Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

​Type of Organisation
Australian Government Department

Employer Profile

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) offers career opportunities for university graduates in a department that brings together people, policies and programs to support the Australian Government’s initiatives on many important aspects of Australian life. This includes access to quality and affordable childcare, early childhood and school education, youth affairs, access to jobs, as well as fair, safe and productive workplaces. Our work touches the lives of all Australians in a positive way.

DEEWR is now recruiting for the 2014 Graduate Program, which offers:

* Placements in a diverse range of work areas, providing exposure to the variety of programs and policies developed and implemented by DEEWR

* Professional development, including structured learning and development activities

* Access to mentors, coaches and buddies throughout the graduate program

* Opportunities to be involved in a wide range of networks, social and fundraising events

* An attractive remuneration and conditions package

* Flexible working arrangements.

We offer career opportunities for highly talented and motivated graduates who have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, personal drive and enthusiasm, show initiative and flexibility and possess leadership qualities. The department is committed to reconciliation and supports workplace diversity. We value the contributions of people with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Applications are encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons, mature age candidates and people with disability.

Locations where there are vacancies for graduates 
Canberra with the possibility of a limited number of positions in our State Offices.


Residency requirements for Graduates wishing to apply

Australian Citizens Only

Degree Subjects Required for Graduates wishing to apply

All degrees considered

Employer Website

Quotes from Current Graduates in response to the question "What are the positives of the job and employer?"

"We do important work - well."

"The very supportive and collaborative environment. High quality staff. Excellent people. Great place to work."

"Support from team memebers. Quality of work and relevance to career goals. Good work-life balance."

"The body of work, the job security, the flexible working arrangements and the excellent quality of my direct supervisor/ managers."

"The variety of work, work life balance, great remuneration benefits."

"The nature of the Department deals with social issues and aims to improve the lives of disadvantaged Australians."

"I am lucky that  I got the role that fits my career aspirations, so I enjoy my job. I have a good team. The work life balance is good too."


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