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Graduate Employment

Applications are now CLOSED!

Program Overview

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport has exciting opportunities for you to gain experience working in an organisation that delivers the State’s major infrastructure projects and transport networks across the State.

The successful candidates will be placed in a pool for a period of 12 months and may be appointed as opportunities arise, with a number of roles available for immediate start. Most placements are located within Adelaide CBD, although some opportunities may be available across the Adelaide Metropolitan Region.

Your role as a Graduate Officer will be challenging and rewarding within an agency that is focussed on delivering effective planning policy, efficient transport, and valuable social and economic infrastructure. As a Graduate Officer, you will experience working within an agency with highly skilled and experienced professionals across multiple specialised fields.

We invite applications from graduates who have completed their civil, mechanical or electrical engineering degree and other relevant degrees. Placements are available across a wide range of disciplines in the following areas:

  • Law - with particular interest in legal services and legislation management, covering laws that underpin; public transport, e-scooters, future mobility, roads, marine, land acquisition and significant construction project contracts
  • Business Administration or Management
  • Finance / Accounting / Commerce
  • Human Resources / Psychology / Criminology
  • Data Analytics
  • Public Policy
  • Political Science
  • Project Management
  • Property Management – with particular interest in Real Estate, Property Acquisitions, Lease Administration and Asset Management
  • Information Technology
  • Contract Management
  • Construction Management
  • Environmental Management / Environmental Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Road / Pavements Design
  • Traffic
  • IT/Computer Science
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering with IT/Computer Science
  • Urban and Regional Planning

What We Look For In a Candidate

We are looking for bright, innovative and passionate graduates who are looking to kick-start their careers while developing a diverse range of skills, embracing the Department’s values and delivering real change to the lives of South Australians, including:

  • Good interpersonal skills, empathy and cultural awareness;
  • High level of initiative and accountability;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent teamwork skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills;
  • Innovation and creative thinking;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills, empathy and cultural awareness;
  • A commitment to achieving outcomes which benefit the South Australian community;
  • A willingness to demonstrate DIT’s values and commitment to safety.

For further information, please click the Role Statements;

Recruitment Process

Recruitment for the Graduate Officer Pool is as follows;

  1. Email with your full application, including:
    • Application Form (completed)
    • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • Academic Transcript (official or most recent)
    • Pre-Employment Declaration
    • A copy of current Visa (if applicable)
  2. Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted.
  3. Panel interviews will be conducted for shortlisted applicants.
  4. Reference checks will be completed.
  5. Successful applicants will be contacted and offered a role.


To be eligible for the Graduate Officer Pool, you must:

  • Have completed a minimum three year bachelor degree within the past three years (2019-2021);
  • Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or have eligibility to work in Australia; and
  • Have completed the application process in full.

How to Apply

Applications for the Graduate Officer Pool are now CLOSED!

To apply, please email with your full application, including:

  • Pre-Employment Declaration
  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Academic Transcript (official or most recent)
  • A copy of current Visa (if applicable)

Please also note that some roles may require a Working with Children Employment Screening and/or Clearances. Applicants will be contacted should they be required to provide such clearances.

For all enquiries, please contact our Recruitment and Employment Team at


What is the remuneration?

ASO2 - $55,315 to $59,503 per annum
PO1 -   $64,519 to $78,761 per annum

What is the tenure of Vacancy?

Temporary appointment up to 12 months

What are the working hours?

Full-time employees are expected to work 37.5 a week, or 7.5 hours a day. The department however, offers a range of flexible working arrangements. You will be able to discuss the options that best suit you at the interview and/or offer stage.

What does it mean to have roles available within a pool?

The Department will be filling some current vacancies, however, the department will also be creating a ‘pool’ of candidates who can be appointed over the next 12 months should vacancies become available.

Where are the positions located?

Graduate Officer Roles are offered in the Adelaide CBD and metropolitan area. From time to time graduate roles may also be offered in regional locations. If this is a requirement of the role you are being considered for, the Department will discuss it with you at the interview and/or offer stage.