Australian Government Solicitor


    View the AGS Twitter account    Visit the AGS YouTube channel     Visit the AGS LinkedIn page
Graduate employment  

hear   Alex ReadfordWorking as a graduate at AGS – what you can expect! – Alex Readford, Lawyer at AGS. + transcript

Graduate employment at AGS (Attorney-General’s Department)

2017 AGD Graduate Program – applications are now closed

Information about the 2017 Graduate Program is available on the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) website. You will find information about the program and both streams, as well as eligibility and how to apply. There are also some graduate profiles and also some “Frequently Asked Questions”.

Applications open: 1 March 2016

Applications close: 4 April 2016

Please note – online applications close on 4 April to enable suitable candidates to complete the psychometric testing that forms part of the application process by 15 April.

If you would like more information about AGS, please look at the AGS website.

The Attorney-General's Department (AGD) is seeking talented, highly motivated and enthusiastic graduates to join our 2017 Graduate Program. AGD delivers programs and policies to maintain and improve Australia's law and justice framework, and strengthen our national security and emergency management. Through the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS), we provide legal services to the Commonwealth, including legal advice and representation.

In 2017, the department is offering 2 streams within our graduate program – the Policy/Program stream and the Legal stream.

To be eligible for the Legal stream, you must be an Australian citizen and have completed a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor and be eligible to enrol in a practical legal training course that leads to admission in Australia, eligible to be admitted in Australia, or admitted in Australia. You must have completed your law degree no more than 5 years before the program commences.

If you are eligible for the Legal stream, you can also apply for the Policy/Program stream. You will need to make 2 applications.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates.