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We’re looking for people who are innovative: high-calibre individuals who are ambitious and adaptable. Who are responsive and comfortable with change. People who want to be challenged in a flexible and fast paced environment. And above all else, people who have a positive attitude and a desire to learn.

The capabilities we look for in our graduates are:



Organisational alignment

Expresses appropriate motivation for working within the department


Approaches tasks and own development in a logical, organised, professional manner to ensure delivery of consistently high-quality work

Collaboration and delivery /
client service

Builds and maintains relationships with colleagues, clients, and a range internal and external stakeholders to facilitate open sharing of information

Results oriented /

Works consistently and independently, persisting despite setbacks or changing priorities to achieve goals within tight timeframes

Research and analysis

Gathers information from a range of different sources and analyses it to inform thinking on a particular topic

Verbal communication

Communicates clearly and confidently and actively listens to others in a range of settings

Written communication

Writes persuasively and provides clear written advice in a range of styles

Employment eligibility

To be eligible for our graduate program you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, or are going to be granted Australian citizenship before commencement
  • have completed a Bachelor’s degree or higher in the previous five years or by the end of 2019.
  • have maintained a credit average throughout your university undergraduate degree
  • be willing to relocate to Canberra.

Time to get started!

Are you ready to make an impact? Applications for the 2020 Graduate Program open on Friday 26 April 2019 and close 11.30pm (AEST) Tuesday 27 May 2019.

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