Benefits and Rotations

Our Programme combines the Indigenous and Graduate streams to create one diverse and supportive cohort. The time you spend in our Graduate Programme is designed to give you a taste of several different areas within our organisation. The Programme provides a number of benefits to Graduates including:

  • Three work rotations in different divisions throughout the Department.
  • Exposure to work that challenges you – and at the same time provides you with opportunities to use and develop your skills.
  • An innovative, dynamic and supportive workplace with diverse responsibilities.
  • Flexible work arrangements and excellent work conditions that promote work/life balance.
  • Relocation assistance if moving from interstate.
  • A competitive remuneration package with salary/level advancement during, and on successful completion of the Programme.
  • Access to a network of people including a dedicated Graduate Team and senior executive mentors who will provide guidance and support.
  • Comprehensive learning and development opportunities, including funds towards individual development.
  • One on one mentoring from Executive and Senior Executive Staff.

About the rotations

While on the Programme you will complete three rotations of approximately 12 weeks each in different divisions to allow you to experience the diversity of our Department.

While you will be in a supportive environment with the help of an experienced team who are committed to your development, the work you do in each rotation is real; with tangible outcomes and Departmental impacts. Our supervisors are experienced and committed to providing unique opportunities for you in their teams.

Your first rotation placement is the only one where you do not nominate your area of preference. This will be decided before you arrive, taking into account your background and your area of study. For the second and third rotations, you will be encouraged to research different areas within the Department and submit preferences.

There is also the exciting possibility of work placements outside of the ACT in locations such as:

  • The Australian Antarctic Division and the Parks Division in Tasmania.
  • Booderee National Park in Jervis Bay (ACT).
  • Kakadu National Park in the NT.
  • The Australian National Botanic Gardens in the ACT.
  • The Scientist Division in Darwin.

Learning and Development

As a part of our Graduate Programme you will partake in a comprehensive year of training and knowledge sharing. Our Learning and Development Programme includes a mix of on-the-job experience and formal training courses and has been developed to complement and expand on what you are learning in your daily work.