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Graduate program

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines offers a range of career entry programs to enable you to build on your tertiary education and gain real life experience in your chosen career path. The Greater Graduate Program, Scholarships and Work Experience are just some of the opportunities that we  offer.  You  can apply on line for any of these programs through the Graduate Portal.

Greater Graduate Program

The Greater Graduate Program provides opportunities across six Queensland Government departments, including the Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM).

The department recruits graduates from a diverse range of disciplines, including:

  • environmental studies (science, management)        
  • environmental engineering        
  • science or applied science (conservation, ecology, biology, chemical, forensic, physical, geological, hydrological)        
  • urban and regional planning        
  • law        
  • economics        
  • public policy.        

Greater location

The Greater Graduate Program offers roles in Brisbane as well as our regional offices across the state, including:

  • Cairns        
  • Townsville        
  • Mackay        
  • Rockhampton        
  • Emerald        
  • Wide Bay        
  • Gold Coast        

Who we are looking for

The department's requirements vary each year depending on the needs of our business.  For current opportunities that may be available, please visit the Greater Graduate program.

What do our graduate say

To hear from our graduates, click on the image below to access our YouTube channel.

Greater Graduate Program

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Last updated: 1 September 2016


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