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Services Australia Graduate Programs

Services Australia’s mission is simple—to be there for Australians as they progress through life.

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Past Services Australia Graduate Hiring Statistics

If you’re interested in working at Services Australia, understanding when they have opened up applications for their graduate programs, graduate jobs and internships is helpful knowledge to have so you know when you might need to apply. Use the below information to see when Services Australia hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.


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Job types

  • Graduate Jobs (100%),

Disciplines

  • Government (100%),

  • Information Technology (43%),

Locations

  • Regional Queensland (100%),

  • Regional New South Wales (100%),

  • Regional Tasmania (100%),

  • Regional Victoria (100%),

  • Regional Western Australia (100%),

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Work rights

  • Australian Citizen (100%),

Past Services Australia Graduate Programs

Check out some of Services Australia's past jobs they have posted on GradConnection over the last 12 months. Understanding the details about what a graduate employer is looking for well before applications have opened can sometimes be the edge you need to secure your first graduate program.


Graduate Jobs

Adelaide

and 14 others

Available locations

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Darwin
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Regional Northern Territory
  • Regional Queensland
  • Regional South Australia
  • Regional Tasmania
  • Regional Victoria
  • Regional Western Australia
  • Sydney

Government

Services Australia is looking for graduates who want to deliver a simple, helpful, respectful and transparent experience for our customers.

Graduate Jobs

Adelaide

and 14 others

Available locations

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Darwin
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Regional Northern Territory
  • Regional Queensland
  • Regional South Australia
  • Regional Tasmania
  • Regional Victoria
  • Regional Western Australia
  • Sydney

Government

Services Australia is looking for graduates who want to deliver a simple, helpful, respectful and transparent experience for our customers.

Graduate Jobs

Regional New South Wales

and 6 others

Available locations

  • Regional New South Wales
  • Regional Northern Territory
  • Regional Queensland
  • Regional South Australia
  • Regional Tasmania
  • Regional Victoria
  • Regional Western Australia

Government

Services Australia is looking for graduates who want to deliver a simple, helpful, respectful and transparent experience for our customers.

Graduate Jobs

Adelaide

and 14 others

Available locations

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Darwin
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Regional Northern Territory
  • Regional Queensland
  • Regional South Australia
  • Regional Tasmania
  • Regional Victoria
  • Regional Western Australia
  • Sydney

Government

and 1 other

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Government
  • Information Technology

Services Australia is looking for graduates who want to deliver a simple, helpful, respectful and transparent experience for our customers.

Graduate Jobs

Adelaide

and 13 others

Available locations

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Darwin
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Regional Northern Territory
  • Regional Queensland
  • Regional Tasmania
  • Regional Victoria
  • Regional Western Australia
  • Sydney

Government

and 1 other

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Government
  • Information Technology

Services Australia is looking for graduates who want to deliver a simple, helpful, respectful and transparent experience for our customers.

Graduate Jobs

Adelaide

and 14 others

Available locations

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Darwin
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Regional Northern Territory
  • Regional Queensland
  • Regional South Australia
  • Regional Tasmania
  • Regional Victoria
  • Regional Western Australia
  • Sydney

Government

and 1 other

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Government
  • Information Technology

Services Australia is looking for graduates who want to deliver a simple, helpful, respectful and transparent experience for our customers.

Graduate Jobs

Adelaide

and 14 others

Available locations

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Darwin
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Regional New South Wales
  • Regional Northern Territory
  • Regional Queensland
  • Regional South Australia
  • Regional Tasmania
  • Regional Victoria
  • Regional Western Australia
  • Sydney

Government

Services Australia is looking for graduates who want to deliver a simple, helpful, respectful and transparent experience for our customers.

About Us

Services Australia


We make government services simple so people can get on with their lives.

Every hour of every day in Australia, people in need turn to the Australian Government for help. In those moments, our agency responds. 

Our work spans social security and healthcare, in addition to disaster relief, assistance to farmers and specialised services for vulnerable communities. 

In the last 2 years our agency has taken centre stage, helping millions of Australians affected by natural disasters and COVID-19.

