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Department of Industry, Science and Resources

3.9
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Department of Industry, Science and Resources Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Government & Public Service

The Department of Industry, Science & Resources Story

As an employer of choice, the department value the different skills, knowledge and perspectives our employees bring. We're committed to giving everyone an equal opportunity to participate, contribute and progress.

The department works to ensure that it:

  • boosts Australia's competitiveness and economic transformation by backing business, science, innovation and investment
  • delivers policies and programs to reduce emissions, increase renewable energy uptake and help Australia adapt to climate change
  • relies on building strong relationships between businesses, entrepreneurs, employees, the science community, government, regulators and international partners

Recruitment Process

Applications will open on Monday, 6 March and close on Sunday, 16 April 2023.

Candidates can expect to participate in the following recruitment activities:

  • submitting a one-page pitch and a recent CV
  • an online personality and cognitive assessment
  • a written task
  • a behavioural interview
  • referee checks
  • an additional short phone or video interview for those applying through specialist streams (if applicable)

Remuneration & Career Growth

The GDP gives you an opportunity to build and embed the skills you have gained during university through work that directly benefits Australians.

The GDP offers:

  • A structured 12-month training and development program 
  • Opportunity to contribute to the creating a better future for community the APS serves
  • Competitive remuneration with 37.5-hour work week 
  • Access to flexible work arrangements
  • Multiple work placements to experience diverse roles and responsibilities across the department
  • Commencement as an APS 3 with a starting salary of $70,489 plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Advancement to APS 5 (current salary of $80,250 plus 15.4% superannuation) once you successfully complete the program
  • Dedicated graduate support team with mentoring opportunities with senior executive staff 
  • Exclusive networking events
  • Relocation assistance for eligible graduates. 

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Canberra, Regional NSW, Regional Victoria, Regional Queensland
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
T
Teaching & Education
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Graduate Job

Remote work
The Graduate Development Program offers an opportunity to work in a department that supports economic growth and job creation for all Australians.
Applications Close
15 Apr 2025
Start Date
29 Jan 2026 - 13 Feb 2026
Salary
AUD 75,886 - 83,460 / Year

Graduate Job

Canberra
The Australian Public Service (APS) is looking for graduates with qualifications in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Applications Close
15 Apr 2025
Start Date
29 Jan 2026 - 13 Feb 2026
Salary
AUD 50,000 - 80,000 / Year

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
The coolest thing about my job is producing meaningful work and seeing the impact it has on other people. The people and the social network of graduates in the department are also great.

Patrick Chen

  • Graduate stories
The coolest thing about my job is producing meaningful work and seeing the impact it has on other people. The people and the social network of graduates in the department are also great.

Patrick Chen

  • Graduate stories
DISR values its amazing working environment and offers opportunities for everyone to be involved, learn and grow, and offers alternative streams for people of different backgrounds.

Nathan David Howse

  • Graduate stories
DISR values its amazing working environment and offers opportunities for everyone to be involved, learn and grow, and offers alternative streams for people of different backgrounds.

Nathan David Howse

  • Graduate stories
The coolest thing about my job is producing meaningful work and seeing the impact it has on other people. The people and the social network of graduates in the department are also great.

Patrick Chen

  • Graduate stories
The coolest thing about my job is producing meaningful work and seeing the impact it has on other people. The people and the social network of graduates in the department are also great.

Patrick Chen

  • Graduate stories
DISR values its amazing working environment and offers opportunities for everyone to be involved, learn and grow, and offers alternative streams for people of different backgrounds.

Nathan David Howse

  • Graduate stories
DISR values its amazing working environment and offers opportunities for everyone to be involved, learn and grow, and offers alternative streams for people of different backgrounds.

Nathan David Howse


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Patrick Chen

Graduate training begins in part two of our project management workshop. In this training, we learn how to manage a project in two parts, both are relatively practical, and I found it quite useful. This training was also organised to prepare us for the Major Project we are undertaking.
  • Day in the life

Patrick Chen

Graduate training begins in part two of our project management workshop. In this training, we learn how to manage a project in two parts, both are relatively practical, and I found it quite useful. This training was also organised to prepare us for the Major Project we are undertaking.
  • Day in the life

Nathan David Howse

I have been working on projects relating to Indigenous engagement, such as the National Reconciliation Week Market Day DISR hosted and using this experience towards making a NAIDOC week market event that will be even better than the last.
  • Day in the life

Nathan David Howse

I have been working on projects relating to Indigenous engagement, such as the National Reconciliation Week Market Day DISR hosted and using this experience towards making a NAIDOC week market event that will be even better than the last.
  • Day in the life

Patrick Chen

Graduate training begins in part two of our project management workshop. In this training, we learn how to manage a project in two parts, both are relatively practical, and I found it quite useful. This training was also organised to prepare us for the Major Project we are undertaking.
  • Day in the life

Patrick Chen

Graduate training begins in part two of our project management workshop. In this training, we learn how to manage a project in two parts, both are relatively practical, and I found it quite useful. This training was also organised to prepare us for the Major Project we are undertaking.
  • Day in the life

Nathan David Howse

I have been working on projects relating to Indigenous engagement, such as the National Reconciliation Week Market Day DISR hosted and using this experience towards making a NAIDOC week market event that will be even better than the last.
  • Day in the life

Nathan David Howse

I have been working on projects relating to Indigenous engagement, such as the National Reconciliation Week Market Day DISR hosted and using this experience towards making a NAIDOC week market event that will be even better than the last.