Show download pdf controls
  • Opening Doors Program

    Information about our Opening Doors Program and our focus on building a more diverse ATO workforce.

    On this page

    About the Program

    Opening Doors is a 12-month non-ongoing program that provides candidates experience in a large professional office environment.

    The program aims to build a more diverse ATO workforce by accessing new talent pools and recruiting people from diverse backgrounds. The program allows participants to develop their workplace technical and corporate skills in a supportive team environment.

    Participants can apply their new experiences in future recruitment processes.

    There are 4 streams in the program, each with a unique focus.


    This provides opportunities for people who identify as neurodiverse. For the program, neurodiverse includes, but is not limited to autism, dyslexia, ADHD and dyspraxia. Applications for the 2023 program have now closed.


    The program supports the Prime Minister's Veterans' Employment Program. It provides current or previous armed service personnel or their partners the opportunity for 12 months of work experience in the ATO. This program allows them to develop their existing skills, build new capabilities and assist in their transition to civilian roles.

    Applications for the 2023 program have now closed.

    If you are interested in applying for future Veterans programs, email


    There will be part-time opportunities for established professionals looking for flexible working hours and conditions, including those with primary caregiving responsibilities. This program will be relaunched in late 2023.


    This program provides opportunities for Australian citizens from refugee backgrounds who are seeking to establish themselves locally. It will be relaunched in 2024.

    What the program provides

    We provide: 

    • a 12-month contract with a challenging work placement to develop your skills in a large government organisation
    • on the job training and development opportunities
    • a career development manager and team leader to support you throughout the year
    • a competitive starting salary package based on your experience and the positions available
    • work-life balance, including flexible working arrangements and generous leave entitlements
    • hybrid workplace arrangements
    • an inclusive and diverse workplace culture
    • roles available across a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to    
      • law
      • accounting
      • economics
      • design
      • information technology
      • customer service
      • human resources
      • marketing and communication.

    For more information, email us at

    Last modified: 27 Jul 2023QC 55828