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.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2016 Graduate Development Program will open on Monday, 2 March 2015 and close at 11:59pm AEST on Monday, 6 April 2015.

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.

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