Jobs at the Department of Education

The Department of Education offers career opportunities in a department that brings together people, policies and programs to support the Australian Government’s initiatives including access to quality and affordable early child care and childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.

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The Department of Education offers career opportunities in a department that brings together people, policies and programs to support the Australian Government’s initiatives on many important aspects of Australian life.

In December 2018, the department issued a s24(1) determination as an alternative to enterprise bargaining following consultation with employees. The determination provides for pay rises of two per cent (2%) in April 2019, April 2020, and April 2021. The pay scales are provided below. The Determination was signed on 21 December 2018.

All other terms and conditions for employees of the Department of Education continue to be provided under the Enterprise Agreement 2016-19.

The department is committed to reconciliation and supports workplace diversity. It values the contributions of people with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, this is reinforced in our Diversity Strategy.

Applications are welcome from Indigenous Australians, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature-age people and people with disability.

Further information is available on current vacancies and the Graduate Program.