Vacation Employment Program
Salary Range: $42,317 p.a (pro rata)
Contact Officer: Tarryn Stewart on (02) 6274 6161
Vacation Employment Program: Places will be offered for the program over the university summer vacation period. Usually between November and February.
This is your 'in'
Contribute to the lives of all Australians as a member of our professional team delivering the Government's nation building agenda.
The Department of Infrastructure and Transport (the Department) is seeking suitably qualified students for its Vacation Employment Program (the Program). If you are interested in building your career in areas such as: maritime and aviation; transport security; national transport systems; finance; communications and business, then this is the program for you.
If successful you will be eligible to receive a minimum annual base salary of $42,317 per annum (pro rata). The positions are based in Canberra and any successful interstate candidates will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and associated costs.
The Program allows university students to develop valuable work experience within the Australian Public Service and provides an avenue to encourage students to continue employment with the Department (via the Department's Graduate Development Program) once your studies have been completed.
You can be sure that your work will be contributing to the future productivity, liveability and sustainability of Australia.
To be eligible for the Vacation Employment Program, you must:
- be an Australian Citizen;
- be entering your final year of an undergraduate (minimum) degree in 2014 or have completed your degree in 2013;
- be available for Summer Vacation period 2013 or 2014;
- have studied majors in one or more of the following disciplines:
- Town Planning, Urban Policy
- Business, Management, HR
- Law, or
- Civil Engineering
- have maintained at least a credit average; and
- be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
For more information please contact the Recruitment Team on (02) 6274 6161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Apply
- Applications for the 2014 program will be advertised in September 2013. Keep an eye on our website or 'like' us on facebook to learn more information.
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- Contact the Recruitment Team
- All applications must be received through the Departments e-Recruitment System.
About Our Department
The Department contributes to the wellbeing of all Australians by assisting the Government to promote, evaluate, plan and invest in infrastructure; and by fostering an efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system. The Department promotes economic and social development by enhancing Australia's infrastructure performance through:
- providing policy, planning and funding for transport and other infrastructure;
- promoting safe and secure transport solutions;
- providing a framework for competition between and within transport modes;
- promoting a transport system that is accessible, sustainable and environmentally responsible; and
- providing a range or permits, approvals and direct services.
Underpinning all our work is the Department's vision to:
- be a leading Australian agency for investment strategy and planning;
- be a leading Commonwealth program and project delivery agency;
- be a respected policy reform driving agency ;
- be an effective and leading regulatory agency; and
- have a view on the right outcome.
In 2012 and beyond, the Department will continue to be at the forefront of the government's efforts to build a more productive, sustainable and liveable Australia. These efforts will particularly focus on infrastructure planning and strategic investment in transport infrastructure. Central to this is our delivery of the Government's nation building agenda, which supports national economic and social development and ensuring the security of the transport sector.
The Department will play an important role in providing the Government with policy advice to assist it to respond to new, emerging and critical issues affecting our stakeholders and the nation. These issues include: growth in demand for infrastructure; growing demand on Australia's transport network; projected population and demographic changes; development of Australia's major cities; and climate change. In addressing such challenges the Department will strengthen our engagement and partnership with stakeholders, and the users of our services.
The Department's work will play a large role in shaping the future of our country—whether it be the future of our cities, the safety and security of our transport systems, disaster reconstruction efforts, creating national laws or any other of the department's large number of responsibilities.
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