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Pay and conditions

The current DVA Enterprise Agreement 2015-18 commenced on Wednesday 13 January 2016 and will expire in two years’ time. DVA graduates will be engaged at the APS3/Graduate APS classification, and paid at the first pay point of the APS 4 classification with a commencement salary of $68,859. Once the graduate has successfully completed the graduate program, they will automatically be advanced and salary progressed to the top pay point of the APS 4 classification.

DVA offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • allowance for relocation to Canberra to take part in the Graduate Program
  • flexible working hours and conditions to help you balance work and personal life
  • generous superannuation provisions
  • salary sacrifice arrangements
  • ongoing development and training opportunities
  • outstanding work-life balance, including healthy lifestyle allowance
  • four weeks' annual leave per year
  • up to 18 days of personal leave each year to use for personal illness and caring for ill or injured family members
  • access to studies assistance program (after the graduate year).

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