Applications for our 2020 ABS Graduate Development Program have now closed.

Information for applicants - our recruitment process

We use a five stage process to assess your application:


Stage 1: Submit your application

Complete your application online. We’ll ask you to provide your personal details, resume, answer ten multiple choice and one technical question and upload a copy of your most recent academic transcript.

Stage 2: Video Interview

If you are successful at the application stage, you will be invited to undertake a video interview.

Stage 3: Live video or face-to-face interviews

Successful applicants are then invited to participate in a live video or face-to-face interview. Remember, you’ll need to provide proof of Australian citizenship at this stage.

Stage 4: Referees

You will be asked to provide two referees so we can confirm information about your employment history, qualifications and experience.

Stage 5: Offers and suitability

Our recruitment team will be in touch via email to confirm your suitability or verbally offer successful applicants a position in our team.


2020 Graduate Development Program key dates

Applications open9 May 2019
Applications close2 June 2019
Initial assessments and video interviewsJune to July 2019
Live video or face-to-face interviewsJuly to August 2019
Applicants advised of outcomeLate August to September 2019
2020 Graduate Development Program startsFebruary 2020

More information about the program

For more information on the ABS Graduate Recruitment Program you can email us at recruitment@abs.gov.au or phone: 1800 249 583.