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ACT Public Service

4.0
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

2022 Graduate Program

Canberra
Our Graduate Program aims to attract and retain the people in the ACTPS that can help make our city a great place to live, work and play.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
70
Minimum Salary
AUD 74,000

Application dates

Applications Open
21 Jun 2021
Applications Close
1 Aug 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
B
Accounting
Commerce
Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business
Business Administration
International Business
Management
Office Studies
Project Management
Event Management
Economics
Human Resources
Hospitality Management
Retail & Merchandising
Tourism
Marketing & Advertising
Public Relations
Transport, Logistics & Procurement
E
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Renewable Energy Engineering
H
Criminology
International Studies
Philosophy
Politics & Policy Studies
Social Work & Sociology
Humanities (all other)
Social Science (all other)
Liberal Arts
I
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Programming & Software Engineering
Design & User Experience
L
Law
Legal Studies
M
Psychology & Counselling
P
Architecture
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Construction Management
Property, Land & Real Estate
Quantity Surveying
Sustainable Development
Urban Design & Town Planning
S
Earth Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Science
T
Building

Applications for the 2022 Graduate Program will open on the 21st of June.

The ACTPS Graduate Program links to the ACT Government priority of economic growth and diversification. The Chief Minister's Statement of Ambition recognises that to shape an effective Public Service of the future, the ACTPS must "attract and retain the talented people that can help make our city great ."

The ACTPS Graduate Program offers a challenging and rewarding graduate experience.

As an ACTPS Graduate you will:

  • experience three rotations across two directorates
  • complete a comprehensive learning and development program
  • undertake challenging and meaningful work
  • receive a starting salary of over $74,000, plus superannuation
  • have flexible work arrangements and a healthy work/life balance
  • gain networking opportunities across government, our city and the local community
  • be part of a culturally diverse and inclusive workplace
  • receive a promotion and permanent job as an Administrative Services Officer 5 (or equivalent) when you successfully complete the program.

We are looking for Graduates who:

  • are innovative thinkers
  • have strong communication skills
  • can think analytically
  • can work effectively in a team environment
  • have a strong customer service focus

Graduate Streams

Stream 1: Infrastructure: Planning, Shaping and Caring for Our City and Landscape

  • Sub streams:
    • Planning
    • Architecture
    • Infrastructure project management and delivery
    • Sustainability, Environment and Heritage
    • Engineering

Stream 2: Human Services: Supporting our Community

  • Sub streams:
    • Human Services, Social Work and Psychology
    • Social Science

Stream 3: Communications and Engagement: empowering and informing our community (no sub-stream)

Stream 4: Information Technology: shaping and safeguarding our ICT services (no sub-stream)

Stream 5: Public Policy, Legal Policy & Governance: driving ACT public service provision *not practising law positions

  • Sub streams
    • Public Policy and Governance
    • Legal policy (not practising law positions)

Stream 6: Analytics: transforming high-level decision making

  • Sub Streams:
    • Economics,
    • Data Analytics
    • GIS & Spatial Analysis

Stream 7: Business Enablement: Supporting ACT Public Service Workforce and Operations

  • Sub Streams:
    • Finance & Accounting
    • Human Resources (HR) and/or Industrial Relations (IR)

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
The most important qualities that will be useful as a graduate are teamwork, can-do attitude, openness to learning, passion to engage in the community, and a big smile on the face is important to succeed.

Rahul Kadam

  • Graduate stories
The most important qualities that will be useful as a graduate are teamwork, can-do attitude, openness to learning, passion to engage in the community, and a big smile on the face is important to succeed.

Rahul Kadam

  • Graduate stories
I chose the ACTPS because I am really driven to make a difference to the community around me. The things I do during the week influence the things I’ll see around me on the weekend.

Laura Rayner Smith

  • Graduate stories
I chose the ACTPS because I am really driven to make a difference to the community around me. The things I do during the week influence the things I’ll see around me on the weekend.

Laura Rayner Smith

  • Graduate stories
The most important qualities that will be useful as a graduate are teamwork, can-do attitude, openness to learning, passion to engage in the community, and a big smile on the face is important to succeed.

Rahul Kadam

  • Graduate stories
The most important qualities that will be useful as a graduate are teamwork, can-do attitude, openness to learning, passion to engage in the community, and a big smile on the face is important to succeed.

Rahul Kadam

  • Graduate stories
I chose the ACTPS because I am really driven to make a difference to the community around me. The things I do during the week influence the things I’ll see around me on the weekend.

Laura Rayner Smith

  • Graduate stories
I chose the ACTPS because I am really driven to make a difference to the community around me. The things I do during the week influence the things I’ll see around me on the weekend.

Laura Rayner Smith