2015 Department of Agriculture Graduate Development Program

Opens: 16 Apr, 2014
Closes: 14 May, 2014
Commences: February 2015
Type: Full-time
Remuneration: $60,871 (Plus Superannuation)
Location: ACT, Australia

Program: Graduate recruitment program
Our Graduate Development Program is delivered over 10 months and provides ongoing employment on completion of the program. You will be part of a team of graduates who will enjoy a year of structured training and development. We offer several graduate entry level positions:

-Department of Agriculture Graduate Development Program Generalist Stream
-Department of Agriculture Graduate Development Program ICT Stream
-Department of Agriculture ABARES Entry Level Professional Program

For further information including eligibility to apply please visit and
Application procedures
Applications for the Department of Agriculture Graduate Development Program are open from 9.30am Wednesday 16 April 2014 to 2.00pm Wednesday 14 May 2014 AEST. All positions are based in Canberra. The online application form can be accessed at For further information please contact or 1800 639 442.


Have you applied yet? – NAB Internship in Armidale or Tamworth

Filed under: business,cadetship,internship @ 10:50 am

Applications are now being taken for an internship with the National Australia Bank located at either their Armidale or Tamworth offices. The placements will be aimed at students from the UNE Business School, but applications will be taken from other degrees with a business major.
To qualify, students require:
 GPA 5+
 Eligibility to complete WORK300, WORK500 or ECON339
 Be an Australian Citizen
Do you want a banking internship?
To receive an application pack, please contact UNE Career development via AskUNE

Applications for Trimester Two Trimester Two
internships close on Monday
12th May 2014

Accountant position in Inverell – you don’t need to have your degree completed



Position Title Graduate Accountant / Trainee Accountant(Full-time)
Location:  Inverell Office / Client’s premises as required 
Reporting Line:  Senior Accountant 


Job Summary

Assistance in the preparation of financial statements, tax returns and supporting work papers, research and development and business activity statements (BAS).

Perform all tasks and use the skills necessary to complete requirements to the highest possible standards. Able to understand basic accounting concepts and techniques. Perform basic accounting transactions using relevant software package.

Duties and Responsibilities


For your clients to be not only satisfied with the service provided, but delighted.

 Anticipate client needs and search for ways to improve client service, including individual responsibility to embrace diverse needs.

 Ensure that any client contact is planned and discussed with your Senior Accountant or Principal to enable efficient contact time.


Meet your weekly capacity target.

 Use resources in a responsible and efficient manner.

 Strict adherence to Skybridge’s Client Confidentiality policies.



Provide client service duties and answer general enquiries from clients.

 Complete designated duties efficiently and to a high quality standard.

 Review weekly workflow schedule and complete jobs allocated for the week in the prescribed order.

 Report to Senior Accountant or Principal each week, a list of your previous week’s work, jobs completed, bottlenecks and turnaround time.

 Planning and regular review is required ensuring that all tax lodgement and other compliance dates are met.



Each week you need to discuss WIP, productivity, efficiencies and performance with your Senior Accountant or Principal and plan any training required in accordance with helping improve functions and processes.

 Research and development and constant update of tax laws, notices by ATO and tax implications.

 Constantly being challenged by looking for new and better ways of providing value.

 Exercise due care and attention to the need to work in a safe an efficient manner – having regard for your own safety, the safety of others and the general public.

 Contribute to a positive work environment in which team members can give of their best and work in safety.

 Contribute to a positive work environment in which team members can give of their best and work in safety.

 Contribute to business development by improving work practices using initiative and generating new ideas.


Experience & Qualifications

Degree Qualified (or in last year of Degree)

 Commitment to train for CA/CPA qualification.

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

(some may be developed in the initial 3 months of employment)

Knowledge of ATO guidelines and tax laws.

 Knowledge of relevant accounting software packages.

 Excellent client service skills.

 Effective team work skills.

 Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.

 Preparation and presentation of financial reports.

 General computing skills including MS suite of products.


Personal Qualities

Highly organised with exceptional attention to detail.

 Excellent communicator and team player with a “can-do” attitude.

 Client focused approach.

 Willingness to learn and develop skills quickly.

 Enjoy working as part of a team.

 Enthusiastic, happy outlook.

Key Outcomes/Performance Indicators

Day to day tasks completed with 100% accuracy and tasks checked off weekly with Senior Accountant or Principal.

