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Position Level: 
APS Level 3, APS Level 4, Graduate APS
$53,372 - $74,321
Job type: 
Closing date: 
2 April 2019
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The Indigenous Graduate Pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates to enter the Australian Government. Graduate positions are available across several Australian Public Service and Commonwealth agencies for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who have, or will have, completed an undergraduate degree or higher, from January 2015 to January 2020.

Each agency is responsible for a different aspect of Australian life, from education, health and community services to defence, immigration and infrastructure. Whichever agency you choose, there are opportunities to undertake challenging work and make a meaningful contribution to the Australian community.

As a graduate you will get hands-on experience along with formal development opportunities tailored to build your skills. This will give you a professional advantage in the increasingly competitive workforce, wherever your career may take you.

Typically, graduates undertake a structured program over 12 to 24 months which comprises:
•work rotations designed to expose you to business areas across the agency
•opportunities to undertake a diverse range of real work
•on the job and formal training to help you establish your professional grounding
•opportunities to build professional networks

While the large majority of positions are located in Canberra, there are limited positions available in State capitals and regional centres as well.

Applicants are only required to provide:

- your current resume
- confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage
- your academic transcript

Please note that the salary you receive will be in accordance with the employment framework and remuneration policy of your employing agency.

It is the role of the Indigenous Capability Team within the APSC to coordinate and administer the 2020 Indigenous Graduate Pathway recruitment process on behalf of participating public sector agencies. For a list of participating agencies, please visit the Indigenous Careers Portal at https://www.indigenouscareers.gov.au/join-us/indigenous-graduate-program

Information on privacy and how your information will be used can be found at https://www.apsc.gov.au/collection-notices 

Note that your personal information will be disclosed to agencies and organisations that participate in the 2020 Indigenous Graduate Pathway recruitment process. This may include both Australian Public Service agencies and other public sector bodies.


To be eligible, you must be:
•Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander: As per subsection 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 these positions constitute an affirmative measure are restricted to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
•A university graduate: You must have completed, at minimum, an undergraduate degree at AQF level 7 between January 2015 and January 2020. Certificates, diplomas or any other non-tertiary courses of study are insufficient.

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: 
TJ Oberleuter
1300 656 009
Position number: 
Vacancy N.N. 10746300