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Our Graduate Development Program

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science


Applications for the department’ Graduate Development Program open in May 2019.

Our Graduate Development Program offers:

  • a structured two year training and development program 
  • Canberra based positions, with options for state based work placements in year two of the program
  • starting salary of $59,476 (currently) plus 15.4% superannuation
  • advancement to APS 5 (currently salary of $73,419 plus 15.4% superannuation) once you successfully complete year one of the program

What we offer you

Before you start

  • a dedicated team is here to support you from before you commence, during and to beyond the program
  • you’ll be given a buddy, a previous graduate who can offer support and as you relocate to Canberra and settle in

Our program

  • a structured two year training and development program 
  • Canberra based positions, with options for state based work placements in year two of the program
  • starting salary of $59,476 (currently)
  • advancement to APS 5 (currently salary of $73,419) after successful completion of year one of the program 
  • four work placements to experience the diversity of roles and responsibilities across the department 
  • the opportunity to collaborate with other graduates on a major project, tackling real-life policy issues, engaging with our stakeholders, and presenting your findings to our Executive 
  • an opportunity to undertake study at the graduate level (a Graduate Certificate), in year two of the program in a field of interest to you and of relevance to us 
  • a series of soft and technical skills training and on the job learning throughout the program  

After the program

  • a strong network of previous graduates
  • a commitment to continuing professional development, including access to leadership programs and further study

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