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.
Policy and program graduates will participate in rotations across the department, working on policy and programs in areas that may include:
You may also rotate through our corporate areas including:
You may also have the opportunity to experience a rotation in one of our portfolio agencies.
As part of your role you may:
You will also:
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:
If we offer you a position on the program, you will also need to:
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:
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:
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.