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The Graduate Development Program

Each year, the ABS seeks to employ highly skilled graduates in Canberra and around Australia, who are passionate about contributing to the future shape of our nation through enabling informed decision-making. As an ABS Graduate, you will join a world leader in its field. The ABS provides a range of information to governments, researchers and the community. This information is used to understand economic, social, labour and other issues that are relevant to Australian Society, and to assess how our society is changing over time.

The ABS offers diverse and challenging careers in a number of fields. We provide the opportunity to utilise your degree and encourage you to expand your existing knowledge and skills

The ABS Graduate Development Program is a nine month program that is designed to:

  • Transition graduates into the ABS and the wider Australian Public Service
  • Provide a structured and tailored curriculum to rapidly build the professional capability of graduates
  • Enhance the statistical capability of graduates, including an understanding of the statistical cycle and associated processes
  • Assist graduates to understand their responsibilities as a member of the ABS and APS
  • Assist graduates to become familiar with the ABS organisational structure and culture
  • Increase awareness of how the ABS links to other APS Government Departments and State and Territory Governments

You can now view our current ABS Graduate Development Program career fair flyer online

To find out more about the program from some of our past graduates view our video below:



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