Department of Social Services

​Type of Organisation
Australian Government Department

Employer Profile

The Department of Social Services has responsibility for families, housing, social
services and disability services. The Department aspires to be Australia’s pre-eminent
social policy agency. Our mission is to improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and
families in Australia by responding to needs across people’s lives, encouraging
independence and participation, and supporting a cohesive society.

Our Graduate Programme provides you with diverse career opportunities across the
Department and gives you the chance to make a difference to the lives of some of the

most vulnerable people in our society. The ten-month programme offers graduates

training and networking opportunities and a permanent position within the Department

with a competitive salary, excellent working conditions and broad opportunities for

career development.



Locations where there are vacancies for graduates 
Canberra ACT.
 

Residency requirements for Graduates wishing to apply

Australian Citizens Only



Roles available to graduates

Generalist

Data and Analysis
Finance
Information Technology
Legal.

Degree Subjects Required for Graduates wishing to apply

Accounting
Actuarial Studies
Business
Commerce
Computer Science
Econometrics
Economics
Engineering
Finance
Mathematics
Physics
Psychology
Science
Social Research
Social Science
Sociology
Statistics.

(Graduates must have completed last tertiary study less than three years prior to commencement).



Employer Website

https://www.dss.gov.au/

Comments from Current Graduates

All of the comments below are anonymously written by current graduates. 

Welcoming and inclusive work place culture, interesting / challenging work, many opportunities to try different work, many opportunities for promotion and career advancement, supportive management.

The work that I do is challenging and engaging, I work with great people and my employer stands by its values.

DSS actively tries to encourage diversity.

 

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