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Legal Discipline

Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business's legal discipline offers career opportunities for talented and motivated law graduates.

Graduate lawyers are involved in the full range of work undertaken by our legal teams, including in the areas of government and administrative law, corporate and commercial law, insolvency law, intellectual property, legislation development (including drafting of legislative instruments), social security, information law, litigation, workers’ compensation, industrial relations, and work health and safety law.

Our lawyers provide legal advice and services (including in relation to the development of legislation and the conduct of litigation) across the range of the department’s responsibilities. Our teams are client-oriented and focused on providing innovative, robust and timely legal solutions. We work in dedicated and cooperative team environments, with a commitment to skill development, knowledge sharing and productive learning.

We are looking for:

  • Highly talented and motivated graduates.
  • Graduates with excellent legal and analytical capabilities.
  • Graduates with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Personal drive and enthusiasm.
  • Initiative and flexibility.
  • Leadership qualities.


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