical research branch. It supports the department and the government by undertaking research and publishing economic and data analysis on communications and arts portfolio issues to support evidence-based policy and advice, and informing discussion and debate. This pathway provides the opportunity to develop your economic research and modelling capabilities in a collaborative research environment.
Corporate—Human Resources, Accounting, Information Technology and Legal.
The Corporate pathway provides for placements through your respective specialist skill branches, you will also complete a rotation in one of the 18 portfolio agencies. This stream allows you to specialise and develop your skills in a particular area. This year, we are recruiting four disciplines within the Corporate pathway:
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
If you choose a Corporate Division placement, you will complete rotatations in several corporate teams including one of our 18 portfolio agencies.
Portfolio agencies are listed on the bottom of our pages.
To submit your application online, visit our Current Vacancies page. It is preferred that applications be submitted online, however, you may post your application to:
Capability and Careers, Human Resources Branch
Department of Communications and the Arts
GPO Box 2154
Canberra ACT 2610
If you have any queries, you can email our graduatemailbox [at] communications.gov.au (Graduate Team).