Applications for our award-winning 2025 Graduate Program open on 4 March and close on 11 April 2024.
Ready to make big things happen? We know graduates bring skills, expertise and insights that drive innovation. That's why we invest in our graduate program.
Join us and build a career that makes a difference to the lives of all Australians. Be part of a team that:
- combats crime and fraud
- creates and delivers programs to support the community
- protects the data of millions of people.
It's a big job, but don't worry, we know your work-life balance, health and wellbeing are important. That's why, at the ATO we offer you healthy working hours, flexible working arrangements and generous leave. Plus, you'll get access to support your physical and mental health, so you can be your best.
There's plenty of social events and network opportunities too. You'll build your networks and make lifelong friendships.
Like where you live? We could have an office near you. We have offices in almost every state and territory, including regional areas. Our graduate program includes many streams and locations.
Hear from our graduates and choose your own adventure in this interactive video.
Media: The ATO Graduate Program – interactive video
https://ato.vudoo.io/embed/37812668391External Link (Duration: 00:48)
A transcript of this video is available.
Not big on numbers? That’s no big deal. We’re not all accountants at the ATO! We have positions for Data, IT, Law, Accounting, Commerce, Design, HR, Communications graduates and more.
You’ll have 5 careers in your life. The ATO could give you, well, all of them! With so many different careers at the ATO, the possibilities are endless.
Whether you’re interested in building cutting-edge systems, influencing policy or designing solutions that turn problems upside down, we have great news for you.
You’ll work alongside experts and receive on-the-job-training, while building your skills and networks. Plus, a dedicated career manager will support you every step of the way.
Don't just take our word for it, hear from our graduates.External LinkExternal Link
A competitive starting salary of $67,577 (plus 15.4% super) is just the beginning. Once you complete the program, you’ll secure a permanent position, and a pay rise!
Your salary will be $75,279 (plus 15.4% super) and as an APS4 officer within the ATO, you can earn up to $81,703 (plus 15.4% super).
You can apply for our Graduate Program if you are an Australian citizen and either:
- completed your university degree within the last 5 years
- in your final year of study.
Before you start our program, you'll need to provide evidence you have successfully completed your qualification. If your institution participates in MyEquals, you need to provide this using MyEquals.
Haven’t finished your degree? No worries – our University Paid Internship Program could be for you?
If you have international qualifications, you'll need to provide a statement verifying your qualifications.
You can verify your qualifications with the Department of Education, Skills and EmploymentExternal LinkExternal Link.
If you have questions about your eligibility, email EntryLevelPrograms@ato.gov.au
We’re looking for people who are:
- innovative and dynamic
- problem solvers – we need brilliant brains that suggest new ways of doing things
- curious and courageous people ready to deliver Australian Government initiatives
- resilient and committed to seeing ideas through to the end
- enthusiastic, adaptable and flexible while working towards a united goal
- digitally savvy
- good communicators and can tell the story in many ways
- committed to our clients, treating them with integrity and empathising with their situations and needs.
During the program you will go through 2 rotations, this helps you discover where you want your career to take you. Rotations will be across business areas – these will help you to develop your knowledge and capabilities in a range of topics.
You will also experience a short client contact experience. This experience will demonstrate the diversity of the community the ATO serves and the vast range of topics we provide advice on. You may be assisting clients via the call centre, myGov or answering real-time, online queries through our online chat function.
You will find out about your first business area rotation during your induction.
Our regular training exposes you to a range of both stream-specific and corporate topics. You will consolidate and apply your learnings via research tasks throughout the year. All your training will be delivered by qualified facilitators who are topic experts.
Still want to learn more? Once you complete the program, you can explore further study and qualifications. You may even be able to access our Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), for financial help with tuition fees.
We're committed to providing a culturally diverse and safe working environment. We want you to enjoy a full and varied career with us.
We encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply to our Graduate Program. Some positions in the program will be filled using Affirmative Measures - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. They will only be open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
We also encourage people with disability to apply to our Graduate Program. Some positions in the program will be filled using Affirmative Measures - Disability. They will only be open to people with disability.