Generalist stream in the National Graduate Program

If you have a degree and want a career in the Australian Public Service, we want you.

This stream is for you if you:

  • don’t have a specific professional area where you’d like to work
  • have a degree that doesn’t match our other streams.

In our generalist stream, you can choose to do 1 or 2 placements. Doing 2 placements is a great opportunity for you to broaden your skillset and knowledge. You can tell us which business area you’d like to go to for your second placement. We’ll try to accommodate your preference, but we can’t guarantee it.

We’ll place you in a role that matches your skills and experience. Once you start, you’ll stay in the generalist stream for the duration of the program.

Read about how to apply.

Type of degree

We’re looking for graduates with degrees in any area.

Range of work

In the generalist stream, you might do any of the following:

  • implement legislative change or new government initiatives and policy
  • analyse management information to identify trends and prepare reports
  • support major improvement initiatives for our customers
  • give support to Australians affected by national disasters
  • support major ICT, compliance, communication and service delivery projects
  • draft and coordinate Question Time, Senate Estimates and Ministerial briefs, speeches and presentations
  • support our Minister, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Executives.
Page last updated: 27 February 2024.
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