Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Graduate Development Program

This is your ‘in’ to a guaranteed APS level 5 position upon successful completion of the grad program.

Are you looking to Choose an Adventure in the Australian Public Service which guarantees career progression?

Are you motivated and looking for a challenge? Do you want to make a REAL difference to Australia's future?

If you answered yes, and you have a university degree, the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development wants you as part of its Graduate Development Program.


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

  • Be an Australian citizen;
  • Have completed a minimum of a three year undergraduate degree by January 2016;
  • Have completed your degree within the last 5 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.

Please note there are two Graduate recruitment streams:

How to Apply

Applications for the 2016 Graduate Development Program are now open and will close at 11:59pm AEST on Monday, 6 April 2015.

Apply now

top graduate employers 2015 logo The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development was recently voted the number one Government Employer and ranked 5th overall in the Top 75 Graduate Employers of Australia in a survey conducted by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) and voted for by the 2014 Graduates.

Applicants for the 2016 Graduate Development Program who wish to opt into the RecruitAbility scheme can find more information in the applicant kit PDF: 176 KB

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