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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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    Who can apply for our Graduate Program

    You are welcome to apply to our Graduate Program providing you:

    • are an Australian citizen at the time of application and are willing to undergo police and character checks as required.
    • have completed your university degree within the last 3 years or be in your final year of study. By the time you start our program, you must have completed all your course requirements.

    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/or 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 and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
    • identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
    • are accepted as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which you live or have lived
    • are an Australian citizen.

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

    For more information, see A guide for applicantsExternal Link on the Australian Public Service Commission website.

    Last modified: 28 Feb 2022QC 49418