2025 Graduate Development Program


Applications for our 2025 Graduate Development Program have closed. Applications for the 2026 program will open in March 2025.

Who are we looking for?

We're looking for fresh-thinking, innovative and high-performing graduates to help shape the future of Australia's infrastructure, transport, regional development, communications and creative industries.

Our work touches the lives of all Australians and underpins our economy and society. We offer job flexibility, regional and city work location opportunities, as well as generous leave, superannuation and other entitlements.

Our values and objectives are to be respectful, informed, collaborative, adaptive and accountable. Through our commitment to our values, as well as continuous learning and development, we maintain an inclusive, fulfilling and supportive environment that promotes the wellbeing of our people.

With opportunities to apply your skills across a uniquely diverse portfolio, you can find your purpose and discover new and rewarding opportunities that enrich and connect the lives of all Australians.

If you have a strong vision for Australia’s future and are seeking a career where you can make a real difference in the lives of all Australians, we encourage you to apply to the program.

To be eligible for our Graduate Development Program you must submit a completed application before the closing date and time, and provide evidence or confirmation of the following:

  • be an Australian citizen by October 2024
  • have completed (at least) an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 qualification (a Bachelor Degree), equivalent, or higher equivalent by January 2025
  • have completed the most recent degree no more than 5 years from the date of the application being submitted
  • have a credit rating average
  • be able to obtain and maintain a valid Australian Government security clearance once accepted into the program
  • be willing to undergo police, character, health or other checks as required
  • be willing to relocate to Canberra.

If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to the assessment process please note this in your application and we will contact you to discuss any additional support that will assist you throughout the assessment process.

We are looking for graduates who aren't afraid to do things differently and create an impact—those who want to make a difference and are bold enough to take the lead.

Australian Government Graduate Program

If you would prefer to be considered for a range of other Australian Government agencies, including ours, you can apply through the Australian Government Graduate Program (AGGP).

We are a participating agency in the Generalist, Data, Digital, Economist and STEM Australian Government Graduate Program streams. Applying for these streams means you only have to go through the application and selection process once to be considered for a range of Australian Government agencies. Wherever you start your public service career as a graduate, you'll be doing meaningful work from day one, be asked to contribute, be recognised for your perspective and see the impact you can make in the Australian community we serve.

For more information on the program and applying, visit the APS Jobs Graduate Portal.

Indigenous Graduate Pathway Program

The Indigenous Graduate Pathway Program is available to all First Nations peoples. You will be able to complete one application and be considered for multiple agencies and departments within the Australian Public Service (APS).
For more information on application deadlines and how to apply visit the Indigenous Graduate Pathway Program website.

Explore career opportunities

Find out more about the work we do and what might interest you by clicking on the below links.

If you would like to find out more about our department or Graduate Development Program, send an email to EntryLevelPrograms@infrastructure.gov.au.