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GradAccess: Australian Public Service graduate programs for people with disability

GradAccess is a new centralised recruitment stream into Australian Public Service (APS) graduate programs for people with disability. GradAccess gives graduates with disability the opportunity to gain an ongoing graduate role in one of 11 different APS agencies through a single recruitment process. GradAccess reduces the barriers that people with disability may face when having to complete many individual applications for multiple graduate programs by providing a centralised safe, flexible, and supported entry point into the APS.

Graduates recruited through GradAccess will be employed by one of 11 employing agencies, and will participate in the same program as graduates recruited through that agency's direct graduate intake.

The GradAccess process has been specifically designed to ensure that:

The application and assessment process is merit-based and flexible to allow reasonable adjustments to be made to suit individual circumstances

  • Members of selection teams are disability confident
  • Supervisors in employing agencies are disability confident
  • Candidate care is of a high order through both the recruitment and on-boarding process.

GradAccess provides an excellent opportunity for people with disability, and we would love to talk to disability practitioners about how the program can best be promoted to students and recent graduates through your networks.

Applications for the 2019 graduate programs will open on 28 May 2018 and closes 1 July 2018.

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