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2023 Graduate Program

About us

When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation, working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.

There are countless ways to develop your career at the Department of Justice. It is one of the most diverse public sector organisations in WA, providing a variety of legal, justice, corrections and related services to Government and the community.

About the role

The Graduate Program offers a wide range of career pathways. You will gain experience in providing high quality service to the community, making a positive difference to the lives of others - the opportunities to grow and develop are endless.

As a Graduate Officer you will take on varied placements assisting in research, information sourcing and gathering, data analysis, project management, coordination and implementation, and development of their technical skills. You will work within multiple workplace environments demonstrating adaptability and self-awareness. You will have the opportunity to apply your education in the workplace while gaining practical skills to kickstart a rewarding career.

The Department of Justice is a complex environment that will require you to apply critical thinking and excellent interpersonal skills.

You will participate in an 18-month development program consisting of three six-month workplace rotations exposing you to various operations and business areas. Your enthusiasm for learning will see you participate in professional learning and development opportunities and build capabilities and networks, both internally and externally to the Department.

2023 Graduate Program placements may include:

  • Advisory Services
  • Corporate Services including Finance, Procurement and Human Resources
  • Equal Opportunity Commission
  • The Public Trustee

We are looking for Graduate Officers from various education disciplines. We are particularly interested in recruiting people who have studied:

  • Business Stream - Business Administration, Commerce, Human Resources
  • Finance Stream - Accounting, Commerce, Finance
  • Government Services Stream - Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, and Policy
  • Justice Stream - Legal, Psychology and Criminology

Preferences will be requested at application. Preferences are not guaranteed, and the panel may shortlist into alternate positions based on suitability.

About you

Projects will require you to engage with internal and external stakeholders with high levels of professionalism and integrity. Working in a complex environment you will demonstrate self-awareness and adaptability. You will actively engage in professional development and mentoring opportunities taking away key learnings and utilising them in the workplace.

Most importantly, you will exemplify enthusiasm and eagerness to learn.

You will have recently completed your university degree, be interested in a career in the public sector and show awareness around the services delivered by the Department of Justice. Your university transcript will reflect a commitment to your studies.

All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.

To find out more about this opportunity and to apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button.

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Arts and Humanities, Business and Commerce,

  • Work rights:

    Australian Working Visa, Australian Student

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  • Closing Date:19th May 2022, 8:00 am


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