Digital Graduate Program

The Digital Graduate Program gives you an opportunity to excel in a digital or technical career after you have graduated from university. As a recent graduate, you’ll have an opportunity to further develop your skills while working for the Australian Government.

Who is it for?

The Digital Graduate Program is for Australian citizens who have completed a university degree in a digital or technical field within the last 7 years or will complete their degree in the current year.

If you have studies one of the listed degrees then you should consider applying.

Double and honours degrees in these fields are also accepted.

If your degree is not listed but you believe it is suited to a digital graduate placement please get in touch to discuss your options.

What you’ll get to work on

Government agencies have many different digital and technical roles. These roles support the core functions of each agency and are always changing. Past cadets have worked in the following areas:


Cadetship locations vary each year based on requirements. A complete list of available locations are published when applications open. Past graduates have worked in the following cities:

You may be eligible for relocation assistance if you need to move to another city for an apprenticeship.

Who you’ll be working for

The following agencies are participating in the Program this year. This is a live list and agencies may be added up until applications close on 6 April. Keep checking back for updates!


In a graduate job you’ll get:

Support and coaching

You will have support from your supervisor and a dedicated career liaison to give you the best chance of success.

Your supervisor will provide guidance and feedback on day-to-day work and help you understand how your work is contributing to the agency’s goals.

Your career liaison will help you with your studies and job skills. They will help guide your professional development towards a successful and rewarding career.

You will also get to network with other cadets and develop professional relationships that will support you throughout your career.

How to apply

Applications for the 2019 program are now closed. Applications for 2020 program will open in March 2019

When applications are open, the application form will be available in the jobs section of our website.

You will need these documents:

3 stages to success

  1. Submit your application. You will be contacted if your application is successful.
  2. Attend an interview.
  3. Meet with participating agencies. At this stage you will get to select a preference for which agency you would prefer to go to.

If you are not successful at a particular stage, you will be notified by email and provided feedback as soon as possible.

At the end of this process we will do our best to match you with an agency that you prefer and that has roles available to suit your skills.

The process usually takes around 4 months from when applications close.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about starting a digital career with the Australian Government, you can email or call (02) 6120 8701.

Or you can follow us on Facebook for all program updates.