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Five Australian Government departments and agencies are participating in the 2021 Australian Government Graduate Recruitment program (Generalist stream), seeking graduates from a range of disciplines to work in policy and implementation roles. These include public policy, arts, sciences, humanities, law, international relations, media, communications, design, accounting, finance, etc.

With a single application and assessment process, you will be considered for graduate roles at five APS agencies. Successful candidates will be offered a role with a graduate program at one of the agencies.

If you are looking for the opportunity to work on contemporary policy and services that make a difference to the lives of Australians, this is the opportunity for you.

The five agencies are:

Australian Electoral Commission (AEC)

The AEC is an independent statutory authority established by the Australian Government to maintain an impartial and independent electoral system for eligible voters through active electoral roll management, efficient delivery of polling services, and targeted education and public awareness programs.

Australian Public Service Commission (APSC)

The APSC is responsible for providing advice to the Government on the APS; providing advice on strategic people management; supporting the implementation of Government policy; contributing to effective APS leadership and evaluating and reporting on the performance of the APS.

Department of Finance (Finance)

Finance is a central agency of the Australian Government, who plays an important role in assisting government across a wide range of policy areas to ensure its outcomes are met. Finance supports the  government’s ongoing priorities through the Budget process and fosters leading practice through the public sector resource management, governance and accountability frameworks. 

Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)

DVA delivers government programs for war veterans, serving and former serving members of the Australian Defence Force, Australian Federal Police and their families.

National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA)

NIAA is committed to implementing the Government’s policies and programs to improve the lives of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NIAA works to influence policy across the entire
Australian Government.



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