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Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Government, Social Work & Community Services

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is responsible for the Australian Government’s infrastructure policies and programs and is the lead agency for communications and the arts. We are at the forefront of the Australian Government’s efforts to connect our communities, secure the nation’s economic future, improve living standards, provide access to high quality communication services and ensure all Australians can enjoy diverse artistic and cultural experiences.

We do this by building stronger communities through major infrastructure planning, investment advice and delivery, transport system reform and strategic development of policies and programs.

We also set the course for Australia’s digital future, encourage participation and excellence in arts and culture and work on policy that supports and protects our cultural heritage

To find out more about what opportunities could be available to you, please email us at PeopleCapability@infrastructure.gov.au.

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Employment Pathways

Who we are looking for

We’re looking for fresh-thinking, innovative and high-performing individuals with a strong desire to shape Australia’s infrastructure, transport, regional development, communications and creative industries landscapes.

We’re at the forefront of the Australian Government’s efforts to connect our communities, secure the nation’s economic future, improve living standards, provide access to high quality communication services and ensure all Australians can enjoy diverse artistic and cultural experiences.

We do this by building stronger communities through major infrastructure planning, investment advice and delivery, transport system reform and strategic development of policies and programs.

We also set the course for Australia’s digital future, encourage participation and excellence in arts and culture, and work on policy that supports and protects our cultural heritage.

Graduate Development Program

Our 11-month Graduate Development Program is a generalist program that sources talent across all academic disciplines. During our Program, you will experience:

  • The opportunity to connect with a buddy from the previous year’s Graduate cohort
  • An induction week to help you settle in
  • A chance to work in different work areas across the department for each of your rotations
  • pay rise after successfully completing your second rotation
  • A diverse range of learning and development opportunities
  • The responsibility of coordinating and hosting the department’s Social Clubfundraising activities, and
  • An awesome graduation ceremony with the departments’ Executive!

The Benefits

You’ll receive a starting salary of $60,363 during your graduate year, plus 15.4% superannuation. Then after successfully completing your second rotation, you’ll advance to $66,881. Upon successful completion of the program, your ongoing salary will be $74,667.

You’ll also have access to the following workplace support and conditions, including:

  • 20 days of annual leave a year, and 20 days a year of personal circumstances leave
  • Flexible work hours and working arrangements
  • Various employee health and wellbeing initiatives, and
  • 18 weeks paid maternity leave or 6 weeks paid supporting partner leave after 12 months of continuous service.

Following the program, as a member of the department, you’ll also have access to:

  • Career coaching and professional development opportunities
  • Consideration for financial support and paid leave to undertake further study in an area relevant to the business of the department and broader Australian Public Service, and
  • Mobility and career progression within the organisation.

What we want from you

We’re looking for motivated Graduates with a strong vision for Australia’s future and a willingness to identify problems and implement innovative solutions.

We want fresh-thinkers, innovators, and high-performers. Graduates who are professional, motivated and respectful.

Working in a professional environment, the department is committed to developing your skill set and experience, to help you grow your career in the Public Service.

Eligibility

Before you complete your application, you should consider your eligibility (may be subject to change). To be eligible for our Program, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen
  • Have completed a minimum of a three-year undergraduate degree by January of the year of the program
  • Have completed your degree within the last 10 years
  • Have achieved a minimum of a credit average
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a baseline security clearance, and
  • Be prepared to relocate to Canberra.

Relocation

If you’re an interstate candidate and are successful in gaining a position on our Graduate Development Program, you can expect to:

  • Relocate to Canberra – at our expense (terms and conditions apply)
  • Receive up to three weeks’ temporary accommodation in the heart of Canberra City (terms and conditions apply
  • Have your belongings moved and temporarily stored for up to three weeks while you find your new home (terms and conditions apply).

Career Starters Program

The Career Starters program is an 11-month program open to students who have completed a Year 12 certificate or equivalent within the last 24 months.

The Career Starter Program is coordinated by the Department of Finance (DoF) and we engage suitable participants through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the DoF.

