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There are jobs and then there are careers. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade can provide you with the opportunity to do the kind of work that adds up to something meaningful. The chance to challenge yourself and learn new skills. The prospect of working with a motivated, experienced and visionary team in Australia and overseas.

DFAT is committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace where all employees are valued. We appreciate the experiences, skills and perspectives of all individuals. We actively encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds who share our values. Please refer to our diversity and inclusion internet page for further information.

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General recruitment

Whether you are experienced or just getting started, learn more about our generalist and specialist careers.

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Current opportunities

Graduate and Indigenous programs

Our programs for recent university graduates and Indigenous Australians will give your career a head start.

Graduate programs

Indigenous programs

Graduate program FAQs

Other Opportunities

Local engagements

Are you overseas and looking for a role? Find out more about our local engagements.

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