Graduate Development Programme

Start here, Go Anywhere

Our Graduate Development Programme is unique; applying to work with us is the start of an amazing journey. Check back at the beginning of 2018 for information on how to apply for our next graduate intake. Start here, go anywhere.


'A lot of departments offer graduate programs with similar goals and functions. But not many can compete with the breadth of areas available to work in within this Department. You have the opportunity to work in intelligence, ICT, operations, policy, training and development, legal, visa and citizenship functions, and hundreds of other sections that I'm still learning about today.' Ben, 2016 Graduate.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is a global organisation. We have people in every Australian state and territory and in 53 locations around the world.

We offer our graduates the most interesting opportunities and unique experiences an organisation can provide.

We're the innovative, high-profile agency responsible for protecting Australia's border and managing the movement of people and goods across it. When you work with us you are part of an amazing workforce.

The work we do touches every part of Australian life and contributes to three key government outcomes:

  • strong national security
  • a strong economy
  • a prosperous and cohesive society.

We are looking for fresh thinking, energetic graduates who can bring new perspectives to the future challenges we face in protecting Australia's border.

We believe our differences create innovation, that our varied backgrounds help us broaden our perspective. Our Department represents the diversity we have across the community. The skills and knowledge you have gained through university and work experience can be of value to this Department and make a real difference to Australians.

For more information see our Facebook page to watch this year's Graduate Live Chat video.

For more information on how to apply and what to expect from the Programme, watch the 2016 Facebook Live Chat.

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Watch the 2016 Graduate Live Chat video.