June 29, 2018

Graduate Development Program (Affirmative Measures – Indigenous Employment)

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs is committed to creating a diverse workforce, the Graduate Development Program is a recruitment pathway for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.  The 2019 DVA Graduate Development Program is based in Canberra. It is a structured 11-month development program designed to give you exposure to the broad range of important work DVA undertake, whilst propelling you into a successful career within the Australian Public Service. Three work placements are offered to you over the year. These placements provide you with the opportunity to be placed in several business areas within DVA, such as the:

• Secretary’s office
• Client and Commemorations Division
• Rehabilitation and Support Division
• Health and Community Services Division
• Business Support Services Division
• Transformation and Engagement Division
• Legal Services and Assurance Branch
• Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service

DVA provides a range of benefits to help you strengthen the skills that you attained at University, whilst also providing you with support, new experiences and learning opportunities:

  • Ongoing training provided by both DVA and the Australian Public Service Commission
  • Comprehensive orientation to your new career
  • An extensive support system, including provision of a former graduate ‘buddy’ and a dedicated Graduate team
  • Travel to work in a state office for a week
  • Permanent position upon completion available in state locations

How to Apply

To be eligible to apply, you must: Be an Australian citizen by 31 December 2018.

Have completed at least a three-year undergraduate degree from an Australian tertiary institution, awarded no earlier than 1 January 2014. If you have a degree from an overseas tertiary institution, it must be recognised as being equivalent to a three-year Australian degree by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) by 31 December 2018.

Notes: DVA supports the principles and practices of workplace equity and diversity.

The filling of these vacancies is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the “Racial Discrimination Act 1975”. These vacancies are only open to Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander people.

This vacancy has been nominated for filling within the agency’s graduate program. A graduate program is a structured, on the job program, designed to introduce graduates to an APS organisation. Successful applicants receive training and development, mentoring and on the job support.

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