Graduate Program 2020 - Legal

Department of Jobs and Small Business 2020 Graduate Program is a ten-month program, giving you the opportunity to work in a range of areas across the department. If you want to challenge yourself, have access to cutting-edge learning and development through formal workshops, seminars, virtual programs, and on-the-job learning, then this is the program for you.

You will be part of an energetic social club, organising a range of fundraising events such as happy hours, bake sales, and an annual trivia night, giving you plenty of opportunity to network with other graduates and other employees.


The Department of Jobs and Small Business's legal discipline offers career opportunities for talented and motivated law graduates. Graduate lawyers are involved in the full range of work undertaken by our legal teams, including in the areas of government and administrative law, corporate and commercial law, insolvency law, intellectual property, legislation development (including drafting of legislative instruments), social security, information law, litigation, workers’ compensation, workplace relations, and work health and safety law.

What our graduates do

Our lawyers provide legal advice and services (including in relation to the development of legislation and the conduct of litigation) across the range of the department’s responsibilities. Our teams are client-oriented and focused on providing innovative, robust and timely legal solutions. We work in dedicated and cooperative team environments, with a commitment to skill development, knowledge sharing and productive learning.