DPS Graduate Development Program

Information regarding our next Graduate Program will be updated shortly.

If you are interested in the Digital Stream please see our Digital Graduates section.

Our graduate program gives a unique insight into the diverse range of work undertaken by the department which includes ICT, library, Hansard, broadcasting, facilities management, security, project management, landscape, catering and events, recreation and visitor services.

The program runs over a 12-month period and focuses on building graduate skills, capabilities and knowledge of the Parliamentary Service. Graduates benefit from:

  • tailored learning and development
  • rotations across the department
  • face-to-face external learning workshops
  • participation in the delivery of a work-based project, and
  • support and regular feedback from internal mentors.

Who we are looking for

We look for highly motivated individuals who have a willingness to learn new skills and work collaboratively across the department.

Graduates should have:

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • the ability to work in a team environment
  • solid analytical skills
  • dedication to providing high quality customer service, and
  • the ability to work under pressure to achieve results.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must:

  • have completed, or will an undergraduate degree or higher in the past three years    
  • be an Australian citizen
  • be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance to a minimum of baseline level. 

DPS acknowledges the value of a diverse workforce and is committed to employing and retaining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Digital graduates

We are participating the Digital Australian Government Graduate stream, led by the Digital Transformation Agency.  The Digital Stream gives you an opportunity to excel in a digital or technical career after you’ve graduated from university. As a recent graduate, you’ll have an opportunity to further develop your skills while working. 

DPS Digital Stream Graduates will have the opportunity to work and gain valuable experience within the departments Cyber Security Operations Centre, a branch of the Information Services Division. 

The Cyber Security Operations Centre supports Australian Parliament by defending against a range of cyber threats, including hacktivism, cybercrimes, cyber-attacks, cyber espionage and cyber warfare. As a member of the team, you would work to uphold the integrity of Parliament House’s digital network and computing environment, and collaborate with a range of domestic cyber agencies as well as international partners representing the parliaments of the Five-Eyes intelligence alliance, which are the Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Applying to the Digital Stream means you only have to go through the application and selection process once to be considered for a range of Australian Government agencies. 

Apply or find out more.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduates

DPS acknowledges the value of a diverse workforce and is committed to employing and retaining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates are encouraged to apply. In addition to comprehensive training and development and rotational work experience across the department, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates will have access to an Indigenous mentor, cultural leave and the Parliamentary Service Indigenous Employment Network (PSIEN).

DPS strongly supports workplace diversity and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

Salary

Information will be updated shortly.

How to apply

Information regarding the DPS Graduate Program will be updated shortly.

If you are interested in the Digital Stream please see our Digital Graduates section.

Who can I contact for further information?

For further information please contact:

DPS Recruitment
Department of Parliamentary Services
Telephone: (02) 6277 5200
Email: dps.recruitment@aph.gov.au