Updating Results
Menu

Department of the Treasury

3.9
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Department of the Treasury Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Government & Public Service

The Department of the Treasury

Treasury is the Australian Government’s lead economic adviser.

Our role is to Predict and analyse policy issues with a whole of economy view. We understand government and stakeholder circumstances and quickly respond to changing events and directions. We work with state and territory governments on key economic, business and social policy, and manage federal financial relations.

We provide advice to the Australian Government and implement policies and programs to achieve strong and sustainable economic and fiscal outcomes for Australians on issues such as:

  • the economy
  • Budget
  • taxation
  • the financial sector
  • foreign investment
  • structural policy
  • superannuation
  • small business
  • housing 
  • international economic policy
  • climate and energy.

Our workforce

We’re committed to growing and maintaining a safe, inclusive and welcoming work environment for all staff.

We recognise that Treasury can best serve Australia and its people when our workforce represents the community which we serve. This is why our employees come from all walks of life, and all corners of the Australian community.

When working at Treasury you will see first-hand how valuing our staff’s different perspectives, experiences, backgrounds and skills enable us to better achieve our department’s goals.

We strongly believe that diversity in our teams further enhances our creativity, innovation and improves problem solving. 

The Treasury Graduate Development Program

As a Treasury graduate, you’ll gain exposure working in several areas of the department. You’ll get to work on policies that help shape the future and make a difference for all Australians.

Our graduate program runs over 2 years with most graduates based in our Canberra office. Graduates may also be placed in our Sydney and Melbourne offices. You will complete 8-month rotations in 3 different work areas to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence as an influential employee of the Australian Public Service.

During the program you will access several face-to-face learning and development opportunities. Interstate graduates will travel to Canberra for learning and development, and networking activities. You will also get to work with and learn from experts.

You will have opportunities to get involved with our many employee networks and connect with graduates from other departments.

Graduate rotations will be in areas such as:

  • fiscal, tax and social policy
  • law, legislation and regulatory policy
  • market conduct and consumer data policy
  • macroeconomic modelling and data analysis
  • foreign investment
  • financial services
  • small business
  • domestic and international economic conditions
  • housing
  • climate and energy.

Who should apply

Our program is open to all university students who have graduated in the last 5 years.

You may want to work for us if you have a degree in one of the following disciplines:

  • law
  • economics/econometrics
  • public policy
  • political science
  • data and statistics
  • mathematics
  • business and commerce
  • finance.

If you are interested in the Australian economy and making an impact, we want to hear from you.

Indigenous Affirmative Measure

To increase the representation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders in Treasury and the Australian Public Service, our Graduate Development Program also offers an Indigenous Affirmative Measure recruitment pathway.

If you are hired as part of the Indigenous Affirmative Measure recruitment round, you will take part in our graduate program which includes 3 work rotations and specialist university facilitated development workshops and other activities including coaching and mentoring.

Learning and development

During the program, you will have access to bespoke face-to-face learning and development opportunities including university-facilitated development workshops with a mix of academic professionals and Treasury subject matter experts.

Learning and development opportunities include:

  • Six 2-day external university facilitated workshops each year
    These workshops equip you with theoretical and practical approaches to help in your day-to-day work.
  • Four peer coaching sessions each year
    The sessions are facilitated by an external coach who offers guidance and support on how to best approach work and team-based matters.
  • Mentoring and networking 

You will be connected with a graduate buddy who’s completed the program and have access to unique and rewarding networking experiences and events.

Australian Government Graduate Program - Economist Steam

We lead the graduate recruitment for the Australian Government Graduate Program (AGGP) – Economist Stream.

If you apply for the AGGP – Economist Stream, you can apply for graduate roles at several Australian Public Service departments and agencies through one application.

Eligibility

Candidates with the following qualifications are eligible to apply:

  • bachelor degree (economics or econometrics) or Master of Economics
  • bachelor degree (any discipline) with a major or minor in economics.

For full details visit the Australian Government Graduate Program – Economist Stream.

Why join us

As well as our learning and development opportunities, we have a range of employee benefits.

