Department of Education and Training Graduate Program

Discover Your Future

At the Department of Education and Training, our graduates are strategic and analytical thinkers, innovative and future focused. Our graduates demonstrate a high level of integrity, flexibility and resilience. They are collaborative communicators, intellectually curious and seek out learning opportunities.

We are a dynamic, people-focused organisation where workplace diversity and inclusion is important to create a productive and harmonious environment for people to work. The department promotes a culture where Indigenous business is everyone’s business across its work practices, values and business.

The Department’s graduate program runs for ten months beginning in February and concluding in December with promotion to the APS4 level upon successful completion. Graduates are provided with diverse work placements across the department that will help develop professional public sector skills that best suit their skills and interests.

We offer our Graduates:

  • An opportunity to grow your career through diverse experiences and exposure to our business and our people
  • Access to professional development and on-the-job learning activities:
  • A workplace culture that is supportive, flexible and rewarding
  • The opportunity to participate in multiple employee networks, peer support and mentoring relationships
  • Excellent employment conditions with competitive remuneration, superannuation and employee entitlements PLUS relocation assistance
  • A supportive work environment that recognises and appreciates your lifestyle

Applications for the 2019 Graduate Program have now closed and assessment is underway.


The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with Department of Education and Training Graduate Program.


  1. 2019 Graduate Program Guidelines

    Created: 31 August 2018

    The Department of Education and Training Graduate Program Guidelines sets out the expectations for graduates, supervisors and the People, Culture and Capability Branch...

  2. Department of Education and Training Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019

    Created: 14 April 2016

    Approved Enterprise Agreement for the Department of Education and Training (Fair Work Commission Agreement ID AE418420), effective from 8 April 2016

  3. Fact Sheet- Graduate Program Relocation Assistance

    Created: 31 August 2018

    The Department of Education and Training provides reasonable relocation assistance for Graduate Program participants who will require to relocate to Canberra to commence...

  4. Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2017- 2019.

    Created: 3 December 2014  |  Last modified: 18 December 2014

    The department is committed to reconciliation and supports workplace diversity. It values the contributions of people with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives,...