Department of Education and Training

​Type of Organisation
Australian Government Department

Employer Profile

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training is responsible for

national policies and programmes that help Australians access quality early

childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and

training, international education and research.


We are committed to providing easy and informative access to our services and

support programmes and work directly with our clients and stakeholders to ensure

expectations are met.


We are a dynamic, people-focused organisation where workplace diversity and

inclusion is vitally important to us in creating a productive and harmonious environment for people to work. We recognise and embrace the diversity that each employee brings to the workplace, creating an environment of trust, mutual respect and appreciation.


The department promotes a culture where Indigenous business is everyone’s business―across its work practices, values and business. All employees are supported through the provision of a number of learning opportunities to build their cultural capability.


We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature-age people and people with disability, regardless of sex, sexuality or gender identity.


The Department of Education and Training prides itself on being an agile organisation, promoting the Australian Public Service philosophy of one APS career, thousands of opportunities.

Locations where there are vacancies for graduates 
Canberra, ACT. 

Residency requirements for Graduates wishing to apply

Australian Citizens Only


Roles available for Graduates 

The department is looking primarily for graduates for our generalist stream. Graduates will be placed in a variety of roles across the department. These may include (but is not limited to) policy formulation, policy implementation, programme management, human resources, legal advice and communications. We are also keen to receive applications from people with economics/ data analytics/ numeracy skills.

Degree Subjects Required for Graduates wishing to apply

A minimum of a Bachelor degree in any discipline.

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