Department of Jobs and Small Business (formerly known as Department of Employment)

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Type of Organisation

Australian Government Department


Employer Profile

We are a Department that is forward looking and strives to be innovative in everything we do.


We identify risks, emerging trends and opportunities. We look for creative solutions to challenges and we are on the front foot providing current advice to Government.


Employment is central to the Australian way of life. Having a job provides financial security throughout life, enabling choice of investment in housing, education and health. As well as providing financial security, having a job can enhance self-esteem, social skills and self-confidence.


We want every Australian to have the opportunity to get ahead and build a better life for themselves and their families; and for employers to have confidence to grow their businesses and hire new employees.


This vision is built on the Government’s plans for stronger economic growth. By providing good advice on policies that will create jobs, helping job seekers into work and encouraging great workplaces, we build Australia’s participation and productivity.


The Department works on initiatives such as jobactive, PaTH, transition TO WORK, Empowering YOUth, ParentsNext and the Seasonal Worker Programme.


Locations where there are vacancies for graduates 



Residency requirements for Graduates wishing to apply

Australian Citizens Only


Roles available for Graduates 

We recruit graduates in five disciplines - ICT, Generalist, Legal, Economics, and Quantitative Analysis.

Degree Subjects Required for Graduates wishing to apply

We welcome all degrees.

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