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About Us

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development & Communications


The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (the Department) is responsible for the design and implementation of the Australian Government's infrastructure, transport and regional development policies and programs, and is the lead agency for communications and the arts. We are at the forefront of the Australian Government's efforts to connect our communities, secure the nation's economic future, improve living standards, provide access to high quality communication services and ensure all Australians can enjoy diverse artistic and cultural experiences.

Our University Vacation Employment Program (UVEP) is an 8-12 week summer internship designed to provide an opportunity for university students to experience a taste of Government.

Why Join Us?

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Our interns are an important part of our workforce, which is why we provide a diverse range of internships that could see you (but not limited to):

  • Regulating airports;
  • Helping set the course for Australia's digital future;
  • Implementing the Smart Cities Plan;
  • Developing policy that protects our cultural heritage;
  • Working on the development of the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport;
  • Providing advice on strengthening our national broadcasters;
  • Developing policy for broadband, open data and media;
  • Working on the development of the Inland Rail;
  • And so much more!

Graduate Program

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development & Communications


We are seeking graduates to join our 2022 Graduate Development Program with a vision of Australia’s future and a willingness to identify problems and implement innovative solutions.

Within our 11 month program you will:

  • Experience a comprehensive and welcoming group orientation  
  • Have access to mentoring and guidance from senior staff 
  • Be supported by a buddy from the previous Graduate cohort
  • Be a leader the Departments Social Club
  • Work with leading-edge technology
  • Explore wide range of policy and program areas through three workplace rotations and have the ability to preference your rotations
  • Develop professional skills with a tailored learning and development program
  • Undertake a once in a lifetime Major Research Project where graduates are tasked with a topic by our Executive and have the opportunity to research, analyse, prepare a report and may undertake “field-work” to support their final assessment; and
  • Create valuable networks through engagement with senior staff and department stakeholders

Our graduates are an important part of our workforce, which is why we provide a diverse range of work rotations which could see you:

  • Regulating airports;
  • Helping set the course for Australia’s digital future;
  • Implementing the Smart Cities Plan;
  • Developing policy that protects our cultural heritage;
  • Working on the development of the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport;
  • Providing advice on strengthening our national broadcasters;
  • Developing policy for broadband, open data and media; and
  • Working on the development of the Inland Rail.

Internships

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Interns will have the opportunity to work in a way that enriches Australian communities, empowers Australian regions and leaves a positive impact for generations to come.

You will gain valuable on-the-job experience, the opportunity to develop your capabilities, create networks in a professional environment and the chance to showcase your skills in the workplace.

You will work alongside a leadership team with a vast array of subject matter expertise across a range of fields.

We offer flexible commencement dates to work around your university schedule, with a choice to work a minimum of eight weeks up to 12 weeks, depending on your availability.

The Department promotes a positive, inclusive and adaptable workplace and wants all Interns to feel welcome and excited by their work from the start of their professional careers.

We are looking for Interns that are innovative, curious and future-focused, with a desire to learn and to help shape Australia’s infrastructure, transport, regional development, communications and creative industries. Click here to see what our interns from previous years have to say!

To be eligible for the University Vacation Employment Program, you must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen;
  • Be completing an undergraduate degree as a minimum (applications are accepted from students at any point in their study);
  • Be available for your placement between November 2021 and February 2022;
  • Be available for a minimum of 8 weeks and up to 12 weeks;
  • Be prepared to relocate to Canberra for the program if you are from interstate; and
  • Be able to meet the department’s security requirements. 

All of our positions are located in Canberra. Any successful interstate candidates will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and associated costs for the duration of the program.

Application Process

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Applications to apply directly with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications will be open from 9 March 2021 and close 27 April 2021.

Click here to apply now!

In 2021, we are also a participating agency in the following Graduate opportunities:

Australian Government Graduate Program (AGGP)

Applying through the Australian Government Graduate Program (AGGP) means you will also be considered for a range of other Australian Government agencies, including ours. In 2021 we are participating in the following Graduate Streams:

For more information on application opening and close dates and how to apply, click here.

Indigenous Graduate Pathway Program

As an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, you will be able to complete one application and be considered for multiple Agencies and Departments within the Australian Public Service (APS).

Whether you start your career with us, or somewhere else in the APS, you will do meaningful work from day one.

Applications to apply through the Indigenous Graduate Pathway Program are now open and close on 23 April 2021.

Apply and find out more here.

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A Day in the Life

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Lizzie

“The Department was so welcoming and friendly, we were offered amazing support networks, tailored training programs to help us advance our career development and connections with great colleagues and other interns. Through my UVEP experience I was able to discover more about my individual strengths in a professional working environment, I would recommend this program to everyone.” – Lizzie, 2020 Intern

 

Social Responsibility

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development & Communications


The Department’s social contributions are wide and varied within Australian society, supporting more than just roads, trains and planes. The Department creates effective infrastructure for communication systems to connect all Australians, contribute to the development of regional areas, and promote cultural heritage and the arts.

The Department work directly with local, state and federal governments to improve services and governance of seven Australian territories. The Department works to enhance the productivity and liveability of Australia’s upcoming urban centres such as Geelong and Townsville through their ambitious City Deals.

The Graduate Development Program gives graduates the tools to directly contribute to developing Australia’s future. Graduates also have several opportunities to raise funds for local charity groups through leading the Departments Social Club.

Perks & Benefits

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During the Graduate year, we run a Major Research Project where graduates are tasked with a topic by our Executive and have the opportunity to research, analyse, prepare a report and may undertake “field-work” to support their final assessment.

You'll commence as an APS3 and receive a starting salary of $61,570 during your first two rotations, plus 15.4% superannuation. Then after successfully completing your first two rotations, you’ll advance to an APS4 with a salary of $68,219. Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll advance to an ongoing APS5 and associated salary at $76,160.

You'll also have access to the following workplace support and conditions, including:

  • 20 days recreation/annual leave a year
  • 20 days a year of personal circumstances leave, which includes sick, family, emergency and cultural leave
  • 18 weeks paid maternity leave or 6 weeks paid supporting partner leave after 12 months of continuous service
  • Flexible work hours
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives

Following the program, as a member of the Department, you'll also have access to:

  • Career coaching and professional development opportunities
  • Financial support to undertake further study in an area relevant to the business of the Department and broader APS
  • Mobility and career progression within the organisation.

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