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2024 Graduate Program

Are you an NIAA Graduate?

The NIAA Graduate program provides a unique opportunity to be involved in an exciting time in Indigenous affairs, with the NIAA at a pivotal stage of development and an ambitious reform agenda ahead.

2024 NIAA Graduates will have the opportunity to support our delivery of substantial bodies of work as part of the Government’s increased emphasis on Indigenous affairs.

NIAA will play a lead coordination role in the Government’s Implementation Plan for the National Agreement on Closing the Gap, the Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme, and delivering a comprehensive jobs and skills reform program.

Graduates may also have a chance to support the co-design process—having Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people lead the design of policy initiatives that affect them—in action.

NIAA Graduate Program - Tal

‘I’ve learned a lot in the last 12 months at the NIAA. I’ve been in three different rotations. The skills that have best served me, that I brought with me—being a creative problem solver, someone with a really can-do attitude, just being prepared to run with whatever problems you encounter rather than getting absolutely stuck on them.’ - Tal, 2021 NIAA Graduate

Who we are looking for

We are seeking applicants for our 2024 Graduate Program who are:

Motivated to achieve the Agency's vision and purpose

You are committed to improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

Genuine, with a positive approach to diversity and individual differences

You are committed to further developing your cultural competency and awareness.

Able to work and achieve outcomes both independently and as part of a team

You are aware of your own strengths and weaknesses and are able to identify opportunities to develop and broaden your skills and knowledge.

Can gather and analyse data from multiple sources of information

You approach problems with an innovative and creative mindset to find workable solutions.

Work productively in a fast paced environments and adapt and respond well to change and ambiguity

You are agile and resilient and make the most of the opportunities presented to you.

You are a committed, energetic and curious person who embodies NIAA's values and behaviours

  • We respect multiple perspectives.
  • We are authentic.
  • We are professional and act with integrity.
  • We invest in each other's success.
  • We deliver with purpose.