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Please note that GradAccess has now closed. 

GradAccess was a pilot program established by the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC). It provided an entry-point for graduates with disability into an Australian Public Service (APS) Graduate Program of participating agencies. 

The APS remains committed to improving the representation of people with disability in its workforce. 

The APSC has commenced work on evaluating the current APS Disability Employment Strategy, which will inform the development of a new Strategy in 2020. 

The APSC also supports agencies to apply Affirmative Measure – disability to job vacancies and to implement inclusive recruitment practices.

Where else can I find employment opportunities in the Australian Public Service? 

There are a number of programs and initiatives aimed at attracting and retaining people with disability into the APS.

APS vacancies covering a period of more than 18 months, including graduate opportunities, are advertised online at APSjobs and on individual agency websites and jobseeker sites. The APS encourages people with disability to apply for any position.

RecruitAbility encourages the employment of people with disability in the Australian Public Service (APS). If you meet the definition of disability, you can apply for jobs advertised under Affirmative Measure – disability employment or by opting into the RecruitAbility scheme

Other graduate positions

APS Graduate Programs are advertised on the APSjobs Graduate Portal and individual agency websites. Individual agency graduate programs may have a dedicated recruitment stream for people with disability, or they may apply the RecruitAbility scheme

Further information

For further information, please contact Diversity [at] apsc.gov.au. When contacting us only provide information that will assist us to answer your enquiry. No confidential or sensitive information is required. Please visit the Australian Public Service Commission’s Privacy Policy and GradAccess Collection Notice.

Last reviewed: 
15 January 2020