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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

Industry

Government & Public Sector

Degrees/disciplines

Accounting
Agriculture
Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences
Business/Commerce
Communications/Media
Economics
Environmental Science
Finance
HR/OH&S
IT/ICT
Law/Paralegal
Mathematics/Statistics
Sciences

Position Locations

ACT

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.

Key Facts

Industry

Government & Public Sector

Degrees/disciplines

Accounting
Agriculture
Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences
Business/Commerce
Communications/Media
Economics
Environmental Science
Finance
HR/OH&S
IT/ICT
Law/Paralegal
Mathematics/Statistics
Sciences

Position Locations

ACT

PROGRAMS & DEADLINES

TBA

Citizenship / Eligibility Requirements

Australian citizens ONLY

Additional Eligibility Information

The University Vacation Employment Program (UVEP) is suitable for all continuing university students and is available to students from all degrees/disciplines. Character checks and evidence of study must be met to commence on the program.

FURTHER INFORMATION

uvep@daff.gov.au
daff.gov.au/about/jobs/uvep.

The Department of Agriculture University Vacation Employment Program (UVEP)

The UVEP allows you to learn more about the diversity of work available at the Department of Agriculture and future employment opportunities including the Department of Agriculture Graduate Development Program and the Department of Agriculture ABARES Entry Level Professional Program.

UVEP is a great way for you to gain paid work experience prior to graduating. The Program includes:

  • A six week paid work placement where you are employed to complete a specific project for the department relevant to your studies
  • An induction session and a workshop on job application and interview skills
  • The opportunity to network with peers, professionals and researchers in your field of interest.

Location
The UVEP takes place during university holidays in January/February each year. The majority of positions are based in Canberra, however there may opportunities to undertake the program in one of our regional offices. Students are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements.