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GradAccess 2019 – Australian Public Service (APS) graduate program

Introducing GradAcces – A recruitment pathway for people with disability into Australian Public Service (APS) graduate programs. GradAccess gives you the opportunity to gain a graduate role in one of eleven Australian Government agencies through a single centralised recruitment process.

If an agency recruits you through GradAccess you will participate in the same program as the graduates recruited through your agency’s direct graduate intake.

As a graduate in the APS you will experience dynamic roles across various areas of work. This unique opportunity will equip you with skills and knowledge to give your career a professional edge.

Over the course of the graduate period, graduates will experience:

  • Ongoing positions in their agency which may involve rotations in different business areas
  • on the job and structured training designed to help establish and build a fulfilling career
  • networking opportunities to build personal and professional networks

GradAccess is a safe and supported entry point to a fulfilling career in the Australian Public Service. The GradAccess team will offer you friendly and professional support throughout the entire process.

Applications are open to Australian citizens with disability who have graduated or will graduate from university between January 2014 and February 2019.

Applications for graduate opportunities in 2019 are open now!

Make sure you submit your application online before 1 July 2019. To find out how to apply, go to the GradAccess Portal. You can also call the GradAccess phone line on 02 6202 3966 or email gradaccess@apsc.gov.au to speak to one of the friendly GradAccess team members.

Introducing NextStep

Have you heard about NextStep? NextStep is the new entry-level Traineeship program into the Australian Public Service for people with disability. If you are eligible for GradAccess, you can apply for GradAccess and NextStep at the same time. The GradAccess and NextStep application process is the same, so you will only have to participate in one assessment process for both programs. More information about NextStep is available on the NextStep Portal.

Key Facts

Industry

Accounting
Economics
Education & Training
Government & Public Sector
Health & Community Services
Human Resources
Law & the Legal System
Media & Communication

Degrees/disciplines

All degrees available

ADDITIONAL DEGREE INFORMATION

Must have completed an undergraduate degree or higher between January 2014 and February 2019.

Position Locations

Australia Wide

Additional Locations
Various

PROGRAMS & DEADLINES

Applications for graduate opportunities in 2019 are open now!
Make sure you submit your application online before 1 July 2019. To find out how to apply, go to the GradAccess Portal. You can also call the GradAccess phone line on 02 6202 3966 or email gradaccess@apsc.gov.au to speak to one of the friendly GradAccess team members

Citizenship / Eligibility Requirements

Australian citizens ONLY

Additional Eligibility Information

This program is only open to Graduates with disability.

FURTHER INFORMATION

https://www.apsc.gov.au/gradaccess

HOW TO APPLY FOR GRADACCESS 2018

Submit your application online by 11:30 pm on 1 July 2018.

Application form

As part of your application, you will need to provide a completed application form which includes:

  • Personal details
  • One page pitch
  • Your university transcript or graduation certificate

Your university transcript or graduation certificate will be used to ensure you have completed the equivalent of an Australian undergraduate degree or higher within the last five years. Grades and time spent studying will not be taken into account.

Please note that you do not need to provide evidence of disability at this stage.

If you are unable to submit your application online please contact us.

One page pitch

Please provide us with a written pitch of no more than one page.

The one page pitch should introduce yourself and talk about your skills, attributes and individual characteristics that will allow you to succeed in a Graduate position within the Australian Public Service (APS). Your pitch should be in line with the APS 3-4 work level standards, and drawn on experience and transferable skills to demonstrate:

  • Your motivation to contribute to and deliver the outcomes of the APS
  • Your ability to work in various environments

Reasonable adjustment

If you need an adjustment to the above process to participate in the application stage, please contact us to let us know.

We will keep asking you about whether you need any adjustments at each stage of the recruitment process.