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2021 DESE Graduate Program – Economics Pathway

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) and its people are at the forefront of Australian labour market analysis and policy development. By providing economic and labour market advice to portfolio Ministers and the Australian Government, the Department’s work directly impacts on the lives of Australians.

DESE economics graduates are involved in core work and are given real responsibility from the start. Our department’s economics graduates have a strong record of movement and promotion both within the department and, after gaining good experience within the department, across the public and private sectors.

What our economics graduates do

Our economics graduates have the opportunity to be involved in the following:

  • economic and labour market research and analysis of emerging labour market trends and developments
  • providing briefings to Ministers and Department executive on the state of the labour market at a national, State, industry and regional level
  • writing reports, preparing publications and Parliamentary Question Time Briefs for the Minister on the key ABS labour market data releases
  • investigating labour market outcomes for disadvantage groups, including youth, the long-term unemployed, the low skilled and mature age persons
  • contributing to the Australian Government’s submission to the Annual Wage Review
  • undertaking our own surveys of employer recruitment activity and skills shortage research
  • monitoring job vacancy rates
  • undertaking industry and regional employment projections to inform policy development
  • analysing the contributing factors assisting Australians to move from unemployment into jobs
  • evaluation of government labour market programmes and policies.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for graduates who:

  • have tertiary qualifications in economics and/or econometrics.
  • strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate difficult concepts to non-technical audiences.
  • well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to actively engage with co-workers and stakeholders.
  • enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, and an attitude open to learning and innovation
Closed 9 months ago
Closed 9 months ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Banking and Finance, Business and Commerce,

  • Work rights:

    Australian Citizen

  • Locations:


  • Closing Date:3rd Aug 2020, 1:30 pm


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