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  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Treasury Graduate Development Program

Parkes, Sydney, Melbourne
Australia's leading economic advisory and help shape our nation's economic landscape!

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
40-50
Salary
AUD 70,457 / Year

Annual Lifestyle Contribution ($600)

Start Date
Ongoing

Application dates

Applications Open
29 Jan 2024
Applications Close
15 Apr 2024

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
B
Accounting, Commerce & Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration & Management
Economics
Human Resources
Leisure, Hospitality, Tourism & Retail
Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
Transport, Logistics & Procurement
E
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
Geotechnical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
H
Anthropology & Geography
Classics
Criminology
Development, Migration & Gender
Archaeology & History
International Studies
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
Librarianship & Curatorial Studies
Philosophy
Politics & Policy Studies
Social Work & Sociology
Theology & Comparative Religion
Humanities (all other)
Social Science (all other)
Liberal Arts
I
Data Science
L
Justice & Law Enforcement
Law
Legal Studies

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

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Working rights

Australia

  • Australian Citizen
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Our Graduate Development Program gives you access to rewarding career opportunities. 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.

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 and
  • finance

As well as academic qualifications, our graduates need to have highly developed written and oral communication skills, strong analytical and people skills, and demonstrate influence, initiative, honesty, fairness and respect.

Program overview

  • 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 ensure that you can develop your skills, knowledge and confidence as an influential employee of the Australian Public Service.
  • Placements are chosen based on your skills, academic qualifications and Treasury's portfolio responsibilities.
  • You will also have the opportunity to nominate work areas of interest for your second and final rotations.
  • You will complete several face-to-face learning and development opportunities over the 2 years.

Learning and development

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
  • have a pathway that enables career progression as your capability develops
  • complete formal learning and development opportunities including six 2-day external workshops and four peer coaching sessions each year. 

Other employee benefits
In addition to our learning and development opportunities, we have a range of benefits. As a graduate on commencement you will receive:

  • access to unique and highly rewarding networking experiences and events
  • competitive starting salary of $70,457 per annum + 15.4% superannuation (total remuneration package $81,307 per annum) based on a commencing at Treasury’s APS 3.2 level
  • opportunity for performance-based salary increases during the program
  • 20 days annual leave and additional office closure between Christmas and New Year
  • flexible working arrangements and work from home options in agreement with your manager and team requirements
  • 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
  • access to a graduate buddy who's completed the program
  • an inclusive and diverse workplace which celebrates and recognises all staff’s backgrounds, beliefs and experiences
  • relocation assistance for eligible graduates – including 4 weeks of short-term temporary accommodation
  • 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.

For more information about the Treasury Graduate Development Program visit: http://graduates.treasury.gov.au/.

Why work at Treasury

Treasury is the Australian Government’s lead economic adviser. We provide advice to the Australian Government and implement policies and programs to achieve strong and sustainable economic and fiscal outcomes for Australians. As a central policy agency, our role is to anticipate and analyse policy issues with a whole of economy perspective, understand government and stakeholder circumstances, and respond rapidly to changing events and directions. We provide sound economic analysis and informed, impactful advice on issues such as:

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

Our employees come from all walks of life, and all corners of the Australian community and value 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. We’re committed to growing and maintaining a safe, inclusive and welcoming work environment for all staff, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, linguistic background, age, sexuality, or disability.

The application process and timeline 

Stage 1 – Submit your online application including:

  • your resume and recent academic transcripts
  • details of two referees
  • a short written response to an application question.
 29 January 2024 – 15 April 2024
Stage 2 – Online assessment, virtual interview and reference checking  May - June 2024
Stage 3 – Merit Pool  Late June 2024
Stage 4 – Employment Offer  July 2024 onwards 

Eligibility

To apply for our 2025 Graduate Development Program you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • be an Australian citizen (or become an Australian citizen by December 2024)
  • education requirements: 
    • complete or will complete, an Australian-recognised undergraduate qualification
      (bachelor degree or higher by 31 December 2024)
    • hold a bachelor degree at a minimum, most recent eligible qualification must be no more than 5 years old,
      (for example, you have or will complete between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2024) performed well over the course of your studies to ensure that you are competitive in the selection process
  • be willing and able to move to Canberra for the program duration
  • be willing to obtain and maintain a valid Australian Government security clearance once accepted into the program
  • be willing to undergo any police, character, health or other required checks.

Overseas Qualifications

If your qualifying degree is from an overseas university, you will need to provide a statement verifying the recognition of your qualifications.

A statement will need to be obtained from an Australian state or territory government overseas qualifications unit.

We are unable to consider your application without this supporting documentation.

Obtain a security clearance

If you’re offered a role, you will need to obtain a valid Australian Government security clearance prior to your commencement. 

For more information visit the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA).

RecruitAbility

If you identify as a person with a disability, you can ‘opt in’ for RecruitAbility on the application form. RecruitAbility aims to attract applicants with disability. Applicants who opt into the scheme and meet the minimum requirements of the role are advanced to a further stage in the selection process. Merit remains the basis for engagement and promotion. You can ‘opt in’ for RecruitAbility on the application form.

Further information on RecruitAbility is available on the Australian Public Service Commission’s website.

Contact Information

For further information, please contact the Entry Levels Program Team via telephone (02) 6263 2222 (Option 3).

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Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor or higher
Study Field
B
Business & Management
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice

Work rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.

country
eligibility

Australia

Australia

Australian Citizen


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