Career Starters participate in a structured development program, regular training, forums and networking events. Participants also receive a Statement of Attainment towards a Diploma of Government as part of the program.

University Vacation Employment Program

The University Vacation Employment Program (UVEP) is an 8-12-week internship designed to provide university students with an opportunity to experience working in the APS by undertaking a placement with the department. This is run over the December – February period.

Candidates will gain valuable, on the job experience, the opportunity to develop networking skills, contacts and social skills required in a professional environment, and the chance to showcase skills and knowledge in the workplace.

This is a paid internship and interns will be employed on a non-ongoing (temporary) basis and receive a minimum annual base salary of an APS level 1 employee, equivalent to $51,458 per annum (pro rata).

Life at the Department

Committed to your development

As a departmental staff member, you will also have the access to continuous learning and development opportunities, such as training courses, coaching and even access to higher education and study assistance. The Department also has opportunities for self-paced learning on our online portal LearnHub.

You will gain valuable, on the job experience, the opportunity to develop networking skills, contacts and social skills required in a professional environment, and the chance to showcase your skills and knowledge in the workplace.

You will work alongside a leadership team with a vast array of subject matter expertise across a range of fields.

You can see what Entry Level opportunities are currently available here.

Diversity & Inclusion

Workplace diversity and inclusion is about harnessing the diverse skills and perspectives that people bring to the workplace because of their gender identity, age, language, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, educational level, professional skills, work and life experiences, socio‑economic background, geographical location and family responsibilities. We embrace this kind of a workplace environment by engaging and celebrating the differences that all people bring to the workplace and recognise and valuing everyone’s differences.

We are committed to sustaining a workplace that fosters diversity and inclusivity, offers flexibility, identifies and develops talent. We embed workforce diversity into the fabric of our everyday business. We invest in, trust and care about our people – we accomplish this by creating a fulfilling, flexible and supportive workplace that helps our people achieve their goals.

In 2019, we were recognized as an inclusive employer by The Diversity Council of Australia (DCA). This means our department achieved results that exceed the national benchmark on five out of six of the following measures: Awareness, Engagement, Inclusive Organisational Climate, Inclusive Leadership, Inclusive Team, and Exclusion.

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary – you can look at the Infrastructure pay scales here in our Enterprise Agreement
  • Superannuation – staff receive a generous 15.4% employer superannuation contribution
  • Generous Leave Provisions – 20 days of annual leave a year, and 20 days a year of personal circumstances leave
  • Flexible Work Arrangements – we are willing to work around you (within reason) regarding hours and working arrangements
  • Various Employee Health and Wellbeing Initiatives – we have many networks such as the Mental Health Network, the Employee Assistance Program and diversity networks
  • Maternity and Paternal Leave – a generous 18 weeks paid maternity leave or 6 weeks paid supporting partner leave after 12 months of continuous service
  • Professional Coaching Scheme – the Department offers free coaching sessions with a Coach and topic of your choice for up to $1,500 (incl. GST) every financial year
  • Studies Assistance – the Department will cover some studies assistance for any development you wish to undertake (terms and conditions apply)

We will support you

One important factor in supporting our employees is ensuring that they are able to perform their work safely and effectively by providing them with a reasonable adjustment. A reasonable adjustment is any form of assistance or adjustment that enables employees with disability or injury to perform their job safely. The department applies the principle of reasonable adjustment to remove barriers and to facilitate full participation in all aspects of employment by employees with disability.

The department also provides support to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees through the Indigenous Staff Network (ISN). The ISN provides the opportunity to offer strategic advice to the department on workplace and workforce matters affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees. It also functions as a support system for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees, with regular informal social gatherings.

We proudly have a dedicated Entry Level Programs team that is here to support you as well as your work team, buddies, and the cohort. The Entry Levels Team is always here to support you with any queries you may have.

There are currently no jobs available

Unfortunately there are currently no positions available at Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, please check back soon.