We’re an agency that helps people and we’re committed to progress, constantly moving forward to deliver services that are simple, helpful, respectful and transparent.

Why Join Us?

Services Australia


We have a range of training and development to help you grow and shape your career.

During our 10-month program, you’ll take part in a variety of activities including:

  • Australian Public Service Commission events
  • graduate and internal events
  • presentations to our Senior Executive Staff (SES).

You’ll also gain:

  • first-hand experience in our service delivery environments to learn how Australians access government services
  • formal training specific to your work area
  • an accredited learning qualification, the Diploma of Government.

These opportunities will:

  • strengthen your networking skills
  • develop your career
  • expose you to our business
  • broaden your understanding of the Australian Public Service (APS).

Watch the video below to hear from some of our past grads:

Graduate Program

Services Australia


When you join our graduate program, you’ll help us make government services simple. We’ll develop you as a leader and give you a range of experience and opportunity to kick start your career in the Australian Public Service. 

Our grads work in national and regional offices with plenty of support to help you meet your career and personal goals. Our dedicated team will help you along the way and we’ll team you up with a graduate buddy and Senior Executive Staff mentor.

We’re looking for a wide range of people to join us. We want people with all kinds of backgrounds who’ve graduated from their degree within the last 5 years. 

Our 10-month program offers 8 streams:

  • communication 
  • data
  • digital
  • finance and accounting
  • generalist
  • human resources
  • legal
  • social work.

We accept all degrees in our generalist stream. 

To apply for our communication, data, digital, finance and accounting, human resources, legal and social work streams, you need to have a degree relevant to one of those fields. 

If you have a degree in any of these particular streams, you can also apply to our generalist stream. You can apply for more than one stream if you’re eligible.

Application Process

Services Australia


There are 6 steps you need to complete to apply to our National Graduate Program:

  1. Online application
  2. Online interview
  3. Online exercise
  4. Assessment centre and referee checks
  5. Merit pool and matching you to a role
  6. Verbal employment offer and pre-engagement checks

Further information on the recruitment process can be found in the job descriptions from each listing.

Graduates with human resources qualifications

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is recruiting human resources (HR) graduates for 2023 graduate programs on behalf of some APS agencies. 

You can find out how to apply to the HR stream on the APS Jobs Graduate Portal.

HR graduates can also apply to our generalist stream through our own recruitment process.

Graduates with data analytics qualifications

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is recruiting data graduates for 2023 graduate programs on behalf of some APS agencies.

You can find out how to apply to the data stream on the APS Jobs Graduate Portal.

Data graduates can also apply to our data or generalist stream through our own recruitment process.

Graduates with STEM qualifications

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources is recruiting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates for 2023 graduate programs on behalf of some APS agencies.

You can find out how to apply to the STEM stream on the APS Jobs Graduate Portal.

STEM graduates can also apply to our digital or generalist stream through our own recruitment process.

Diversity & Inclusion

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Services Australia


Services Australia supports you to bring your whole self to work. We are at our best when we reflect the communities we serve, and we aim to ensure our staff reflect the diversity of our vibrant and multicultural country.

We celebrate people with different cultural backgrounds and disabilities, recognising they bring valuable contributions to our workplace through their skills, experiences and perspectives.

We are also a leading employer of First Nations Australians, an LGBTI+ gold employer and were deemed an Inclusive Employer 2021–2022 by Diversity Council Australia.

We strive to have a culture where you will be supported, respected and valued by your colleagues and leaders. You will work in an environment that is safe and secure and where you are encouraged to participate, collaborate, share ideas and grow to reach your full potential.

We support a culturally inclusive workplace by:

  • embracing the diversity of our staff to build an inclusive culture where our people feel respected, connected and focused on contributing to organisational success​
  • providing a range of tools, training and resources that contribute to building a culturally safe and inclusive workplace
  • celebrating our culturally and linguistically diverse workforce and sharing their important stories through multicultural days of significance.

