Graduate benefits

Our Graduate Programme offers you numerous benefits, the biggest being an introduction to the APS in a genuinely caring and supportive environment. Our programme has a good retention rate, with a high percentage of our graduates still employed many years after they have completed their graduate year. This is because the Department offers you interesting work, excellent work/life balance and a diverse and exciting work culture.

The programme consists of a number of key components, including:

  • An innovative, dynamic and supportive workplace which deals with some of the most cutting edge environmental and water related issues in Australia today.
  • Three work rotations across the Department including the possibility of working in the Australian Antarctic Division in Tasmania, Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, Booderee National Park on the NSW South Coast, the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra or the Supervising Scientist Division in Darwin.
  • A professional learning and development programme including $1000 towards individual development.
  • One on one mentoring from executive and senior executive staff and a supportive environment in which to develop your personal and professional skills.
  • Excellent conditions in a department which values a work-life balance.
  • The possibility of site visits during rotation, providing you with the opportunity to experience the Department's policies and programmes at ground level.