About our program

Last updated: 
22 January 2020

Our graduates rate us as one of the best employers in Australia. We offer you support, mentorship and job security through our graduate program and beyond.

About our program

The DVA Graduate Development Program is based in Canberra and is a structured 11-month development program designed to give you exposure to the broad range of important work DVA undertakes, whilst propelling you into a successful career within the Australian Public Service.

Three work placements are offered to you over the year. These placements provide you with the opportunity to be placed in several business areas within DVA. A dedicated support team will provide you with individualised coaching and guidance throughout the year, and will help you carve a pathway for your career goals.

After the graduate program

Once you have successfully completed the Graduate Development Program, you will be offered a permanent ongoing position with DVA. If you would like to further develop in your career after the graduate year, you are welcome to apply for short-term opportunities and promotions into other positions within DVA, and at any of the state offices around Australia.