Veterinary Science stream

Our responsibilities as a department are wide-ranging—agriculture, fisheries, forestry, biosecurity, international trade and markets, exports, scientific research and water resources.

Our Veterinary stream develops graduates to become vets within our department, supporting our various functions and responsibilities.

Program highlights

  • Three workplace rotations through various roles to experience our broad range of veterinary functions and responsibilities
  • A five day industry visit, providing you with a rich on the job learning experience, and the opportunity to meet with stakeholders and complete a research project.
  • An opportunity to compete for a work placement within one of the department’s portfolio agencies or regional offices
  • Visits to the Minister’s Office, Senate Estimates and Parliament House to gain exposure to parliamentary proceedings
  • An active network of graduates, access to a buddy and senior executive level Graduate Champion and
  • A targeted suite of learning and development to support your development throughout the program.

On successful completion of the program, you will become a permanent employee of the department at the APS4 classification and salary.

Program at a glance

  • Degrees: Veterinary
  • Salary: $64,592 plus super
  • Program: 12 months – 3 rotations
  • Intake: February 2020
  • Location: Canberra (with possible regional rotations)