Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Graduate Program 2020

Discover, grow, learn - Challenge yourself

About us – what we do

At the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) we strive to be bold, be excellent and drive change. Our role is to provide fresh thinking and sound advice to government.

Our expertise spans Indigenous affairs, social and women’s policy, economic and international policy, defence, national security and everything in between. With such diverse responsibilities, we can offer a large variety of opportunities.

Opportunities – what we offer our students.

At PM&C we believe that the journey is more important than the destination. Our program empowers graduates to discover, grow, learn - challenge yourself through diverse opportunities.

Working across PM&C gives you the opportunity to develop broad knowledge and understanding of the Government's priorities. You will gain experience developing and implementing government policy. The opportunity to work in our regional network will give you first-hand experience of government policies in action.

We provide an environment focused on working smarter. Through the rollout of Working Your Way across our offices, we work flexibly and collaboratively with great technology, tools and systems.

About the program

  • The program is based in Canberra
  • Rotations are completed at our national office and in our regional network.
  • You will be provided on-the-job training, and structured learning and development.
  • You will work on exciting projects and activities at the heart of government.

We are a workplace that respects and values diversity. We encourage applications from people with diverse experience and backgrounds including: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people; Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people; mature age and people with a disability.

PM&C is proud to be a member of the Diversity Council of Australia, the Australian Network on Disability, and Pride in Diversity. We are also White Ribbon Accredited.