Who we’re looking for in the Indigenous Apprenticeships Program

We’re looking for Indigenous peoples who want to make a difference and work in the Australian Public Service (APS).

Keep an eye on this page. Applications will open in the next few months.

Eligibility criteria

We’re looking for people who meet all of these criteria. You:

  • identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • have strong initiative and are willing to learn
  • want to help develop services for Australians
  • want a career in the APS.

To apply for an apprenticeship you must meet 2 conditions. You must:

You can’t apply if you either:

  • don’t identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • were made redundant and got a payment from the APS or Australian Parliamentary Service, unless you’ve served the restriction period.


You don’t need any experience or qualifications. But, we prefer if you’ve completed year 10.

The skills you’ll learn will vary depending on the department you’re working for.

The skills you learn in your job may include:

  • drafting documents
  • administration
  • corporate and customer support
  • managing travel
  • reporting
  • researching
  • stakeholder management.

Page last updated: 28 January 2020