2023 Ability Apprenticeship Program

The Department of Social Services 2023 Ability Apprenticeship Program

Applications are now open and will close on 22 January 2023

The Department of Social Services (the Department) Ability Apprenticeship Program is an employment program, open for applications from people living with disability.

It is designed to create pathways into secure, ongoing employment within the Department and the broader Australian Public Service (APS).

Positions will be predominately located in Canberra with some positions potentially available at our State offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide, Darwin and Perth.

As well as employment with the Department of Social Services, successful applicants may be offered a similar employment opportunity in another APS agency including the Australian Public Service Commission and the National Indigenous Australians Agency.

Employment Commences in 2023

Employment in the 2023 Ability Apprenticeship Program is expected to commence in July 2023.

Participants working in the Department commence at the APS 3.1 classification with a starting salary from $64,930 per annum (full-time), and upon successful completion of all program requirements, may advance to the APS 4.1 classification.

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

  • The positions in this program are specifically for people with disability
  • Must be an Australian citizen
  • Must be at least 18 years old

For information about the 2023 Ability Apprenticeship Program visit our website: www.dss.gov.au/abilityprogram

Email enquiries to:  AbilityProgram@dss.gov.au 

Apply online at Department of Social Services Careers & Employment

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