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AGD 2022 Graduate Program (Affirmative Measures Disability)

The Affirmative Measures – Disability (policy and program stream) is open only to people with disability.  

Find out more about the definition of disability on the Australian Public Service Commission website. 

As well as the essential requirements of the Policy and Program Stream, you will be need to provide further evidence of disability. This could be a: 

  • certificate or letter from a registered medical practitioner
  • letter from a Disability Employment Service or jobactive provider
  • letter from a secondary or tertiary institution disability services unit where you were a recent student.

Successful applicants in this process will participate in the policy and program stream graduate program. 


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

Policy and Program Stream

As a policy and program graduate, you can expect to work on a variety of thought-provoking and challenging work, such as improving the family law system's response to domestic violence, working to better protect children or older Australians from abuse and collaborating with the private sector, states and territories and international partners to improve community safety, legal services and national security.

Placement rotations

Policy and program graduates 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 policy

You may also rotate through our corporate areas including:

  • human resources
  • strategy and governance
  • finance

You may also have the opportunity to experience a rotation in one of our portfolio agencies.

As part of your role you may:

  • help to develop and implement legislation, policies and programs
  • undertake analysis, research and critical thinking
  • prepare written briefs, submissions, reports and ministerial correspondence
  • manage events including ministerial and council meetings.

You will also:

  • participate in development activities including a major project, which you will present to senior leadership
  • contribute to a range of cultural and social activities including a high profile speaker series and fundraising initiatives
  • receive ongoing support, coaching and on the job development from supervisors
  • have access to learning and development activities, including the opportunity to complete further study.

We invite applications from graduates of all university disciplines including arts, business, commerce, communications, economics, humanities, international studies, law, management and science.

To be eligible for the policy and program stream you must:

  • have completed a minimum qualification equivalent to a three year Australian undergraduate degree.
  • have completed your undergraduate degree, or postgraduate qualification within the four year period at the time of applying (December 2017 to December 2021).
  • have achieved a credit average or above at the time of applying in the qualification you completed within the last four years.

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If we offer you a position on the program, you will also need to:

  • pass a police record check
  • get and keep a security clearance at the appropriate security level.

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

Visit our Graduate profiles to find out more from our most recent graduates.

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Business and Commerce, Data Science and

  • Work rights:

    Australian Citizen

  • Locations:







    Feb 2022 (approx)

  • Program Duration

    12 Months

  • Closing Date:15th Apr 2021, 1:55 pm
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