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  • The ATO Graduate Program

    As an ATO graduate, you will be part of an award-winning program and a unique and robust learning experience. We pride ourselves on being consistently recognised for our efforts as an employer.

    Our 12-month Graduate Program will:

    • challenge and enrich your learning
    • develop your skills, knowledge and confidence.

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    What to expect from us

    We provide:

    • an intensive 12-month program
    • challenging work rotations to develop your skills and explore different areas of interest
    • dedicated training and development opportunities
    • a program manager to support you throughout the year
    • flexible working arrangements
    • a workplace culture that is supportive and promotes equal opportunity
    • an excellent social and networking base with fellow graduates.

    On successful completion of our graduate program, you'll:

    • gain an ongoing role that is relevant to your discipline
    • advance to the next classification level APS4
    • receive a salary of over $71,000 with an employer superannuation contribution of 15.4%
    • continue to receive a wide range of employee benefits, including flexible working hours, four weeks of annual leave and annual salary advancement.

    Your graduate year gives you an unmatched opportunity to develop networks and professional contacts and make friendships along the way.

    We give high priority to building your capabilities and provide a culturally diverse and safe working environment because we want you to enjoy a full and varied career with us.

    What we expect from you

    We expect our people to:

    • apply leadership at all levels
    • be responsible and adaptable to our business needs
    • strive to do the basics brilliantly
    • contribute to a positive workplace that ensures we are working together.

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    Australian Government Graduate Program

    The Australian Government Graduate Program (AGGP) offers graduates job opportunities across multiple disciplines.

    We are a participating agency in the Data and Human Resources streams of the AGGP. If you apply to one of these streams you only have to go through the application and selection process once to be considered for a number of Australian Government agencies.

    Wherever you start your public service career as a graduate, you’ll:

    • do meaningful work from day one
    • be asked to contribute
    • be recognised for your perspective
    • see the impact you can make in the Australian community we serve.

    If you have a HR qualification, you do not need to apply through this application process. You can visit our dedicated website at for more information and to apply.

    If you have a data qualification, please visit The Australian Government Data Graduate Recruitment page for more information and to apply.

    Applications for the 2022 Graduate Program have now closed.


    Last modified: 15 Apr 2021QC 49441