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Attorney-General's Department (AGD)

  • 500 - 1,000 employees

2022 Graduate Program - Affirmative Measures Disability

Work alongside Australia's most intellectual minds, advising on significant national and international matters.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
Minimum Salary
AUD 61,000
Maximum Salary
AUD 75,000
Start Date
1 Feb 2022

Application dates

Applications Open
18 Mar 2021
Applications Close
15 Apr 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Graduation Results
75 - 84% WAM (Distinction)
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration
International Business
Office Studies
Project Management
Event Management
Human Resources
Hospitality Management
Retail & Merchandising
Marketing & Advertising
Public Relations
Transport, Logistics & Procurement
Media Studies
Fashion Design
Film & TV
Fine Arts
Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Creative Writing
Performing Arts
Creative Arts (all other)
Beauty Therapy
Aerospace Engineering
Air Traffic Control
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Aircraft Operation & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
Gender Studies
Indigenous Studies
International Development
Peace & Conflict
Refugees & Forced Migration
International Studies
Modern Languages
Translating & Interpreting
Librarianship & Curatorial Studies
Policy Studies
Political Science
Public Administration
Social Work & Sociology
Theology & Comparative Religion
Humanities (all other)
Social Science (all other)
Liberal Arts
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
Design & User Experience
Justice & Law Enforcement
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law
Legal Studies
Audiology & Speech Pathology
Biomedical Science
Chiropractic & Osteopathy
Dentistry & Dental Science
Exercise & Sports Science
Health Administration
Medicine & Medical Science
Naturopathy, Acupuncture & Complementary Medicine
Nursing & Midwifery
Nutrition & Dietetics
Occupational Therapy
Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
Paramedic Science
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Public Health
Medical & Health Sciences (all other)
Medical Technology
Psychology & Counselling
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Construction Management
Property, Land & Real Estate
Quantity Surveying
Sustainable Development
Urban Design & Town Planning
Heating, Ventilation & Cooling
Flooring, Plastering & Tiling
Plumbing & Gasfitting
Bricklaying & Stonemasonry
Glass & Glazing
Agricultural Science
Aquaculture & Fisheries
Earth Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Studies
Forestry Studies
Parks & Wildlife Management
Food Science
Forensic Science
Laboratory Technology
Marine Science
Physics & Astronomy
Veterinary Science
Sciences (all other)
Curriculum Studies
Early Childhood Education
General Education Studies
Primary Teaching
Secondary Teaching
Special Education
Tertiary Education
Vocational Education & Training

Policy and Program Stream

As a policy and program graduate, you can expect to work on a variety of thought-provoking and challenging work, such as improving the family law system's response to domestic violence, working to better protect children or older Australians from abuse and collaborating with the private sector, states and territories and international partners to improve community safety, legal services and national security.
Placement rotations

Policy and program graduates will participate in rotations across the department, working on policy and programs in areas that may include:

  • civil justice
  • family law and legal assistance
  • criminal justice
  • law enforcement
  • crime prevention
  • national and protective security
  • international law
  • human rights
  • native title
  • constitutional law
  • protective security and integrity
  • industrial relations policy

You may also rotate through our corporate areas including:

  • human resources
  • strategy and governance
  • finance

You may also have the opportunity to experience a rotation in one of our portfolio agencies.

As part of your role you may:

  • help to develop and implement legislation, policies and programs
  • undertake analysis, research and critical thinking
  • prepare written briefs, submissions, reports and ministerial correspondence
  • manage events including ministerial and council meetings.

You will also:

  • participate in development activities including a major project, which you will present to senior leadership
  • contribute to a range of cultural and social activities including a high profile speaker series and fundraising initiatives
  • receive ongoing support, coaching and on the job development from supervisors
  • have access to learning and development activities, including the opportunity to complete further study.

We invite applications from graduates of all university disciplines including arts, business, commerce, communications, economics, humanities, international studies, law, management and science.

To be eligible for the policy and program stream you must:

  • have completed a minimum qualification equivalent to a three year Australian undergraduate degree.
  • have completed your undergraduate degree, or postgraduate qualification within the four year period at the time of applying (December 2017 to December 2021).
  • have achieved a credit average or above in the qualification you completed within the last four years.

If we offer you a position on the program, you will also need to:

  • pass a police record check
  • get and keep a security clearance at the appropriate security level.

All policy and program graduate positions are based in Canberra. Financial assistance may be offered where graduates are relocating from their home state.
Visit our Graduate profiles to find out more from our most recent graduates.

More About Us

The Attorney-General's Department (AGD) delivers programs and policies to maintain and improve Australia's law and justice framework, and to facilitate jobs growth through policies that promote fair, productive, flexible and safe workplaces. Through the Australian Government Solicitor, we provide legal services to the Commonwealth, including legal advice and representation. We are the central policy and coordinating element of the Attorney-General's Portfolio, structured into five groups:

  • Australian Government Solicitor
  • Enabling Services
  • Integrity and International
  • Industrial Relations
  • Legal Services and Families

We value different views, experiences and backgrounds and want to reflect the diversity of the Australian community in our workforce. We recognise that diversity will help develop our staff, our culture, and our business in fulfilling our mission of achieving a just and secure society.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for engaged and highly capable graduates who:

  • have strong academic results
  • think critically and are curious
  • respond positively to change and feedback, demonstrating flexibility and resilience
  • build relationships with clients, stakeholders and peers
  • research to find solutions to challenges and apply creativity
  • bring and share diverse perspectives
  • apply sound judgment
  • communicate and engage professionally with people.

In return, you will be supported to become a well-rounded policy and program officer, practising economist or a legal professional with sound skills, knowledge and experience in an area of law.