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Graduate program

2018 Graduate Program

Registrations for the 2019 Graduate program have closed.

The Department of Education is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and difference in the workplace.  We are an inclusive workplace in which people are valued for their experiences, knowledge, abilities and culture. Learn more about the department.

About the program

Our graduate program will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to achieve your career goals and work with highly-skilled professionals in a diverse and flexible environment.

By developing career paths for future leaders, we aim to attract and retain a new generation of talent across our non-teaching workforce.

We value our people and promote leadership and innovation. We respect professionalism, embrace diversity and encourage a balance between work and life commitments.

From the moment you join our team, our focus is on supporting you to reach your full potential.

About the role

During the program, you will have the opportunity to:

  • be challenged and contribute to stimulating projects and work assignments
  • participate in a bespoke professional development training program
  • rotate through different work areas
  • participate in other professional learning activities designed to enhance your skills
  • have access to mentoring and networking opportunities to support you throughout your career.

We also offer:

  • a starting salary of $58,638 per annum, increased after 12 months, plus up to 12.75% superannuation
  • generous leave provisions
  • flexible work-life balance opportunities, with a 36.25 hour working week
  • salary packaging.


To be eligible for our 2019 Graduate program you must be:

  • a recent university graduate (within the last two years) or due to graduate before the program commences
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or an Australian permanent resident
  • willing to participate fully in the program including rotations across work sites.

How to apply

Applications have now closed for the 2019 Graduate program.

Need more information?

For further information in relation to this graduate program opportunity, please email

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Last updated
03 December 2018