What does the Department of Agriculture do?
Australian agriculture, fisheries and forestry are billion dollar industries relying on our research, policy, regulations and programs to improve their productivity, competitiveness and sustainability.
Each year, we help millions of people, goods, vessels and aircraft move in and out of Australia, while managing the risks to the environment and animal, plant and human health.
Directly and indirectly we have an impact on the lives of every Australian every day.
Career opportunities with the Department of Agriculture (the department) could include policy development, program implementation, economic and scientific research and corporate service delivery. We encourage you to consider the diversity of employment opportunities offered to graduates by the department when setting out on your career path. The department’s portfolio responsibilities are broad, from trade and market access to biosecurity and sustainable resource management. For further information on the breadth of the department's work please consult the Organisational structure chart. PDF [1.5MB]
We value diversity, recognising that people of different backgrounds, work styles and cultures, all combine to give the department an advantage in meeting stakeholder needs.
These are exciting and challenging times for Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries. The department's Graduate Development Program gives you the opportunity to work alongside like minded and passionate individuals to contribute to the management of Australia’s primary industries. For further information about the department visit the About us section of the website.
07 Mar 2013