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Graduate program

Our Graduate Development Program is unique - applying to work with us is the start of an amazing journey.

Your Career, Australia’s Future

When you work with us, you are part of a diverse and dynamic workforce dedicated to keeping Australia prosperous, secure and united. We offer our graduates a range of interesting opportunities and unique experiences.

Our Graduate Development Program offers a variety of hands-on experiences with formal development opportunities over the duration of the 12 month program. Graduates experience various workplace rotations within the Department to build a diverse range of skills and knowledge, whilst working towards a Diploma in Government.  

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There are jobs and then there are careers.

The Department of Home Affairs provides you with opportunities to challenge yourself and learn new skills while contributing to the protection and prosperity of Australia.

We are looking for graduates who will grow with us into the future.

Strong leadership, shared values and culture, and a professional workforce are essential to our success.

Our Graduate Program will launch your career, helping you to gain experience.

You will build your knowledge, skills and networks through exposure to a diverse range of roles across the Department.

The program also offers orientation and induction, a graduate support team and a mentor.

We are looking for people who are as diverse as the community we serve.

We believe our differences drive innovation, and our varied backgrounds help to broaden our perspective.

The skills and knowledge you have gained through university and work experience can be of great value to this Department and make difference to all Australians.

Skills and qualifications

Find out more about the skills and qualifications we are looking for.

See About the program

Contact us

If you have any questions about the program, we have a team of people who can help you.

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