Our workplace inclusion and diversity strategy, policies and initiatives define how we:

  • support flexible working arrangements such as part-time work and flexible hours
  • provide training for staff including Indigenous Cultural Awareness, Disability Awareness and Mental Health First Aid
  • support women as an accredited Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace, providing women the space, time and support to breastfeed or express at work
  • support our LGBTI+ staff with inclusive HR policies
  • celebrate days and events to promote diversity awareness and inclusion
  • support diversity-specific employee networks for staff to connect and share their views, experiences and information.

We are committed to providing appropriate services to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Australians. We embrace all aspects of diversity as integral to what we do, language and culture among them. We have a reputation for providing high-quality services to customers with CALD backgrounds. We are determined to continue to improve our services by being responsive to the needs of CALD Australians.

Our purpose is to clearly articulate our commitment not only to the Australian Government’s Multicultural Access and Equity Policy, but also importantly to our CALD staff, communities and customers.

We have a multicultural awareness capability framework that supports our priority in building cultural capabilities across our workforce.

We do this through the delivery of:

  • online resources and training materials to staff
  • multicultural awareness programs
  • training for staff about holding 3-way interviews with interpreters and customers 
  • a Multicultural Champion program where senior executive staff model and drive social cohesion and inclusion.

First Nations

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Services Australia


Services Australia is one of Australia’s largest public sector employers. We are located in every capital city and over 400 local, regional and remote locations across Australia. We want to improve the health and economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities, which will create a better future for all Australians.

We are committed to building stronger relationships and respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians. We have improved career pathways in the APS for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians right across the country and are united in our passion for reconciliation. We want to lead the APS in striving for better outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

As an agency, we are modernising the way we work and do business with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. Consider joining our National Graduate Program to assist us in our transformation journey.

LGBTIQ+

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Services Australia


We support people of all sexual orientations, intersex status, and gender expressions and identities.

We’re a Gold Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. We’re one of the only Australian Government agencies to hold this status.

We’ve achieved this through:

  • inclusive HR policies 
  • access to paid and unpaid leave for transgender and gender diverse staff to affirm their gender
  • LGBTI+ inclusive employee resources
  • our LGBTI+ staff network, the Rainbow Connection
  • celebrating LGBTI+ days of significance, including International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia, Bi Visibility and Wear It Purple Day 
  • our Senior Executive LGBTI+ Ally
  • an active membership with Pride in Diversity and more.

Disability

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Services Australia


We are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.

We are committed to the attraction, recruitment and retention of people with disability. Our focus is to provide universal access, remove barriers and provide learning and career advancement equality.

We have a number of strategies and policies in place to encourage job applications from people with disability. We aim to be seen as an employer of choice.

People with disability can request workplace modifications or reasonable adjustments to help you apply for positions, participate in the recruitment process, and assist with your daily job. These adjustments are aimed at removing barriers and providing the tools and equipment to undertake your job in the best way possible.

These may include:

  • interpreters, readers, attendants or other work-related assistance
  • information and communication in accessible formats, such as converting text to audio, providing larger print versions of documents, and providing a talking calculator
  • assistive technology such as screen reader JAWS, screen magnifier Zoomtext, and speech to text application Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • additional workplace equipment or facilities
  • adjustments to work methods and arrangements
  • methods for testing, assessment or selection
  • training for staff, co-workers and supervisors.

Our team would be happy to talk with you about our RecruitAbility scheme available to candidates who identify as having disability.

The Access and Inclusion Unit is part of the Inclusion and Diversity team. The unit can assist you with advice and support in the workplace for:

  • using endorsed assistive technology software through an established accessibility service desk
  • accessing accessible telecommunication equipment
  • using hearing accessories in the workplace.

Gender Equality

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Services Australia


We aim to create a workplace that provides equal opportunity and advancement in employment regardless of gender.

We support a gender equal workplace by:

  • supporting parents returning to work 
  • having workplace flexibility arrangements, tools and resources that support both men and women to balance caring responsibilities and workplace participation 
  • being a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace, accredited through the Australian Breastfeeding Association
  • creating a culture of inclusion through celebrating gender equality days of significance and recognising that every story counts
  • rethinking the way we work and recruit to remove barriers to support, attract and retain the best talent available.

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