Government Careers

The public service supports the local and national community through the framing, development and implementation of government policy, and provision of essential public services.

A government career will give you the best of all possible worlds – challenging work and a stimulating directive, combined with a great salary, conditions and benefits.

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The public service supports the local and national community through the framing, development and implementation of government policy, and provision of essential public services.

A government career will give you the best of all possible worlds – challenging work and a stimulating directive, combined with a great salary, conditions and benefits.

Working in government can mean a job in anything from policy development to project management in public health, social research, arts administration, or national security.

Browse our government courses to see some of the ways to get started. And check out our career resources and advice pages to help you make the most of your career.

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Master of Public Health

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Government news & views

Rudd supports new employment initiative for Indigenous Australians

The federal government released information yesterday announcing its support for a new project to provide full-time employment for Indigenous Australians.

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Navy leadership program for women

In an effort to improve opportunities for women in leadership roles in the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Government is expanding its Navy Women’s Leadership Program in 2010.

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How to become prime minister: the path to the top

The road to the Lodge has sometimes been a rocky one, as recent events have demonstrated. The path can be arduous and is not for the faint-hearted.

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The public sector: a world of opportunity

‘People have this idea that working in the public sector is all about boring jobs but it isn’t. I’ve had an extraordinary career doing terrific things that I believe in.’

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What to do when you get fired: lessons from our political leaders

Politicians have notoriously low job security, so if anyone knows how to get fired and move on, it should be them, right? For better or worse, Marni takes a look at what we can learn from our esteemed leaders of the past.

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Academy Xi
ACBI (Australian College of Business Intelligence)
AIBI Higher Education
AIM Business School
ALC Training
Australasian College of Health and Wellness
Australian College of Physical Education
Australian Institute of Business
Australian Institute of Management Education and Training
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
Billy Blue College of Design
Builders Academy Australia
Building and Construction Training Australia
Celtic Training
Collaboration Learning
College for Adult Learning
Demi International
Ducere Global Business School
Ella Bache College
Endeavour College of Natural Health
Foundation Education
Gateway Training Academy
GROW Training Group
Hader Institute of Education
Hammond Institute
Industry Skills Training
Insight Training
James Cook University Online
La Trobe University
Lumify Learn
MCI Institute
Melbourne College of Further Education
MiTraining
Monarch Institute
Monash College Future Skills
National Business Institute of Australia
Nepean Industry Edge Training
Onfit Training College
Open Colleges
Original Campus
Outsource Institute
Parker Brent
Pet Stylist Academy
Phillips Institute
RMIT Online
Sero Institute
Serve It Up
The Hotel School
The Institute of Applied Psychology
Torrens University Australia
University of Adelaide
University of the Sunshine Coast
UNSW Online
Upskilled
UTS Online
Victoria University Online
Torrens University Australia
Torrens University Australia
University of East London
Southern Cross University