Department of Employment Graduate Program

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The Department of Employment

A little about what we do

The Department of Employment is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.

Our vision—More Jobs. Great Workplaces—is built on the Government’s plans for stronger economic growth.

Employment is central to the Australian way of life. Having a job provides financial security throughout life and enhances self-esteem, social skills and self-confidence. A great workplace is productive—people contribute to the best of their ability and skills and are able to do their jobs safely. Employees and managers are engaged and motivated to look for better ways to do their work.

By providing policy advice to create jobs, help job seekers into work and encourage great workplaces, the Department contributes to building Australia’s participation and productivity.

The Department works on programs such as Jobactive, transition TO WORK, PaTH, Empowering YOUth and ParentsNext. The Department also administers the Fair Entitlements Guarantee and Recovery Programmes and the Australian Government Building and Construction WHS Accreditation Scheme.

For more information on the work of the Department of Employment please visit our website at www.employment.gov.au.

Our Graduates

Our graduates are bold thought leaders who are passionate about supporting national policies and programs that help Australians find and keep employment, and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.

They embrace diversity, valuing the contributions of people with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives and demonstrate our shared values.

Personal qualities we are looking for include strong communication, curiosity about the world around them and an open-mind to new ideas and thinking outside the box.

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