About Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development

The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development is shaping the future direction of Australia’s national strategic projects. We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best people to meet our business outcomes. We are serious about employing talented, highly motivated individuals who have the potential to make a real difference and become our leaders of tomorrow.

Our Graduate Development Program will equip you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need for a career in the Department and the Australian Public Service.

The key aspects of the program include:
– a formal induction to the Department;
– work placements in three different areas of the Department;
– a structured training program which includes a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration, formal learning and development and on the job training;
– an interstate industry tour; and
– social and sporting opportunities

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be offered a permanent position in the Department and advance two levels from an APS Level 3 to an APS Level 5.

What sort of work will you be doing?

We have opportunities for graduates from all disciplines to work in the areas of:
– Economic and community infrastructure delivery;
– Project management;
– Aviation policy;
– Transport security;
– Regional Development
– Statistics and economic research; and
– Corporate service delivery in accounting, information technology, human resource management or communication.


To be eligible for the 2016 Graduate Development Program, you must:

– Be an Australian citizen;
– Have completed a minimum of a three year undergraduate degree by January 2016 within the last five years;
– Have achieved a minimum of a credit average;
– Be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance; and
– Be prepared to relocate to Canberra.

The Department supports workplace diversity and values the contribution of people from diverse backgrounds. In particular, applications are encouraged from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people; people with disability and people with cultural and linguistic diversity.

For more information on the work of the Department, please visit our website http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/

Benefits of working at Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development

    • Coaching and mentoring
    • Formal training and development
    • On-the-job training and experiences

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