Graduate recruitment

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The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) and the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI) have come together to create an award-winning interagency graduate program.

The 18-month graduate program aims to build the skills, experience and networks required for a successful career in the public sector. A customised rotational plan provides graduates with a range of opportunities across the public sector.

Some of the benefits of the program include:

  • An 18 month program, with tailored rotation opportunities in your home department and other government departments
  • A permanent position based on successful completion of the program
  • A starting salary of $71,896 pa (plus 9.5% superannuation)
  • A comprehensive support network, including a graduate sponsor and mentor, and the opportunity to network with skilled and diverse professionals
  • An extensive graduate learning and development program
  • Flexible working hours and metropolitan based office locations

Apply now

Applications for the 2021 Graduate Program are now closed. Applications for the 2022 graduate program will open mid-2021. If you would like to receive a notification when applications open for the 2022 graduate program, please email

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What are we looking for in a Graduate Officer?

Each year the department recruits for a range of degrees and qualifications, completed in the current or preceding year, including (but not limited to) Commerce, Spatial Science, Marketing, Human Resources, Law, Science and Engineering.

Beyond your qualifications, we are looking for graduates who are a team player, effective communicators and great problem-solvers who are enthusiastic, willing to learn and develop their expertise in order to deliver the best possible outcome for the Western Australian community.

The Interagency Graduate Program is an equity and diversity employment initiative and the department is actively looking for recent university graduates from the following diversity groups:

  • people 24 years and under
  • people with disability
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

If this sounds like you and you look forward to starting your career within the public sector, read on to find more information about the application process.

The Application Process 

Applications are now closed for the 2021 Interagency Graduate Program. Applications for the 2022 program will open in mid-2021. Graduate positions will be advertised on JobsWA, and will advise what you are to include in your written application. If you are successful at the written application stage, you will be invited to interview.

Please note: You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to apply for this program. 


  • Where would I be working?

The graduate program allows for rotations across departments so graduates can work in any one of the following locations.

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

•           Mineral House, 100 Plain Street, East Perth

•           1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth

•           Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoakes Street, Cannington

•           Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street, Perth

Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

•      1 William Street, Perth

Graduates may also undertake work placements in other offices; this will be discussed with the graduate and agreed prior to confirmation of the rotation.

  • Will I have a good support network throughout the program?

Yes, you will receive a good support team throughout the program. This includes a graduate sponsor, line manager, a mentor, a graduate coordinator and fellow graduate buddies who will guide and support you through the program.  

  • How will I decide on my rotations?

You will be employed into a home area, where you will complete your first rotation. This home area is clarified in the job advertisements, and will be where you return to permanently on completion of the graduate program.

You and your graduate sponsor will work together to decide on rotations that will allow you to gain the skills and experiences for you to be successful within your permanent position.

  • How many graduate positions do you have?

Each year is slightly different, on average DMIRS looks to recruit approximately six graduate officers each year.

  • Can I apply in the final year of my studies?

Yes, as long as you complete your degree requirements before the end of the year and can commence the graduate program at the beginning of the following year.

  • Will I gain a permanent position with the department?

Initial employment is on a fixed-term basis with the provision for permanent appointment following successful completion of the first 12-months.

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