Frequently Asked Questions
Below are the answers to some of the questions we often get asked the ABS Graduate Program. We will continue to add to this list as needed so if you cannot find the answer to your question on any of our web pages please contact us. If we think the answer will benefit others we will add your question to the list.
Am I eligible to apply?
Will I be a permanent employee?
Yes, from the moment you start the Graduate Development Program you will be an ongoing (ie. permanent) employee of the ABS. Like most new ABS employees your employment will be subject to a six-month probation period. If your work performance or conduct is considered to be unsatisfactory during the probation period your employment may be terminated on the grounds of failing to meet a condition of your engagement.
Are there opportunities available in locations other than Canberra?
What happens if I have to move to another State?
Can I re-apply if I have applied for the Graduate Development Program previously?
Can I defer the start date for commencement on the Graduate Development Program?
Will higher grades mean a greater chance of being considered for a position at the ABS?
Does the ABS provide support for further study by Graduates?
How will you contact me throughout the selection process?
This page last updated 2 March 2015