Report to Senior Accountant or Principal on a monthly/weekly basis, any client complaints.

Report to Senior Accountant or Principal on a monthly basis, any system improvements.  

Maintain positive work environment for yourself and team members.


Please email resume and cover letter to by 5th of May

Visit our website or Facebook page SkybridgeFinancial  for more details.



Do you have a prac coming up? Short of funds?

Filed under: scholarship @ 2:51 pm

Five scholarships of $1,500

Once again ACEN are offering five scholarships, each valued at $1,500, to assist students undertaking placements in Regional and Remote locations.*

Applications for the scholarships close on 25 April 2014.



The aim of the 2014 ACEN Student Scholarship is to support students who will undertake a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activity in a regional or remote area of Australia* as part of their undergraduate or postgraduate education.

Scholarships applicants must be:

  • final year students from institutions that are financial members of ACEN. (See the list of current financial institutions. This list is updated periodically.)
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia

The placement must be:

  • Undertaken anytime in 2014
  • Undertaken in an inner regional, outer regional, remote or very remote location* which requires you to relocate from your home address
  • Fulltime (4-5 days per week, for a minimum of three weeks duration)
  • Within Australia

The information provided by you in Stage 1, will assist the committee to draw up a short-list of applicants who meet the criteria.

If you are short-listed, you will be asked to provide two pages of information supporting your scholarly achievement during 2014 OR if you are yet to undertake your WIL placement you may provide evidence of your scholarly achievement on a WIL placement in 2013. Such evidence may include a supervisor’s report, co-ordinator’s report or evaluation. This enables ACEN to determine how well you use the WIL placement to improve your education in your chosen career. This information must be provided by 30 June 2014.

Successful applicants will be notified by 1 August 2014.

The abovementioned *Regional and Remote locations are those found in RA2- RA5 on the Department of Health map.



12 March 2014 Call for nominations: Online Applications advertised.
25 April 2014 Stage 1: Applications close: Evidence of WIL activity and hardship.
23 May 2014 Stage 2: Short-listed applicants notified and asked to provide supporting information indicated in the application
30 June 2014 Stage 3 of the Applications close: Evidence of Achievement in the previous 12 months or in relation to the current placement which relates to this application.
1 August 2014 Successful applicants notified

Customs Graduate Program

Filed under: Uncategorized @ 11:35 am

Applications have now opened for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) 2015 Graduate Program. ACBPS manages the security and integrity of Australia’s borders. As a law enforcement agency, there is an organisational and public expectation that the ACBPS will adhere to the highest standards of personal and professional integrity.

ACBPS are looking for graduates with a variety of qualifications including: business, commerce, accounting, engineering, information technology, intelligence and counter terrorism, international relations, law, psychology, and security analysis.

The minimum educational requirement for the Graduate Program is a three-year bachelor degree that is recognised in Australia. ACBPS values graduates with highly developed research, analytical, policy, strategic thinking and communication skills.

Participants in the Graduate Program will gain the following benefits:
- a sound understanding of legislative frameworks;
- an understanding of operational environment issues and challenges facing ACBPS;
- skills and knowledge to operate effectively within the Australian Public Service; and
- a foundation for development as future managers and leaders.
To be considered for the Graduate Program at ACBPS, applicants must:
- be an Australian citizen;
- have recently completed a minimum of an undergraduate degree that is recognised in Australia;
- be a minimum age of 18 years;
- agree to model the ACBPS values and behaviours;
- obtain and maintain an Organisational Suitability Assessment (OSA);
- obtain and maintain a security clearance to Negative Vetting Level 1 before the commencement of the Graduate Program; and
- pass a pre-employment medical examination.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Program, you will be assigned to a Customs Level 2 (APS 5 equivalent) position located in Canberra. To apply for this exceptional opportunity or for more information please visit the ACBPS website, Alternatively, if you have a specific query which has not been satisfied by our FAQ page please contact DFP Recruitment on 1300 558 870.

This vacancy has been nominated for filling within the agencies graduate program. A graduate program is a structured, on the job program, designed to introduce graduates to an APS organisation. Successful applicants receive training and development, mentoring and on the job support.

To Apply

Position Contact: DFP Recruitment, 1300 558 870
Agency Recruitment Site:
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