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Services Australia National Graduate Program 2021 (Social Work)

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Your unlimited opportunities start here in social work

If you want to develop new ways to improve customer experiences and work collaboratively with community groups and stakeholders, we can get you started.

During our 10 month program you’ll be able to specialise and develop your skills in social work.

Graduates with a degree recognised by the Australian Association of Social Workers are most suited to this pathway.

Salary $59,498–$66,313
Program length – 10 months

More about Services Australia

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

We’re there to help register the birth of a child. We’re there to support job seekers, students, families, and older Australians. And we’re there whenever and wherever Australians need us, be it over the phone, online, or on the ground supporting our communities recover from natural disasters.

You’ll be supported and encouraged to explore our vast number of professional roles. We’ll rely on you to help achieve our commitment to making every single Australian’s experience with government simple, respectful, transparent and helpful.

Join us and help make life better, in big ways and small, for every Australian.

National Graduate Program

As a graduate, we’ll develop you as a leader who will make a difference in the lives of all Australians. Our National Graduate Program will provide you with unlimited opportunities to kick start your career in the Australian Public Service.

Graduates work in national and regional offices, in teams who work to support our customers. You’ll participate in a variety of meaningful work that has a positive impact to many Australians.

We’ll team you up with an executive mentor and a graduate buddy. You’ll have the support and guidance to help you achieve career and personal objectives.

Our 10 month Generalist Pathway accepts applicants with degrees from all disciplines and gives you broad exposure to the operations of the agency. You’ll experience 2 placements, each lasting 5 months. This allows you to participate in diverse projects and learn how different areas operate.


To apply you must:

  • be an Australian citizen on 26 June 2020
  • be willing to relocate if required
  • have completed or will complete an undergraduate or post graduate degree between 7 February 2016 and 7 February 2021
  • have completed or will complete an Australian Association of Social Work approved qualification to apply for the social work discipline.

To find out more about eligibility go to our website.

Services Australia is committed to providing a working environment that values inclusion and diversity, and supports all staff to reach their full potential.

Our commitment is demonstrated through workplace inclusion and diversity strategies, policies and initiatives. Our team would be happy to talk with you about our RecruitAbility scheme available to candidates who identify as having disability.

We have 2 Affirmative Measures recruitment processes: 1 for candidates who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians, and 1 for candidates who identify as having disability.

For more information about the National Graduate Program go to our website and like us on Facebook.

Applications close

Applications for the National Graduate Program close at 11:30 pm AEST on 26 June 2020.

Other options with Services Australia

Our Generalist Pathway accepts applicants with degrees from all disciplines. You’ll experience 2 placements, each lasting 5 months. This gives you the opportunity to work on diverse projects and learn how different areas operate.

The Professional Pathways provide a single placement, allowing you to specialise and develop your skills in a particular area. This year, we are recruiting 6 disciplines within the Professional Pathway:

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Arts and Humanities, Government, Health, Psychology

  • Workrights:

    Australian Citizen

  • Locations:

    Canberra, Sydney, Darwin,

  • Closing Date:26th Jun 2020, 1:30 pm


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