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  • Training

    This information will help you learn more about training opportunities at the ATO, as part of our excellent employment conditions.

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    Formal and informal training

    As part of the Graduate program, you will:

    • participate in work rotations
    • receive technical and workplace skills training
    • receive on-the-job training in a range of work areas
    • be provided with structured training days and activities
    • complete regular assessment activities.

    Formal technical training

    In addition to completing work rotations, you'll participate in extensive technical training where you will:

    • participate in formal training workshops
    • participate in group discussion forums
    • undertake individual research assignments.

    Technical training is designed to complement the work you'll be doing. It will be selected based on its relevance to the work rotation placements you're likely to undertake during the program and where you may work after the program.

    Formal workplace skills training

    The workplace skills component introduces you to the Australian Public Service, ATO environment, our work and our people.

    Throughout the program, you'll be provided with development opportunities to help you work effectively in this environment.

    The workplace skills component is a core requirement for all graduates. It complements your technical training and ensures you're able to demonstrate:

    • a thorough knowledge of the ATO environment
    • applied knowledge of current corporate and business strategic objectives
    • core employability skills that complement your technical capability.

    During the workplace skills component, you'll undertake training in areas such as:

    • working in the APS and the ATO
    • emotional intelligence
    • negotiation and influencing skills
    • project management, including managing a real business project.

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    Last modified: 22 Jun 2016QC 49423