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2021 Graduate Program

National Indigenous Australians Agency

About the program

  • 12 months duration
  • Based in Canberra with a potential rotation in one of our various metropolitan, regional and remote locations 
  • Choose from our Policy & Programs, Operations and Delivery or Corporate Stream
  • Professional and personal development opportunities
  • Contribute to meaningful policies, programs and services
  • Formal pastoral care and support program

Policy & Programs / Operations & Delivery Streams

At the NIAA we work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and across the public service to implement policies and programs.

The Policy & Programs and Operations & Delivery streams will allow you to work in various areas of the Agency. These are for Graduates who are inquisitive, flexible and comfortable with change and ambiguity.

Our expertise spans across Community and Economic Development Housing, Land and Culture Policy, Education and Youth Policy, Community Safety and Health and Wellbeing, Recognition, Policy and Empowered Communities, Closing the Gap Policy and Evaluation, Legal Policy Analysis and Evaluation, Grants and Funding. You will embrace all opportunities as you navigate through the Agency to better understand your strengths, capabilities and interests.

You want to work at the NIAA because you are passionate about improving the lives of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Corporate Stream

For the NIAA to implement policy, programs and services to benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples our staff need the best capabilities and support to succeed. Our staff are supported by the Agency’s enabling functions which are integral to the achievement of the NIAA’s key priorities. Our Corporate stream has opportunities in human resource management, communications and media, IT and financial management.

The Corporate stream is for individuals who are excited by the opportunity to provide high quality services to support the work of the Agency.



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