After your registration
You will be contacted by a department about a graduate program position:
- once their registrations of interest period has ended
- if you are successful in progressing to the next stage of their recruitment process.
A government department may contact you about graduate entry-level roles and student opportunities at any time of year.
When you hear back
Recruiters review the pool of applicants when:
- the graduate program recruitment period closes
- a graduate entry-level role or student opportunity arises.
If you are eligible for a position, you will be invited to submit an application. Only people who have registered their interest will be invited to apply.
The application process may include:
- online testing
- written application
- phone or video interview
- visiting an assessment centre
- face-to-face interviews
- referee checks.
If your qualification is relevant to a number of opportunities, you may be contacted by more than one department.
If you're unsuccessful
If you are invited to apply for a graduate or student program but are unsuccessful, the department will contact you by email. You may be considered for other roles if your registration remains in the Graduate Portal.
Re-register in the system next year to continue to be considered for graduate opportunities.
If you are unsuccessful in obtaining a position, you can request feedback on your application. Ask to talk directly with the department's hiring manager or graduate coordinator when requesting feedback.