As a small department, our staff are crucial to our success.

Personalised program

We recognise the essential role our staff play in helping us to deliver positive outcomes across our diverse portfolio. As one of our graduates, you will become an important part of our team, and enjoy the benefits of a more personalised program with practical, hands-on experience and support.

Our graduate program runs from January to December each year.

As a graduate you can expect:

  • a comprehensive orientation week
  • to work with leading-edge technology
  • diverse and challenging workplace rotations
  • experience across a wide range of policy and program areas
  • structured learning opportunities to develop your capabilities and position you as a future leader
  • support from mentors and former graduates
  • opportunities to develop valuable networks and exposure to senior staff members

Make an impact

You will enhance your skill set, work on real projects that touch the lives of all Australians and help drive meaningful change across our dynamic communications and the arts sectors. Our graduates also benefit from high visibility, and the opportunity to have a large impact in a small agency, rather than being lost in the crowd.

Be challenged

We give our grads a lot of responsibility and the opportunity to make your mark in an environment that is modern, innovative and digitally connected. You will work on challenging projects across our diverse portfolio, contribute to our broad strategic priorities, and support our cultural and social initiatives.

Learn from leaders

As a graduate with us, you will work closely with our senior staff to develop your skills and build your professional networks. Our leadership team supports a culture of innovation and diversity and are actively involved in the selection of our grads, with an ongoing interest and high level of involvement in our grad program.

Develop your career

Our comprehensive learning and development program is designed to provide you with the right skills and knowledge to succeed and position you as a future leader. You will receive practical, on-the-job training, support and coaching, as well as a fully funded Graduate Certificate of Public Administration, further enhancing your future career prospects.


Contact us:

Graduate Development team
GPO Box 2154
Canberra ACT 2601

Email: graduate [at] (subject: Graduate%20Program%20Question)