What we offer

Information regarding graduate positions

As an ABS Graduate, you will:

  • be placed in a permanent full-time role.
  • undertake a 12-month development program that includes rotations, workshops, projects, shadowing and coaching opportunities, panel discussions, psychometric profiling, and engaging with communities of practice.
  • participate in on-the-job training specific to your role.
  • do meaningful work from day one.
  • be valued for your unique perspective and diverse views.

We offer you:

  • an attractive starting salary from $72,973 plus 15.4% superannuation. Upon completion of the 12-month program, your salary will advance to $82,080 plus 15.4% superannuation.
  • flexible working arrangements that help you manage your work/life balance.
  • generous leave entitlements, including 20 days of annual leave and 18 days of personal leave a year.
  • training and development to help you build your skills.
  • opportunities for study leave and financial support so you can continue learning.
  • a public holiday substitution scheme to give people of all faiths and cultures the opportunity to participate in days of cultural, ceremonial, or religious significance.
  • a respectful, inclusive, and diverse workplace culture
  • the opportunity to work in one of our offices in all capital cities, and Geelong.
  • relocation assistance if needed. We will always try to place you in your home state, but if you do need to move, we'll help take care of the logistics
  • the potential to begin working at the ABS prior to the Graduate Program commencing.

Career development opportunities:

 We use a blended learning model that incorporates internally delivered e-learning, face-to-face, and virtual learning opportunities, augmented by external development. Some of the opportunities that our graduates have include:

  • Data and Statistical Capability.
  • eLearning and Seminars.
  • Group projects which will build your data capability, project management and teamwork skills.
  • Graduate buddy, coaching and mentoring.
  • SES shadowing.
  • Workshops and networking opportunities.

We have a range of employee networks available for you to join, providing opportunities to connect with mentors and colleagues across the ABS. 


Study leave and financial assistance:

The ABS is committed to providing opportunities for you to develop and enhance your skills and qualifications. Through the ABS’ Study Support Program, we provide paid leave and financial assistance to employees undertaking approved external part-time study. We recognise the importance of ongoing learning and want to help you expand your skills and knowledge in line with corporate goals and your individual career development.


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