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Treasury Vacancy N.N. 10601041
Australian Bureau of Statistics Closing date: Friday, 26 April 2013
Job Title: 2014 ABS Graduate Development Program
Division: Various divisions
Section: Various sections
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $54,130 - $66,777
Location: Various locations
Classification: APS Level 3, APS Level 4
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 13/Grad14 | Several Positions

Job Description


The ABS’ statistical programs are supported by service areas which deliver assistance and advice on statistical methods, data and metadata management, information technology, client management, dissemination, human resources and other corporate services. In addition to producing statistical publications, the ABS also undertakes a range of statistical leadership activities focused on increasing the understanding of statistics used by government, organisations, schools and the wider community.

There are opportunities for graduates in the following streams: Statistical; Methodology & Data Management; Service and Information & Communication Technology (for more information about these areas refer to our website).

The ABS Graduate Development Program (GDP)offers opportunities to graduates across a variety of different disciplines including: Accounting, Arts & Design, Business & Commerce, Communications & Media, Demography, Finance & Economics, Econometrics, Geography, HR, Humanities, Industrial Relations, Information Management, IT & Computing, Librarianship, Marketing, Mathematics, Operations Research, Policy/ Legislation/Planning, Project Management, Psychology, Science, Social Sciences, Statistics, Web Design and Development.

The ABS GDP provides you with practical on-the-job training through team based work or projects. Our nine month program will involve structured formal training and development activities that are designed to:
• assist you to transition into the ABS and the Australian Public Service
• provide you with training specific to your subject matter area
• provide work rotations and formal projects (subject to areas placed)
• give opportunities to access buddies
• offer networking opportunities

ABS generalist graduates commence at the APS 3 level and will be eligible to advance to the APS 4 level upon successful completion of the GDP. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) graduates commence at the APS 4 level and will be eligible to advance to the top of the salary range for this classification upon successful completion of the GDP.

To be successful you will need to possess a competitive transcript and strong communication skills. You will have the ability to think laterally, display resilience, adapt to change, enjoy challenging analytical work and be able to work in a dynamic environment.

How to apply
To apply for our graduate program, you must submit an application online via our e-Recruitment system. Applications will be open from 7 March 2013 through to 26 April 2013. For more information about the application process, refer to our website and find us on Facebook at



To be eligible for our program:
• You must be an Australian Citizen, before the program commences in January 2014.
• You shoud have completed at least an undergraduate qualification in the three years prior to the program commencing in 2014.



Canberra, Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth

About Australian Bureau of Statistics 

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia’s national statistical agency, providing trusted official statistics on a wide range of economic, social, population and environmental matters of importance to Australia.

The ABS also has an important leadership role, coordinating statistical activities and collaborating with official bodies in the collection, compilation, analysis and distribution of statistics, such as the Department of Health, Department of Industry, as well as national statistical offices in Timor Leste, Fiji and Indonesia. This assists in maximising the value of government investment on these activities, and ensures outputs are fit-for-purpose.

The ABS operates in a dynamic and progressive environment and houses permanent offices in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Darwin and Geelong. We also have a number of field staff working across all parts of Australia. We encourage and value a diverse workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply.

To find out more visit 'Careers' on our website at .

To Apply

Position Contact: National Recruitment, 1800 675 125
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS09-Thu - 07 Mar 2013 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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