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Affirmative Measures – Disability (Policy and Program Stream)

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The Policy and Program Stream (Affirmative Measures – Disability) is open only to people with disability.

For further information on the definition of disability please refer to the Australian Public Service Commission website.

In addition to the essential requirements of the Policy and Program Stream, you will be need to provide further evidence of disability. This would be a certificate or letter from a registered medical practitioner, or a letter from:

  • a Disability Employment Service or jobactive provider or 
  • a secondary or tertiary institution disability services unit in relation to a recent student.

As a policy and program graduate, you can expect to work on a variety of thought-provoking work, including: 

  • contributing to the development and implementation of legislation, policies or programs
  • undertaking analysis, research and critical thinking
  • collaborating with the private sector, states and territories and international partners to improve employment standards, community safety and national security.
  • managing events including ministerial and council meetings.
  • preparing written briefs, submissions, reports and ministerial correspondence.

You will participate in rotations across the department, working on policy and programs in areas that may include:

  • civil justice
  • family law and legal assistance
  • criminal justice
  • law enforcement
  • crime prevention 
  • national and protective security 
  • international law
  • human rights
  • native title
  • constitutional law
  • protective security and integrity 
  • Industrial relations programmes
  • Industrial relations policy

You may also rotate through the department’s corporate areas including human resources, strategy and governance and finance. You may also have the opportunity to experience a rotation in one of our portfolio agencies.

During the graduate program you will participate in development activities including a major project, where you will have an opportunity to present to the department, including our senior executives. You will also contribute to a range of cultural and social activities, including a high profile speaker series and fundraising initiatives. You will receive support from supervisors and access to learning and development activities, including the opportunity to complete further study.

Graduates from all university disciplines are encouraged to apply.

All policy and program positions are based in Canberra. Financial assistance may be offered where you are relocating from your home state


We respect and acknowledge your privacy. For the purpose of this affirmative measure process, you will be required to provide evidence that you meet the eligibility requirements. 



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