2025 Australian Government Graduate Program - Indigenous Graduate Program

Date Posted: 14 Mar 2024
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The Indigenous Graduate Pathway (IGP) provides a rewarding career in the Australian Public Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary graduates.

IGP provides entry into multiple Australian Government agencies who are seeking a diverse range of skills and abilities.


Applications Open – 4 March 2024

Applications Close – 15 April 2024


Program Overview

Graduates in the Australian Government get hands-on experience along with formal development opportunities tailored to build their skills. This gives graduates a professional advantage in the increasingly competitive workforce, wherever their career may take them.

Typically, graduates undertake a structured program within a government agency which comprises of:

* work rotations designed to expose graduates to business areas across the agency

* opportunities to undertake a diverse range of real work

* on the job training to help graduates establish their professional grounding

* opportunities to build professional networks.


The program duration is 12-24 months, with location and salary depending on the hiring agency.



To be eligible for IGP, candidates need to meet the following conditions:

* be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person

* be an Australian citizen

* have received, at a minimum, an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian university (or equivalent overseas institution) between January 2020 to December 2024.


For more information on the application process and program, please visit please visit the APSC website at https://defencecareers.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.jati&returnToEvent=jobs.home&jobID=0C21E6F8-AD1E-4A0D-8C98-B1220107F564&audienceTypeCode=defenceext&UseAudienceTypeLanguage=1&rmuh=6C70C9151DDB3CA95B54CEE0B2ACFCA088B18F7F or contact the Defence Indigenous Graduate Pathway team at Indigenous.graduates@defence.gov.au.

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