Public Service jobs

Graduate Recruitment in the Public Service

Many departments in both the NSW and Australian government run graduate programs. To see which agencies are currently recruiting for their graduate programs go to and select 'Graduate' as the APS Classification. You can search for other opportunities on the APS jobs page, see below for more details.

The website lists the NSW Government departments that are recruiting graduates this year.

To view all employment opportunities available at local government level see:

Other employment opportunities in the Public Service

You might also consider applying for a regular entry level position in the Public Service (usually an APS level 3,4 or 5). To see the full list of Public Service positions go to

Would you like to know more?

For positions with the Australian Public Service the job application process can be very different to the process in private sectors. There is some great information available in the ‘Related Links' box on the right-hand side of this page.

The Australian Public Service Commission has information and fact sheets available on 'Cracking the Code: How to apply for jobs in the Australian Public Service'. This guide can help applicants in writing their applications, including addressing the selection criteria. Further information is available at

Dr Ann Villiers has written a great book "How to Write and Talk to Selection Criteria" (published by Mental Nutrition, 2005) which has a chapter dedicated to writing for APS positions. A copy of this is available to read at the Careers Resource Centre.

The 'Selection Criteria' website has more information such as writing applications, working for the APS and living/working in Canberra. Visit to read more.