First listed on: 23 August 2023

CSIRO Enterprise Services Indigenous Graduate Program (Identified Role - Indigenous)


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Build your career with CSIRO

Our Indigenous Graduate Program offers more than just technical training in your discipline. The program is intended to enhance your capability through a strong focus on professional development so you can become a future leader in your field.
This 18-month program gives you the opportunity to learn from leaders in their field, connect with other Indigenous graduates across Australia and work on projects and build skills that are of interest to you.
We will work with you to align your skills, qualifications and career aspirations with a suitable team and/or project that can support you to become a future leader. We will work with you to develop a tailored learning and development plan and support you through the entirety of your program and beyond with a dedicated Indigenous Graduate Program Coordinator.
You will have access to time away from your day-to-day activities to engage and network with other Indigenous staff and participate in program events and activities as well as cultural events such as NAIDOC week.

What we are offering

You will have the opportunity to either work in a team or on a project for your entire program or undertake multiple placements – your choice.

Your placement is designed to build your capability so you can pursue a career either with CSIRO or beyond. If you have any placement preferences, we welcome you to include this in the application process, otherwise we will work with you to design your program to fit your needs.

As part of the program successful candidates will receive:

  • An individual learning, development and training plan tailored to your career aspirations.
  • Career training and coaching suited to your learning style.
  • Opportunities to develop skills and experience in a collaborative and supportive environment where our team members flourish and thrive.
  • Opportunities to build your network and connect with Indigenous staff and our broader communities at CSIRO.
  • Pastoral care and career support from a dedicated program coordinator.
  • A competitive salary with generous leave entitlements and flexible working conditions.
  • Experience working with Australia’s national science agency.

Location:  Any CSIRO site across Australia may be considered
Salary:  AU$ $72,818 to AU$ 77,459pa (pro-rata for part-time) + up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:  Specified term of of 18 months with on-going employment at the conclusion of the program for successful candidates
Relocation assistance: Financial assistance to cover the cost of relocation, including flights and accommodation, if required.
Reference:  94099 

To be considered you will need:

  • To have completed or will soon complete at least an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 qualification (a Bachelor’s degree), or higher equivalent in any field by 31 December 2023.
  • Demonstrated experience participating and contributing to the goals and objectives of a team.
  • Ability to communicate openly, effectively and respectfully with a diverse range of people using a range of communication methods (i.e. verbal, written, report, presentations).
  • A desire to build a career with CSIRO.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description

Who is eligible?

CSIRO considers the filling of these positions is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity/affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth).
The role is therefore only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people with Australian Citizenship who have completed at least an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 qualification (a Bachelor’s degree), or higher equivalent in any field by 31 December 2023 and who would like to work in an Enterprise Services area.
The successful candidates will be required to provide evidence to confirm that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.
The successful candidate is required to provide evidence that they have attained or will soon attain at least an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 qualification (a Bachelor’s degree), or higher equivalent by 31 December 2023.

Appointment to this role may be subject to conditions including provision of a national police check as well as other security/medical/character clearance requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


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CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.

CSIRO is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people involved in our activities and programs, whether we are undertaking research, engaging with the public or nurturing future scientists in person or online. Source – CSIRO Child Safe policy 2023

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Where to from here

If you are interested in CSIRO's Enterprise Services Indigenous Graduate Program and meet the requirements of the program, please apply on-line.
To appropriately assess your application, we ask that candidates provide the following:

  • Cover Letter – outlining the motivation for applying and aligning capabilities and experience relevant to the selection criteria. This document should not be longer than two pages.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume – outlining relevant experience, and education to the program.
  • Contact details for two Referees – Referees will only be contacted after prior consultation with the candidate. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that their referees are willing to provide reports when contacted by CSIRO.

Applications will be assessed as they come in and so, we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible.
If you would like assistance with your application or to have an informal conversation about the program, please contact the Indigenous Graduate Program Coordinator at

Interview process

Your first interview will be with the Indigenous Talent Acquisition Team to determine suitability and eligibility for the program.

If successful in the first interview, candidates will then be interviewed by relevant team and project leaders to access suitability on specific projects of work which will determine a candidate’s placement as part of the program.

Applications Close

1 October 2023, 11:00pm AEST

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