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Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE)

  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees


The highlight of the year for Kat was the opportunity to project manage the department’s annual trivia night.

Katarina was one of a few graduates who worked in a corporate role during her graduate year.

What university did you attend?

University of Sydney

What is your qualification?

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts

Where are you from originally?


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

I worked in the Learning and Development team in People Branch, and the North Asia and Europe team in the International Strategy Branch.

What type of work did you do?

In learning and development, I worked on developing content for a monthly newsletter, assisted in the organisation and administration of departmental learning and developing programs, and attended a number of interdepartmental meetings to discuss learning and development strategies.

In the North Asia and Europe team, I coordinated a Ministerial trip to the South Pacific, assisted in managing the bilateral relationship between Australia and China, Japan and Korea, and coordinated departmental engagement with the OECD.

What was the highlight of your graduate year?

Organising the graduate hosted trivia night for the department was definitely a highlight. It was great to see a large-scale project through from start to finish that was not only a huge success but was for a charitable cause as well!