​​​​​​​​​ Applications for the 2018 Graduate Development Programme open 8 March 2017

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Our department was voted in the Top 100 Graduate Employers across the country.

If you’re keen to see Australia's agriculture, fisheries, forestry and water resources flourish, and want a career brimming with variety and opportunities, then the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources could be the place for you.

You will find plenty of information about our Graduate Development Programme on this website. We also encourage you to like our Graduate facebook page Facebook icon for regular updates.

At the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources we value diversity, recognising that people of different backgrounds, work styles and cultures, all combine to give the department an advantage in meeting stakeholder needs. Our graduates come to the department from all across Australia and have a broad range of academic qualifications, work and life experiences. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply.​

​Visit us at the following careers fairs:

Western Australia (WA)
The Big Meet 2016—Perth, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Friday 4 March 2016, 11.00 am – 2.00 pm

The Big Meet 2016—Hobart, University of Tasmania Sandy Bay Campus, Thursday 10 March 2016, 12.00–2.00 pm

The Big Meet 2016—Melbourne, Palladium at Crown, Friday 11 March 2016, 11.00 am – 2.00 pm

The Big Meet 2016—Brisbane, Sofitel Brisbane Central, Tuesday 15 March 2016, 11.00 am – 2.00 pm

New South Wales (NSW)
The Big Meet 2016—Sydney, Sydney Town Hall, Friday 18 March 2016, 12.00–3.00 pm

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
Tertiary to Work—Canberra—National Convention Centre, Wednesday 23 March 2016, 11.00 am – 3.00 pm


Tour our office

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Hear what our grads say

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Photo of DAFF graduate Anna - click to watch her video Photo of DAFF graduate Lachlan - click to watch his video Photo of DAFF graduate Rob - click to watch her video Photo of DAFF graduate Saphira - click to watch her video Photo of DAFF graduate Zachary - click to watch his video