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  • ATO Graduate Program recruitment process

    Applications for the 2023 Graduate Program open on 7 March 2022 and close on 8 April 2022.

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    When to lodge

    Applications for the 2022 Graduate Program are closed. 2023 applications open on 7 March 2022.

    Lodging your application

    When completing the online application, we will ask you to provide:

    • personal information
    • details of your qualifications. We will ask you to include your current Academic Transcript (as an attachment – maximum 3MB)
    • a statement verifying your qualifications if you have overseas qualifications (as an attachment – maximum 3MB).

    Tips:

    • Have this information ready when you start your application.
    • Save your application regularly to ensure you don't lose any data. The page will time out if it is inactive for more than 30 minutes.
    • We may request your resume at a later stage if you progress.

    Lodging Data and Human Resources applications

    If you want to apply for Data or Human Resources (HR) positions within the ATO, the process is different.

    The AGGP offers graduates job opportunities across multiple disciplines. The ATO is a participating agency in the Data and Human Resources (HR) streams of the AGGP.

    This means you will only have to go through the application and selection process once to be considered for a number of Australian Government agencies, including the ATO.

    HR Graduate program

    For more information about the HR Graduate Program, visit www.apshrgrads.com.auExternal Link

    Data Graduate program

    For more information about the Data Graduate Program, visit The Australian Government Data Graduate RecruitmentExternal Link

    After you lodge

    Once you've lodged your online application, you'll receive a notification email confirming your submission.

    If you don't receive an acknowledgement email, you can check we have received it by logging in to eRecruitmentExternal Link and selecting My profile then View emails.

    You can update your personal details at any time by logging in to eRecruitment. However, you will not be able to change any other details in your application.

    If there are significant issues that affect the information in your application, email us at EntryLevelPrograms@ato.gov.au.

    Assessment activities

    There are several stages of assessment in the process. You will need to perform strongly in each assessment to progress to the next stage, including application, online activities and interview.

    You will receive notification of the outcome of each stage, even if you are not successful.

    Preliminary decision

    At this point, we will review your performance from all assessment stages of the process and determine your suitability for the merit pool.

    Unsuccessful candidates can access feedback about their assessment centre performance after the selection process has finished.

    Final checks

    If your application is successful, we will phone you to confirm your availability for the Graduate Program.

    We will then undertake a number of checks:

    • We will confirm you are or will be an Australian citizen by 30 January 2023.
    • If you are still studying, we will confirm you are on track to complete your university qualifications by 31 December 2022.
    • You will need to satisfy our integrity check. We will confirm your identity, check police records, and ask you to complete 2 forms – a declaration of secrecy and compliance with tax and superannuation obligations. Additional checks may also be required.

    See Your integrity matters for more information about pre-engagement integrity checks for candidates who are not current ongoing employees of the ATO.

    Offers

    After we have confirmed your availability and have obtained a satisfactory integrity check, we will send you a formal offer.

    We anticipate making offers of employment from September 2022.

    Last modified: 08 Dec 2021QC 49416