Indigenous Graduate Pathway

The Indigenous Graduate Pathway (IGP) provides a rewarding career in the Australian Public Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary graduates.

IGP provides entry into multiple Australian Government agencies who are seeking a diverse range of skills and abilities.


Graduates in the Australian Government get hands-on experience along with formal development opportunities tailored to build their skills. This gives graduates a professional advantage in the increasingly competitive workforce, wherever their career may take them.

Typically, graduates undertake a structured program within a government agency which comprises of:

  • work rotations designed to expose graduates to business areas across the agency
  • opportunities to undertake a diverse range of real work
  • on the job and formal training to help graduates establish their professional grounding
  • opportunities to build professional networks.

The program duration is 12-24 months, with location and salary depending on hiring agency.


To be eligible for IGP, candidates need to meet the following conditions:

  • be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • be an Australian citizen
  • have received, at a minimum, an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian university (or equivalent overseas institution) between January 2020 to December 2024.

All degree types are encouraged to apply.


Apply once through the IGP application process and be assessed for all participating agencies.

The application process will help graduates find career opportunities based on their interests and studies and begin a career with confidence and support.

For more information on the application process and program, visit the APS Jobs Career Pathways website or contact the Indigenous Graduate Pathway team.