IGP 2021 is open, Australians can work with the government

Indigenous graduate

The Indigenous Graduate Pathway (IGP) leads to a rewarding career in the Australian Government. Through IGP a graduate can work in Australia with a prestigious work profile.

IGP is an important initiative of the Australian government. It’s aimed at increasing the number of indigenous graduates across the Commonwealth. These graduates are coordinated by the Australian Public Service Commission. The commission does it in partnership with Commonwealth Government agencies. They participate in the initiative.

The IGP is a recruitment process that is consistent with the

  • Australian Public Service Commissioner’s Directions 2016-2019 (Commissioner’s Directions)
  • Public Service Act 1999

They are centrally coordinated, targeted, and culturally safe, with end-to-end solutions. A pool of eligible candidates is provided to the participating agencies. These candidates are those who have undergone a rigorous assessment process.  Through the process, they are found suitable for employment as a graduate.  They come under the classifications of APS 3 and APS 4.

The Australian Public Service (APS) Work Level Standards for APS level classifications create a consistent platform to classify jobs. They are structured to make a clear differentiation between the duties and responsibilities. This differentiation is at each level of classification.

The applications for IGP 2021 are now open. A single application can connect the candidate with a broad range of opportunities. These opportunities are present across the Australian Public Service and Commonwealth agencies.

Each agency will present the candidate with the opportunity to undertake challenging work. The candidate will have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the Australian community. The opportunities will be available in fields including

  • Health & community services
  • Education
  • Immigration and infrastructure
  • Defense

IGP is looking for graduates holding any degree. The degree must be completed between January 2016 and January 2021. The candidates are expected to have fresh thinking, multi-disciplinary perspectives, and innovative ideas.

The IGP offers the following benefits:

  • An inclusive, robust and culturally safe assessment method
  • Targeted marketing facilitated to indigenous graduates
  • The access to holistic, detailed reports of assessment for suitable candidates
  • A cost-effective, centralized assessment model
  • Culturally appropriate guidance and support for program managers
  • A profile of the Commonwealth as an employer of choice within the indigenous community

The candidate must have a great interest in working with the Australian government. The candidate will have to apply his/her qualifications, knowledge, and experience to do the work.

Applications from people with disabilities are greatly encouraged. They will be offered practical support. This includes making reasonable adjustments. The adjustments will make sure that they can equally participate in the selection.

To be an eligible candidate for 2021 Indigenous Graduate Pathway the candidate must be:

  • An Australian citizen
  • An Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Eligible to get a valid Australian Government security clearance
  • At least holding an undergraduate degree from a recognized Australian university. This could be an equivalent overseas institution. The course must have been completed between January 2016 and January 2021

The key steps to the opportunity

Presenting your story

There are 2 steps involved in this process:

Submit application

The candidate can complete the application form along with the documents

  • Current resume
  • The most recent academic transcript
  • Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Heritage

Undergo online testing

The candidates who complete the application stage as stipulated have the chance to complete online assessment tests.

Meet, Greet, Yarn

Candidates may be invited to take part in a Yarning Circle group interview. The candidate may also take part in a ‘Meet and Greet’ with APS and Commonwealth agencies. These agencies participate in the process. Attendance in person is a must.


After the assessment process, the candidate will be invited to attend an interview. The interview aims to discuss the candidate’s suitability for the position offered. It will also discuss the candidate’s preferences. A report prepared from the assessments will be shared with all participating agencies.

Appointment offer

Based on the Assessment Report, the participating agencies will contact the candidate. This will be to discuss the offers and employment conditions in better detail.

Any Australian citizen you know who may be unaware of the position can be helped with information about this opportunity.

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