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The Australian Public Service

Considering a career with the APS after you graduate? Read on.

The ‘Public Service’ is really an "umbrella" term which can refer to the following institutions and organisations:

• Federal government departments
• State government
• Local government (councils)
• Educational institutions
• Public Health Service Providers
• Social welfare

Finding information on vacancies within the Australian Public Service is relatively easy. Here is a list of useful websites:

Federal Government Job Sites
http://jobsearch.gov.au -- Australian Public Service graduate jobs.
http://www.psgazetteonline.gov.au/ -- Permanent vacancies have to be advertised in the Public Service Gazette.

State Government Job Sites
http://www.jobs.nsw.gov.au

Local Government Opportunities & Information
http://www.localexposure.ca.com.au/ -- Career opportunities in local government
http://www.lgjobs.com.au/ -- Local government jobs Australia wide.
http://lggrads.readyfit.com.au/ -- Local government graduate opportunities
http://www.dlg.nsw.gov.au -- A-Z directory of NSW Local Councils, provides addresses, contact details, websites

Australian Federal Government Departments/Bodies
NSW Government Departments/Bodies

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