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National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA)

4.4
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Corporate and Enabling Stream Graduate Program (Feb 2025)

Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin & Perth
Follow your passion, shape your career & make a real difference for First Nations peoples #NIAAgrads
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Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
20-30
Salary
AUD 77,558 / Year

15.4% superannuation on top of salary.

Start Date
5 Feb 2025 - 19 Feb 2025

Application dates

Applications Open
4 Mar 2024
Applications Close
22 Apr 2024

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
B
Accounting, Commerce & Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration & Management
Economics
Human Resources
Leisure, Hospitality, Tourism & Retail
Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
Transport, Logistics & Procurement

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

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Working rights

Australia

  • Australian Citizen
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Have you recently graduated from university, looking for an inclusive and diverse work environment, want to make a real difference, be valued, and take on endless opportunities for growth whilst being your authentic self?

If you answered yes to any of the above, the NIAA Graduate Program wants you to apply! 

Our Corporate and Enabling Stream is for individuals who are excited by the opportunity to provide high quality professional services to support the work of the Agency.

Our Agency is unique: we are about people, purpose and partnerships. We are committed to a common goal, we care about each other and our stakeholders, and we work with in partnership to support the self-determination and aspirations of First Nations peoples. 

What NIAA provides

  • 12 month program consisting of three rotations through various work areas with a potential rotation in one of our metropolitan, regional or remote locations.
  • Commencing as an APS4, salary of $77,558 p.a. + superannuation with eligible advancement to the APS 5 level and have the opportunity to be assessed to advance to the APS 6 level.
  • Various locations on offer Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin and Perth
  • Choose from one of our tailored streams Policy and Program, Corporate and Enabling and Operations and Delivery
  • Extensive professional learning and development opportunities to support your career progression and possible future promotions
  • Experience our award winning cross-cultural learning ‘Footprints Program’
  • An inclusive and diverse workplace including of our 6 employee networks
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network
    • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Network
    • Disability Network
    • Pride Network
    • Wellbeing Network
    • Women’s Network
  • People are the heart of the NIAA, Graduates are no different we provide tailored dedicated support through, buddies, mentors, pastoral care as well as networking opportunities.

The work you will do

As an NIAA graduate, you will develop the skills, capabilities and networks to progress in your APS careers while contributing to implementing the Government’s priorities to provide the greatest benefit to all First Nations people. 

It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining the NIAA as we work in partnership to enable the self- determination and aspirations of First Nations people and communities. The Agency is unique, providing endless opportunities and great diversity in our roles, from policy, programs, engagement, grants administration and corporate, and much more. 

In the Corporate and Enabling Stream you will be a part of an integral team who support our staff to achieve the NIAA’s key priorities. For the NIAA to implement policy and programs to benefit First Nations peoples our staff need the best capabilities and support to succeed.

Rotation opportunities in:

•Closing the gap, culture and heritage, early years and education, families and safety, health and wellbeing, housing and infrastructure, employment, land and environment, business and economics, constitutional recognition & truth telling and much more.

You could be assisting with the following key pieces of work:

  • Providing advice to the Minister and Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians, as well as the Special Envoy for Reconciliation and the Implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart
  • Implementation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart – Voice, Treaty and Truth.
  • Working closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, state and territory governments and Indigenous organisations
  • Implementation of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap
  • Developing policies and delivering programs with and for First Nations Peoples
  • Working with and advising other government agencies on Indigenous affairs matters
  • Championing reconciliation throughout Australia.

Who we’re looking for? 

The NIAA has an ambitious reform agenda ahead of us, we seeking candidates that want to work at the NIAA because they are passionate and want to make a real difference by contributing to work that ensures Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are heard, recognised and empowered.

We are looking for a variety of academic disciplines with diverse experiences and backgrounds.  Our graduate roles are fast-paced, dynamic and present an exciting opportunity for someone with curiosity and a willingness to learn. 

So if you are someone that wants to leave your mark on the public service and be able to point to an accomplishment that has lasting impacts for the Australian people, NIAA is the place for you.

Did you know?

The 2025 NIAA Graduate program has both an affirmative measures disability and affirmative measures Indigenous recruitment process. What does this mean? Affirmative measures are vacancies designed to address the under-representation of people who identify as having disability or as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in the Australian Public Service (APS).

Who can apply

To be eligible to apply, you must have completed your university degree within the last eight years or be in your final year of study with at least a credit average.  

You also must be an Australian citizen and willing to undergo police pre-screening checks as required. Be able to obtain and maintain an Australian Government security clearance to a minimum of Baseline level.

Timeline

  • 4 March- 22 April: Submission of a simple online application, including a 300-word pitch, resume with referees and academic transcript.
  • May: Online video interview
  • July: Virtual Assessment Centre including a speed interview, written activity and group activity and Referee checks.
  • September: Offers
  • February 2025: Successful candidates commence the program.

Please note you may receive an ongoing or non-ongoing offer separate from the Graduate Program

How to apply

We have a real purpose with endless opportunities. 

Leave your mark on the public service apply today for the NIAA Graduate Program, applications close on 22nd April 2024.

To find out more please visit our website.

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Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor or higher
Study Field
B
Accounting, Commerce & Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration & Management
Economics
Human Resources
Leisure, Hospitality, Tourism & Retail

Work rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.

country
eligibility

Australia

Australia

Australian Citizen


Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
The best thing about my job is the relationships I get to grow – with colleagues, stakeholders, and with places. I have learned so much from spending time with people, visiting new Country and hearing stories.

Isabella

  • Graduate stories
The best thing about my job is the relationships I get to grow – with colleagues, stakeholders, and with places. I have learned so much from spending time with people, visiting new Country and hearing stories.

Isabella

  • Graduate stories
I love being able to rotate through the agency to get a clearer idea of how the overall agency operates. It has also helped me try out jobs to see if they are a good fit for me or not. It is very cool to be in Canberra too, it feels like I am in the heart of the nation’s politics and press, and that can feel exciting. 

Tamika

  • Graduate stories
I love being able to rotate through the agency to get a clearer idea of how the overall agency operates. It has also helped me try out jobs to see if they are a good fit for me or not. It is very cool to be in Canberra too, it feels like I am in the heart of the nation’s politics and press, and that can feel exciting. 

Tamika

  • Graduate stories
The best thing about my job is the relationships I get to grow – with colleagues, stakeholders, and with places. I have learned so much from spending time with people, visiting new Country and hearing stories.

Isabella

  • Graduate stories
The best thing about my job is the relationships I get to grow – with colleagues, stakeholders, and with places. I have learned so much from spending time with people, visiting new Country and hearing stories.

Isabella

  • Graduate stories
I love being able to rotate through the agency to get a clearer idea of how the overall agency operates. It has also helped me try out jobs to see if they are a good fit for me or not. It is very cool to be in Canberra too, it feels like I am in the heart of the nation’s politics and press, and that can feel exciting. 

Tamika

  • Graduate stories
I love being able to rotate through the agency to get a clearer idea of how the overall agency operates. It has also helped me try out jobs to see if they are a good fit for me or not. It is very cool to be in Canberra too, it feels like I am in the heart of the nation’s politics and press, and that can feel exciting. 

Tamika