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Our GradAbility stream is an initiative which assists the Department to remove barriers that prevent participation by those who identify as having a disability. GradAbility supports the Department to remain a disability confident organisation. We value the differences of our people and provide adaptive work practise which take into account the individuality of our staff. In this program you will be supported and have access to facilities and opportunities that lead to a productive and rewarding career.

Under GradAbility you will have to access to a range of services that support your adjustment to the workplace and ongoing professional development including a dedicated Disability Coordinator and the Department’s Disability and Careers Network. This Network contributes to the Department’s capacity to attract, induct, develop, support and retain people with disability. In addition, the Network seeks to assist the Department to develop systems, processes and policies that work better for people with disability and also people with caring responsibilities. You will have access to reasonable adjustment assessments and provision of workplace equipment including assistive technology such as screen magnifier Zoomtext, speech to text application Dragon Naturally Speaking and Ghotit.

Where applicable, hours of work will be negotiated with successful candidates.

For a definition of disability, please see the APSC Disability page.

The best thing about working for us is the workplace culture. To prepare you for the future workforce requirements we will leverage the unique expertise you bring to the organisation and provide you with the skills and experiences you need to fulfil your career with the Department. We have a committed, dynamic and positive workforce where people are supportive, energetic, respected and valued. You will develop your personal and professional skills with interesting and meaningful work, and through our one-on-one mentoring program. Learning and development is encouraged and innovation is critical to achieving our goals.

We look for graduates who can demonstrate:

  • Strong people skills and a team focused approach.
  • Resilience and the ability to embrace and adapt to change.
  • Sound judgment, common sense and the ability to think strategically.
  • Energy, enthusiasm and initiative.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.

We recruit high achieving and motivated graduates from all disciplines, however we particularly welcome graduates with the following degrees:

  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Technology

GradAbility graduates are encouraged to apply for the graduate program through the online application portal.


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