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Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development & Communications

4.2
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

2022 Graduate Development Program

Canberra, ACT
Infrastructure will enable you to work in a way that enriches communities, empowers our regions and leaves a positive impact for generations to come.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
30-50
Minimum Salary
AUD 61,570
Maximum Salary
AUD 76,160
Start Date
1 Feb 2022

Application dates

Applications Open
9 Mar 2021
Applications Close
27 Apr 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
B
Accounting
Commerce
Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business
Business Administration
International Business
Management
Office Studies
Project Management
Event Management
Economics
Human Resources
Hospitality Management
Retail & Merchandising
Tourism
Marketing & Advertising
Public Relations
Transport, Logistics & Procurement
C
Communication
Media Studies
Fashion Design
Film & TV
Fine Arts
Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Creative Writing
Journalism
Music
Performing Arts
Photography
Creative Arts (all other)
F
Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing
E
Aerospace Engineering
Air Traffic Control
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Aircraft Operation & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
Geotechnical Engineering
H
Anthropology
Geography
Classics
Criminology
Gender Studies
Indigenous Studies
International Development
Peace & Conflict
Refugees & Forced Migration
Archaeology
History
International Studies
Modern Languages
Literature
Linguistics
Translating & Interpreting
Librarianship & Curatorial Studies
Philosophy
Policy Studies
Political Science
Public Administration
Social Work & Sociology
Theology & Comparative Religion
Humanities (all other)
Social Science (all other)
Liberal Arts
I
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
Design & User Experience
L
Justice & Law Enforcement
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law
Legal Studies
M
Audiology & Speech Pathology
Biomedical Science
Chiropractic & Osteopathy
Dentistry & Dental Science
Exercise & Sports Science
Health Administration
Addiction Medicine
Anaesthesia
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
General Practice
Intensive Care Medicine
Medical Administration
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Ophthalmology
Paediatrics & Child Health
Pain Medicine
Palliative Medicine
Pathology
Physician
Psychiatry
Public Health Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Radiology
Rehabilitation Medicine
Sexual Health Medicine
Sport & Exercise Medicine
Surgery
Naturopathy, Acupuncture & Complementary Medicine
Aged Care Nursing
Community Nursing
Critical Care Nursing
Family & Child Health Nursing
Mental Health Nursing
Midwifery
Nursing & Midwifery (all other)
Nutrition & Dietetics
Occupational Therapy
Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
Paramedic Science
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Massage Therapy
Physiotherapy
Rehabilitation Therapies
Podiatry
Environmental Health
Epidemiology
Health Promotion
Human Movement
Indigenous Health
Occupational Health & Safety
Public Health (all other)
Radiography
Medical & Health Sciences (all other)
Medical Technology
Counselling
Psychology
P
Architecture
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Property, Land & Real Estate
Quantity Surveying
Sustainable Development
Urban Design & Town Planning
S
Agribusiness
Agricultural Science
Aquaculture & Fisheries
Viticulture
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Studies
Forestry Studies
Parks & Wildlife Management
Food Science
Forensic Science
Genetics
Geology
Laboratory Technology
Marine Science
Physics & Astronomy
Veterinary Science
Sciences (all other)
Spatial Science
T
Curriculum Studies
Early Childhood Education
General Education Studies
Primary Teaching
Secondary Teaching
Special Education
Tertiary Education
TESOL
Vocational Education & Training

The Department is looking for fresh-thinking, innovative and high-performing Graduates to contribute to shaping the future of Australia's infrastructure, transport, regional development, communications and creative industries. You will have the opportunity to work in a way that enriches our communities, empowers our regions and leaves a positive impact for generations to come.

If you are seeking a career where you can make a difference in the lives of everyday Australians, you will find it at Infrastructure!

The Department has a smaller group of graduates each year, which enables the Department to provide the highest quality, personable and tailored support to each incoming graduate. We understand that the transition from study to career can be a challenging one. For many, it is also the first time they have lived away from home, and most graduates are moving interstate. We work hard to make the whole process as easy as possible for you and offer a generous travel, accommodation and storage package. We also help you settle into Canberra with plenty of recommendations on housing, food, activities and experiences!

