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Applications for the 2022 Indigenous Graduate Pathway are opening soon.

Register your interest for the Indigenous Careers Pathway

One application - many opportunities.

The Indigenous Graduate Pathway is your pathway to a rewarding career in the Australian Government.

One application connects you with a wide range of opportunities across the Australian Public Service and Commonwealth agencies.

We are seeking graduates from all degrees—we want deadly ideas, fresh thinking and perspectives from all disciplines.

You must have completed your degree between January 2017 and January 2022.

What we do

Our program is a pathway for Indigenous graduates to enter the Australian Government. We recruit on behalf of a large number of Australian Public Service and Commonwealth agencies.

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

With years of experience in providing excellent candidate care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, our team will support you through every step of the process.

What we offer

As a graduate in the Australian Government, 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

Who we need

If you are looking for a great start to your career and can see yourself contributing to the work of the Australian Government, this program is a great match for you.

We are looking for great communicators who are motivated to contribute their skills and knowledge to the work the Australian Government does. For all roles, you will need to have demonstrated capabilities in the following areas:

  • working with others
  • conceptual and analytical thinking
  • aspiration and engagement
  • communication

We welcome graduates from any discipline. However, you will need to have a strong interest in the work of the Australian Government and be ready to apply your knowledge, experience and qualifications to that work. Before applying you are encouraged to find out more about the employing agencies.

We strongly encourage applications from people with disability and offer practical support such as making reasonable adjustments to ensure that people are able to participate equally in selection processes.

More information

If you would like to know more about the Graduate Pathway, please the Graduate Pathway Team.

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