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  • Graduate Program eligibility

    This information will help you decide if you are eligible to apply for our Graduate Program.

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    Eligibility requirements

    You are welcome to apply to our graduate program providing you:

    • are an Australian citizen or will be by 30 January 2022
    • have completed an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 qualification (a Bachelor degree) or an equivalent or higher qualification
    • are in the final year of your degree or have completed your university studies within the three years prior to the time of your application (9 March 2018 – 31 December 2021). You must be able to provide evidence of completion before the start of the program.
    • are able to obtain and maintain a valid Australian Government security clearance if required.

    Recognition of overseas qualifications

    If you hold international qualifications, you'll need to provide us with a statement verifying recognition of your qualifications. You can verify your qualifications by the Department of Education, Skills and EmploymentExternal Link.

    We will not consider your application if it does not include this supporting documentation.

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    Indigenous affirmative measures

    The ATO encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply to our Graduate Program. Some positions in the program will be filled using the Indigenous affirmative measure.

    To apply for the Graduate Program through the affirmative measures process, you must be able to provide written evidence that you:

    • are of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
    • identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
    • are accepted as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which you live or have lived
    • are an Australian citizen (section 22 of the Public Service Act 1999 requires APS employees to be Australian citizens).

    If this applies to you, you will be able to select this option on the ATO Careers page.

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    Last modified: 09 Mar 2021QC 49418