Graduate Meteorologist

The Bureau offers opportunities to get paid while you learn.

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A new outlook for your career

The Bureau of Meteorology is proud to offer a Graduate Meteorology Program.
You'll enter the program as a full-time permanent Bureau employee, starting an intensive paid ten month training course at the Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre (BMTC) in Melbourne. Our Training Centre is Australia's only education provider that offers a qualification that meets the World Meteorological Organisation's (WMO) qualification standard for Meteorologists. Upon completing the program you'll qualify as a Meteorologist, with an internationally recognised Graduate Diploma in Meteorology.

During the program you'll study:

  • Foundations of meteorology
  • Synoptic-scale meteorology
  • Mesoscale meteorology and forecasting
  • Weather services and procedures.

Upon completion of the course, you'll transition to one of the Bureau's operational sites. The Bureau continually invests in your learning and development, helping you to personally and professionally be your best self.

Once you've met performance expectations as an operational Meteorologist, you'll become more confident and independent in the role. You'll continue to receive mentoring and engage in opportunities to develop and gain experience across Bureau's various operations and sites.

What we look for in a Meteorologist

Being a Meteorologist isn't just about forecasting weather or analysing data. Our meteorologists deliver a range of products and services to our customers and the Australian public.

We want people who have a diverse mix of skills and life experience. People who are driven to work in a community, develop and learn with others, and who have a solid academic background that includes maths and/or physical sciences. People with a willingness to be flexible about your working location, as the opportunity for work postings and travel are on offer. You can read more about a day in the life as a meteorologist at the Bureau here. View the Position Description for further information.


In order to be eligible for Graduate Program, Australian citizens need an undergraduate degree from a recognised university or tertiary institution, with maths and physical science, to at least a second year university level. See Eligibility Requirements, for further details.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander opportunities

At the Bureau of Meteorology, we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate and pay respect to the knowledge embedded forever within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Custodianship of Country. Our strong sense of respect for Australia's first peoples is the underpinning of our commitment to reconciliation.

As part of our commitment to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment outcomes we promote Affirmative Measures positions. To find out more, email

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We are building a diverse and inclusive workplace and have a range of programs and initiatives supporting gender equality, multicultural, disability, Indigenous and LGBTIQ+ inclusion. To view our commitment to diversity and inclusion visit here.

Diploma of Meteorology for International Students

The BMTC is registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Overseas candidates are subject to additional requirements for eligibility.

International students need to be nominated or supported by their country's Meteorological agency, they must fund their travel, accommodation and living expenses. Overseas candidates should demonstrate English proficiency and therefore are required to complete an internationally recognised test such as the TOEFL & IELTS.

If you studied overseas, refer to the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition before applying.

Cost for International Students

Course costs can be obtained by contacting the Manager, Meteorologist Initial Training:

Graduate Meteorology Career Events

If you are thinking about a career in Meteorology or applying for a Graduate Meteorologist position, we'd encourage you to watch our webinar to find out more about the role.

You'll gain insights about the post graduate qualification on offer through the Graduate Meteorologist Program and what it takes to lodge a successful application. You'll also hear directly from our employees to gain a better understanding of what a day in the life of a meteorologist is like.

Please register your interest for an event by emailing your name, contact details and state to:

Further information

Having trouble or need assistance?

Should you experience any difficulties in applying or registering your interest, please email alternative arrangements.

Please call us on (03) 9669 4401 or email

Contact Details
Recruitment Manager
Bureau of Meteorology
GPO Box 1289
Melbourne, Victoria, 3001 Australia
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