Welcome to the department’s careers information pages. Here you will find all the information you need to know about your future career in the department and our approach to recruiting and developing our people.

The Department uses innovative approaches to recruit the best people for our roles.

What's new

The department has implemented a streamlined approach to recruitment to facilitate faster selection processes and offers of employment. We no longer use selection criteria for applications and, where relevant, we use online assessments to determine the suitability of candidates for roles. Many of our APS level roles are filled through our ‘Work Ready’ campaign. This is a rolling campaign designed to establish merit pools of suitable candidates for placement as vacancies arise, rather than advertising specific vacancies.  If you are an experienced, professional, adaptable and motivated individual we invite you to review the information about the Work Ready programmes to view all of our current vacancies and Work Ready campaigns.

About us

Our vision is to enable growth and productivity for globally competitive industries. To help realise this vision, the Department has four key objectives: supporting science and commercialisation, growing business investment and improving business capability, streamlining regulation and building a high performance organisation.

Our organisational structure

View our organisational structure

Our strategic plan

Branded image graphic of our strategic plan. links to Strategic plan page

View our strategic plan

Our corporate plan

Branded image graphic of our corporate plan. links to Corporate plan page

View our corporate plan


Information for applicants

Our application process has been streamlined to make it easier to apply. To get started simply click Current Vacancies below to view and apply for employment opportunities with the Department.


We encourage applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, persons with disability and people from other diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing a working environment that values diversity and inclusion and supports employees to reach their full potential.

Our Application process page will provide you with information and advice on how to apply for positions in our department.

General information on applying for APS-positions can be found on the Australian Public Service Commission’s website APSJobs, which includes the very useful “Cracking the Code” guidance.

Departmental websites

Please view the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Website Directory for an overview of the department's websites.