Within our 11 month program you will:

  • Experience a comprehensive and welcoming group orientation
  • Have access to mentoring and guidance from senior staff
  • Be supported by a buddy from the previous Graduate cohort
  • Be a leader the Departments Social Club
  • Work with leading-edge technology
  • Explore wide range of policy and program areas through three workplace rotations and have the ability to preference your rotations
  • Develop professional skills with a tailored learning and development program
  • Undertake a once in a lifetime Major Research Project where graduates are tasked with a topic by our Executive and have the opportunity to research, analyse, prepare a report and may undertake "field-work" to support their final assessment; and
  • Create valuable networks through engagement with senior staff and department stakeholders

We are seeking graduates to join our 2022 Graduate Development Program with a vision of Australia's future and a willingness to identify problems and implement innovative solutions.

Our graduates are an important part of our workforce, which is why we provide a diverse range of work rotations which could see you:

  • Regulating airports;
  • Helping set the course for Australia's digital future;
  • Implementing the Smart Cities Plan;
  • Developing policy that protects our cultural heritage;
  • Working on the development of the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport;
  • Providing advice on strengthening our national broadcasters;
  • Developing policy for broadband, open data and media; and
  • Working on the development of the Inland Rail.

During the Graduate year, we run a Major Research Project where graduates are tasked with a topic by our Executive and have the opportunity to research, analyse, prepare a report and may undertake "field-work" to support their final assessment.

You'll commence as an APS3 and receive a starting salary of $61,570 during your first two rotations, plus 15.4% superannuation. Then after successfully completing your first two rotations, you'll advance to an APS4 with a salary of $68,219. Upon successful completion of the program, you'll advance to an ongoing APS5 and associated salary at $76,160.

You'll also have access to the following workplace support and conditions, including:

  • 20 days recreation/annual leave a year
  • 20 days a year of personal circumstances leave, which includes sick, family, emergency and cultural leave
  • 18 weeks paid maternity leave or 6 weeks paid supporting partner leave after 12 months of continuous service
  • Flexible work hours
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives

Following the program, as a member of the Department, you'll also have access to:

  • Career coaching and professional development opportunities
  • Financial support to undertake further study in an area relevant to the business of the Department and broader APS
  • Mobility and career progression within the organisation.
     

To be eligible for a position on the department’s Graduate Development Program you must submit a completed application form prior to the closing date and time, and provide evidence or confirmation of the following:

  • Be an Australian citizen by January 2022 (you may be asked to provide evidence of this);
  • Have completed (at least) an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 qualification (a Bachelor Degree), equivalent, or higher equivalent by January 2022;
  • Have completed the most recent degree no more than 5 years from the date of the application being submitted;
  • Have received a credit rating average;
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a valid Australian Government security clearance once accepted into a graduate program;
  • Be willing to undergo any police, character, health or other checks as required; and
  • Be willing to relocate to Canberra.

If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to the assessment process please note this in your application and we will contact you to discuss any additional support that will assist you throughout the assessment process.

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Within my current position, I am responsible for developing evidence-based policy on different topics affecting the major infrastructure market.

Harrison Martin

  • Graduate stories
Within my current position, I am responsible for developing evidence-based policy on different topics affecting the major infrastructure market.

Harrison Martin

  • Graduate stories
One of the things I really enjoy about my job is to be able to utilise my law degree whilst still working in a policy role.

Yan Yan

  • Graduate stories
One of the things I really enjoy about my job is to be able to utilise my law degree whilst still working in a policy role.

Yan Yan

  • Graduate stories
Within my current position, I am responsible for developing evidence-based policy on different topics affecting the major infrastructure market.

Harrison Martin

  • Graduate stories
Within my current position, I am responsible for developing evidence-based policy on different topics affecting the major infrastructure market.

Harrison Martin

  • Graduate stories
One of the things I really enjoy about my job is to be able to utilise my law degree whilst still working in a policy role.

Yan Yan

  • Graduate stories
One of the things I really enjoy about my job is to be able to utilise my law degree whilst still working in a policy role.

Yan Yan