Australian Government - Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

To protect Australia's borders and foster lawful trade and travel.

Graduate program - what we are looking for


The minimum educational requirement for the ACBPS Graduate Program is a bachelor degree that is recognised in Australia.

A recognised degree is one completed at an Australian tertiary institution, or an overseas degree that has been formally recognised by the Australian Education International National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR). Please note that, if you have an overseas degree, it is your responsibility to gain recognition through AEI-NOOSR at your own cost. AEI-NOOSR offers general information and referral service on overseas skill recognition which can be accessed on the AEI-NOOSR website

For the 2015 Graduate program, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service are running two Graduate Program streams, the generalist stream and the ICT stream.

Generalist Stream

ACBPS is seeking Graduates with the following disciplines for the generalist stream:

  • Business degrees;
  • Commerce with major in accounting;
  • Engineering;
  • Intelligence and counter terrorism;
  • International relations;
  • Law;
  • Psychology; and
  • Security analysis.

ACBPS are seeking recent graduates (including graduates completing a bachelor degree in December of 2014) with qualifications that demonstrate high-level research, analytical, policy, strategic thinking and communication skills.

ICT Stream

ACBPS is seeking ICT Graduates with an interest in the following disciplines for the ICT stream:

  • Business Analysis;
  • Communications;
  • Desktop;
  • Development;
  • Enterprise Architecture;
  • Project Management;
  • Service Management; and
  • Testing.

Other Mandatory Entry Requirements

To be considered for the Graduate program at ACBPS, applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen;
  • have recently completed a minimum of an undergraduate degree that is recognised in Australia; 
  • be a minimum age of 18 years;
  • agree to model the ACBPS values and behaviours;
  • obtain and maintain an Organisational Suitability Assessment (OSA);
  • obtain and maintain a security clearance to Negative Vetting Level 1 before the commencement of the Graduate Program; and
  • pass a pre-employment medical examination.