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Department of Veterans' Affairs
Position Level: 
Graduate APS
Canberra City - ACT
Job type: 
Closing date: 
30 April 2019
To event remaining 38 days


The 2020 DVA Graduate Development Program is based in Canberra. It is a structured 11-month development program designed to give you exposure to the broad range of important work DVA undertake, whilst propelling you into a successful career within the Australian Public Service. Three work placements are offered to you over the year. These placements provide you with the opportunity to be placed in several business areas within DVA, such as the:

  • Secretary’s office
  • Business Transformation 
  • Business Support Services Division
  • Client Engagement & Support Services Division
  • Clients’ Benefits Division
  • External Stakeholder & Government Relations Division
  • Legal, Assurance & Governance Division 
  • Parliamentary & Executive Support
  • Open Arms


DVA provides a range of benefits to help you strengthen the skills that you attained at University, whilst also providing you with support, new experiences and learning opportunities:

  • Ongoing training provided by both DVA and the Australian Public Service Commission
  • Comprehensive orientation to your new career
  • An extensive support system, including provision of a former graduate ‘buddy’
  • Travel to work in a state office for a week


Applicants must be an Australian citizen to apply. 


DVA embraces and fosters a culture that supports diversity, inclusion and respect, where people are empowered to fulfil their potential. We welcome people with diverse skills, experiences, perspectives and backgrounds, and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people that identify as LGBTIQ+, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

This vacancy has been nominated for filling within the agency's graduate program. A graduate program is a structured, on the job program, designed to introduce graduates to an APS organisation. Successful applicants receive training and development, mentoring and on the job support.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:http://www.apsc.gov.au/priorities/disability/recruitability.

For more information: 
DVA Graduate Program Coordinator
(02) 6225 4404
Position number: 
2020 Graduate Program