The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources develops and implements policies and programs to ensure Australia's agricultural, fisheries, food and forestry industries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable, and supports the sustainable and productive management and use of rivers and water resources.

We have staff working across Australia and around the world in offices, airports, mail centres, shipping ports, laboratories and abattoirs. We are located in regional centres, rural communities and capital cities.

As a graduate within the department you will be working with the best in the agricultural business. From the Chief Plant Protection Officer and the Chief Veterinary Officer, to scientists and policy developers, to our front line staff protecting our country's biosecurity at the airports and ports.

We are looking for creative minds and future thinkers to help shape our story. Our graduates are responsive, collaborative and compassionate individuals looking to make a real difference.

Our comprehensive 12 month program will equip you to become an effective departmental officer at the forefront of innovative solutions for our agriculture and water industry.

Highlights of the program include a five day industry visit with stakeholders, workplace rotations, a suite of targeted training, regional rotations, and leadership and career development through Executive engagement.

In 2020, we're offering this vibrant graduate program across various streams including:

  • Generalist
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Veterinary Science
  • Science
  • Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences, Entry Level Professional Program

Positions are also available with some of our portfolio agencies.