Which agencies and departments participate in the Indigenous Apprenticeships Program

You can apply for an apprenticeship at a number of different departments and agencies across the Australian Public Service (APS).

This list is updated as new departments and agencies join the program.

The program offers a range of roles across a number of APS departments and agencies.

We’ll consider your application for all participating departments and agencies and take your preferences into account. We may offer you a job in more than one department or agency. Then you can choose which offer best suits you.

Aboriginal Hostels Limited

Aboriginal Hostels Limited provide safe, comfortable, culturally appropriate and affordable short-term accommodation for Indigenous Australians.

Read more on the Aboriginal Hostels Limited website.

Attorney-General’s Department

The Attorney-General’s Department delivers programs and policies to maintain and improve Australia’s law and justice framework.

Read more on the Attorney-General’s Department website.

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care leads and coordinates key improvements in safety and quality in health care across Australia.

Read more on the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care website.

Australian Communication and Media Authority

The Australian Communication and Media Authority regulates communications and media services in Australia.

Read more on the Australian Communication and Media Authority website.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

AIATSIS supports and facilitates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural resurgence.

Read more on the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies website.

Australian Institute of Family Studies

The Australian Institute of Family Studies conducts impartial research into the wellbeing of Australian families to inform government policy.

Read more on the Australian Institute of Family Studies website.

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority is responsible for maritime safety and the protection of the marine environment in Australian waters.

Read more on the Australian Maritime Safety Authority website.

Australian Public Service Commission (APSC)

The APSC’s purpose is to position the Australian Public Service workforce for the future.

Read more on the Australian Public Service Commission website.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

ASIC is Australia’s corporate, markets and finance services regulator. They protect Australian consumers.

Read more on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission website.

Australian Sports Commission

The Australian Sports Commission is responsible for investing in and supporting sport at all levels.

Read more on the Australian Sports Commission website.

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

The ATO’s purpose is to effectively manage and shape the Australian Government’s tax and superannuation systems.

Read more on the Australian Taxation Office website.

Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

Austrade is Australia’s lead agency for international trade promotion and investment attraction.

Read more on the Australian Trade and Investment Commission website.

Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology is the national weather, climate and water agency.

Read more on the Bureau of Meteorology website.

Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)

CASA regulates Australian aviation safety. They license pilots, register aircraft and oversee safety.

Read more on the Civil Aviation Safety Authority website.

Defence Housing Australia

Defence Housing Australia provides housing and related services to Australia’s defence personnel, and their families.

Read more on the Defence Housing Australia website.

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry works to enhance those industries. They create and maintain agricultural export opportunities and manage biosecurity risks to Australia.

Read more on the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website.

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW)

DCCEEW manages the Australian Government’s response to climate change and protects Australia’s natural environment and heritage sites.

Read more on the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water website.

Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations provides access to quality skills, training and employment to enable Australians to find secure work in safe workplaces.

Read more on the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations website.

Department of Health and Aged Care

The Department of Health and Aged Care develops, implements and oversees policy and programs in the areas of health, aged care and sport.

Read more on the Department of Health website.

Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs)

Home Affairs responds to terrorism, cyber threats and organised crime. They manage migration and humanitarian programs, facilitate trade and travel, and manage responses to natural disasters.

Read more on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Department of Industry, Science and Resources

The Department of Industry, Science and Resources drives growth and job creation for a more prosperous Australia. They facilitate economic transformation and boost business competitiveness.

Read more on the Department of Industry, Science and Resources website.

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts provide policy advice and deliver programs, projects and services in the infrastructure, transport, communications and arts sectors. This work supports our regions, cities and territories.

Read more on the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts website.

Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS)

DPS provides services and products to support the running of Australia’s Parliament.

Read more on the Department of Parliamentary Services website.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C)

PM&C provides services and products to support the running of Australia’s Parliament.

Read more on the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet website.

Department of the Treasury (Treasury)

Treasury provide advice to the Government and analyse policy issues to support the effective management of the Australian economy.

Read more on the Department of the Treasury website.

IP Australia

IP Australia administers intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation for patents, trade marks, design rights and plant breeder’s rights.

Read more on the IP Australia website.

National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

NDIA is responsible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS supports Australians with a disability and their families and carers.

Read more on the National Disability Insurance Agency website.

National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA)

The NIAA works closely with communities to make sure policies, programs and services address their unique needs.

Read more on the National Indigenous Australians Agency website.

Reserve Bank of Australia

The Reserve Bank of Australia provides banking services to the Australian Government and its agencies.

Read more on the Reserve Bank of Australia website.

Services Australia

Our purpose is to support Australians by efficiently delivering high-quality, accessible services and payments on behalf of the government.

Read more about us.

Page last updated: 3 February 2023.