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Australian Bureau of Statistics ABS

Government Administration
Company size
Belconnen, ACT

Workplace initiatives at Australian Bureau of Statistics ABS

Workplace initiative Status
Open to discussing flexible working arrangements at the interview stage?
Employer is a Pay Equity Ambassador* No
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for primary carer (not including government-funded parental leave) 16 weeks
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for secondary carer 2 weeks
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for Paid Parental Leave 12 months
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on paid Parental Leave
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on unpaid Parental Leave No
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave
Opportunities to purchase leave
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Breastfeeding rooms
Leadership development programs
Mentoring opportunities
Coaching programs
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership 46:54 by 2020
Domestic and Family Violence policy No
Internal Women's networking groups No
Employee engagement scores year on year
Employee turnover rate
Paid volunteer days No

About Australian Bureau of Statistics ABS

Join the Australian Bureau of Statistics - A career with impact!

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia’s national statistical agency. We collect, analyse and publish data on a range of economic, social, population and environmental matters. Our data helps inform governments, business and organisations to make important decisions.

As a graduate, you can contribute to producing statistics on everything from labour, environment, health and business – just to name a few – or work in roles supporting our business such as ICT, methodology, human resources, data integration and acquisition.

We’re a dedicated and supportive workforce

We are committed to championing the skills and qualities of all our staff through a workplace culture that fosters inclusiveness, builds respect and capitalises on diversity. Our extensive range of professional and employee-run support networks and social groups create an environment where staff feel included, safe and valued.

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‘The best aspects of the program include being able to put the skills you learn from workshops into practice and networking opportunities.’ Kelly, 2018 graduate.

Develop life-long skills

Graduates are an important part of our dynamic workplace. As a graduate, you will work with a diverse and dedicated team and develop lifelong skills that will set the foundation for your career.

As an ABS graduate, you will:

  • be placed in a permanent full-time role
  • undertake a nine-month development program
  • participate in on-the-job training specific to your role
  • participate in a structured training program; a mixture of virtual, self-paced and group learning activities.


“The ABS offers grads some incredible opportunities, including Senior Executive shadowing, and ongoing training, mentoring and development. The program has also enhanced my skills as a leader, data analyst and collaborator.” Emily, 2018 graduate.

We offer you :

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Senior executive shadowing
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Offices in all capital cities