Our exciting and unique Graduate Program is a collaborative venture with the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, and Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

Together we offer opportunities to graduates to develop professional skills and knowledge through three month rotational placements, training and development, networking and mentoring. 

If you are seeking a structured development program, have a genuine interest in working for the department, and want to access opportunities across a variety of government agencies, we encourage you to apply for our program. 

For further information about our Graduate Program refer to the Graduate Program flyer.

How to apply 

To apply for our Graduate Program please click here.

The department offers a variety of career and employment opportunities and advertises ALL vacancies (permanent, fixed term, temporary, full time or part time) on the WA Government Jobs Board. 

For further information about our program, the role of a graduate and specific instructions on how to apply for our Graduate Program refer to the Graduate Applicant Information brochure. 

For further general information about our graduate program refer to the Graduate Program flyer. 


Learning and development 

We are committed to supporting ongoing development so that each individual can reach their potential. 

Our graduates undertake a comprehensive training program delivered by various training providers. The training program includes but is not limited to: 

  • Writing skills in government
  • Project management fundamentals
  • Inside government: the legislative framework
  • A wide range of technical training
  • Public sector training
  • Other training opportunities that arise 

To enhance the graduate program experience all our graduates are matched with a sponsor from the outset of the program and a mentor later in the program, who provide support, motivation and guidance to help our graduates achieve their career aspirations and goals. 

For more information about our Graduate Program refer to the Graduate Program flyer.