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Our department plays a critical role in creating the environment for agricultural industries to grow and flourish. This starts with our role in ensuring a strong biosecurity system, through to our work supporting programs and regulations to maintain Australia’s reputation as a high quality and safe producer, and in our role in assisting our producers to gain access to international markets.

Key Facts

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Accounting
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Position Locations

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PROGRAMS & DEADLINES

To be eligible for a graduate entry level position with the department you must be an Australian Citizen. The online application form, including opening and closing dates, can be accessed via daff.gov.au/graduate and daff.gov.au/abares/careers. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply.

Citizenship / Eligibility Requirements

Australian citizens ONLY

Additional Eligibility Information

Please consult the website.

FURTHER INFORMATION

daff.gov.au/graduate
daff.gov.au/abares/careers
agriculturegrads@effectivepeople.com.au
1800 639 442
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We offer several graduate entry level positions:

  • Department of Agriculture Generalist stream
  • Department of Agriculture ICT stream
  • Department of Agriculture ABARES Entry Level Professional Program

As a Generalist or ICT Graduate at the department the program includes:

  • the chance to build on your degree
  • three varied workplace rotations (for ICT Graduates, rotations will occur in the Information Services Division)
  • the completion of a suite of training.

As an Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) Entry Level Professional Program participant, the program includes:

  • one placement in an integrated research environment
  • training and development including ABARES specific seminars and field survey work
  • a six week project in another area of the department.

All of the department’s graduate entry level positions include:

  • a five day industry visit
  • the allocation of a buddy and an executive level mentor
  •  competitive remuneration
  • promotion on successful completion of the program
  • ongoing training, development and career opportunities on completion of the program.