As a graduate on commencement you will receive:

Salary and work arrangements 

  • a competitive starting salary of $73, 275 per annum + 15.4% superannuation (total remuneration package $84,559 per annum) based on a commencing at Treasury’s APS 3.2 level
  • opportunity for performance-based salary increases during the program
  • flexible working arrangements and work from home options in agreement with your manager and team requirements

Leave and allowances

  • 20 days annual leave and additional office closure between Christmas and New Year
  • relocation assistance for eligible graduates – including 4 weeks of short-term temporary accommodation (if required)
  • an Annual Lifestyle Contribution allowance of $600 to help maintain a healthy lifestyle – you can use the contribution for gym memberships or to purchase sporting equipment and apparel

Workplace benefits 

  • an inclusive and diverse workplace which celebrates and recognises all staff’s backgrounds, beliefs and experiences
  • on-site childcare centre and carer rooms for mothers – we are proudly accredited through the Australian Breastfeeding Association as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace
  • dedicated quiet rooms for reflection, prayer and meditation.

Recruitment Process

Our recruitment process involves six steps:

  • Step 1: Application
  • Step 2: Shortlisting
  • Step 3: Online Assessment
  • Step 4: Interview
  • Step 5: Selection and referee checks
  • Step 6: Outcomes advised.

Interviews take place around June each year. Reasonable adjustments are made for all interviews on request.

Remuneration & Career Growth

Our Graduates commence on a highly competitive APS 3.2 salary of $73,275 + 15.4% superannuation per annum (total remuneration package $84,559 per annum). Throughout the two-year program and upon completion, our graduates will be provided the opportunity for advancement in APS classification and higher salary (Performance-based pay-point advancement and broadband progression).

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Canberra
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
S
Sciences
M
Medical & Health Sciences
C
Creative Arts
T
Teaching & Education
P
Property & Built Environment
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Internship, Clerkship or Placement

Canberra, Melbourne & Sydney
Work on challenging and impactful policies that help shape the Australian economic landscape and contribute to the broader work of the organisation.
Applications Close
5 Aug 2024
Start Date
1 Nov 2024 - 31 Oct 2025
Salary
AUD 39 / Hour

$39.06 pro-rated for the internship period

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
It’s very rewarding to know that your capabilities are recognised, and that the Treasury is willing to encourage greater responsibility.

Andrea Macleay

  • Graduate stories
It’s very rewarding to know that your capabilities are recognised, and that the Treasury is willing to encourage greater responsibility.

Andrea Macleay

  • Graduate stories
The opportunity to work across a variety of areas has allowed me to contribute to policies that benefit all Australians.

Cassandra

  • Graduate stories
The opportunity to work across a variety of areas has allowed me to contribute to policies that benefit all Australians.

Cassandra

  • Graduate stories
It’s very rewarding to know that your capabilities are recognised, and that the Treasury is willing to encourage greater responsibility.

Andrea Macleay

  • Graduate stories
It’s very rewarding to know that your capabilities are recognised, and that the Treasury is willing to encourage greater responsibility.

Andrea Macleay

  • Graduate stories
The opportunity to work across a variety of areas has allowed me to contribute to policies that benefit all Australians.

Cassandra

  • Graduate stories
The opportunity to work across a variety of areas has allowed me to contribute to policies that benefit all Australians.

Cassandra


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Madeleine Lloyd

Madeleine Lloyd graduated with a degree in Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) at the University of Melbourne in 2017.
  • Day in the life

Madeleine Lloyd

Madeleine Lloyd graduated with a degree in Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) at the University of Melbourne in 2017.
  • Day in the life

Madeleine Lloyd

Madeleine Lloyd graduated with a degree in Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) at the University of Melbourne in 2017.
  • Day in the life

Madeleine Lloyd

Madeleine Lloyd graduated with a degree in Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) at the University of Melbourne in 2017.

Videos


Graduate Development Program: Learning & Development

Treasury's Graduate Development Program learning and development opportunities

Working at Treasury - Graduates

Have a listen to our graduates talk about why you should work at Treasury!

Graduate Development Program: Learning & Development

Treasury's Graduate Development Program learning and development opportunities

Working at Treasury - Graduates

Have a listen to our graduates talk about why you should work at Treasury!