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Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE)

  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees


As a specialist legal graduate, Eleanor worked in the department’s legal branches providing a broad range of legal advice to business areas within the department.

What university did you attend?
Flinders University

What is your qualification?

Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons) / Bachelor of International Studies; Admission as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia.

Where are you from originally?


What areas of the department did you work in during your graduate year?

As a specialist legal graduate, I undertook both of my placements within the department’s legal branches – first in the People, Privacy and Property team; and then in the Schools, Youth and Child Care team.

What type of work did you do?

Statutory interpretation and advising on legislation administered by the department; general advice on Commonwealth legislation in so far as it impacts the work of the department; and corporate, contract, and commercial work in relation to both Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth agreements.

What was the highlight of your graduate year?

The work, the people, the atmosphere and culture of the department - everything I experienced during my graduate year just confirmed that I’d made the right choice in taking up a role with the department.