Graduate employment and development program

Applications for the 2015 Graduate Development Program are now closed.

About the program

The Graduate Development Program was introduced as part of our strategy to ensure we have access to the skills we require to meet the objectives set out in our corporate plan.  The program prepares graduates for a career as a future leader within AFMA by exposing you to a broad range of AFMA’s activities and a targeted training program.

The program includes:

  • the opportunity to build on your degree and become part of a diverse and busy workplace which makes and implements decisions that are consistent with our and government policies for the efficient management and sustainable use of Commonwealth fish resources on behalf of the Australian community
  • make a real difference in the management of Australian fisheries
  • three diverse work rotations which includes one work rotation within the Department of Agriculture to equip you with the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career in the agency and the Australian Public Service
  • the completion of a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration
  • training including communication skills, achieves results and promotes diversity
  • a five day industry tour where you will meet with key industry stakeholders
  • competitive remuneration, flexible working arrangements and conditions of employment
  • relocation assistance where applicable
  • mentoring by senior staff
  • ongoing training, development and career opportunities on completion of the program.

Who are we looking for?

AFMA is looking for graduates with a genuine interest in establishing a career in natural resource management from the following academic disciplines, but are not limited to:

  • natural resource management
  • marine science
  • fisheries management
  • environmental science
  • maritime and environmental law
  • natural resource economics.

For more information about the AFMA Graduate Development Program you can contact the Recruitment Officer on (02) 6225 5444 or

Read about what our past graduates have to say.