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2020 Graduate Development Program (GDP), Affirmative Measure - Disability

Apply now Job no: 503055
Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: Graduate, APS Level 3

The Graduate Development Program at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is a great way to start your career in the Australian Public Service. Our program is based in Canberra and will commence early February 2020.

We accept all disciplines of study, and we have numerous opportunities available to use your skills, knowledge and experience.

Along with a Generalist Stream, in 2020 we are offering a Professional Services Stream for people with qualifications in ICT, Finance, Law, Human Resources and Communications/Marketing.

Our two-year program provides exciting opportunities and as a graduate we will provide you with:

• a dedicated team to support you throughout the program
• four work placements to experience the diversity of roles and responsibilities across the department
• a competitive salary and the opportunity for advancement during the graduate program
• the opportunity to collaborate with other graduates on a major project, tackling real-life policy issues, engaging with our stakeholders, and presenting your findings to the Department’s Executive
• comprehensive training and development opportunities designed to provide you with the skills and capability to meet the challenges of working in the Public Sector. In the 2nd year you will be supported to undertake study at the graduate level (i.e. Graduate Certificate) in a field of interest to you and of relevance to us
• a commitment to continuing professional development after the graduate program.

We value people who have strong communication, teamwork, research and analysis skills, who are adaptable and show initiative and judgment. Prior work experience, political awareness and/or business acumen, are all a bonus!

We embrace Diversity and Inclusion, bring your whole self to work - We are committed to inclusion across age, gender, race, religion, identity, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, ethnicity, perspective and experience. Diversity and inclusion supports the department to achieve its objectives and realise its vision by fostering creativity, innovation and problem solving abilities and we recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. 

More information can be found in the Download File Candidate Package - Graduate Development Program 2020.docx


To be eligible for a graduate position you must:

• have completed a minimum of a three-year undergraduate degree within the last 5 years (completed between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2019)
- if you have an overseas qualification it must be recognised by National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR)
• be able to obtain and maintain a baseline security clearance
• be prepared to relocate to Canberra.

Successful applicants are required to provide evidence to confirm they are a person with disability. Evidence of disability is not to include information about the type of disability. Suitable evidence of a disability would be a certificate or letter from a registered medical practitioner. The following documents would also be acceptable:

  • letter from a Disability Employment Service or jobactive provider
  • letter from a secondary or tertiary institution disability services unit in relation to a recent student.

If the above documents are not available, a statutory declaration from the applicant can be accepted.

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Check out the information on the GradConnection page.

Contact us

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact us at or +61 2 6213 6501

Learn more about the department

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability. If you require some assistance with your application, or need this in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or (02) 6276 1235 or refer to our Applying for a position information.

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.  

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