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  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Treasury Graduate Development Program (Indigenous Affirmative Measure)

Parkes, Sydney, Melbourne
Make a direct impact in the way government develops and implements policies for Australia, as well as those relating community

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
C
Communication
Media Studies
Fashion Design
Film & TV
Fine Arts
Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Creative Writing
Journalism
Music
Performing Arts
Photography
Creative Arts (all other)
Animation, Visual Effects & Post Production
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
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
Design & User Experience
L
Justice & Law Enforcement
Law
Legal Studies
M
Audiology
Speech Pathology
Biomedical Science
Chiropractic & Osteopathy
Dentistry & Dental Science
Exercise & Sports Science
Health Administration
Addiction Medicine
Anaesthesia
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
General Practice
Intensive Care Medicine
Medical Administration
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Ophthalmology
Paediatrics & Child Health
Pain Medicine
Palliative Medicine
Pathology
Physician
Psychiatry
Public Health Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Radiology
Rehabilitation Medicine
Sexual Health Medicine
Sport & Exercise Medicine
Surgery
Naturopathy, Acupuncture & Complementary Medicine
Aged Care Nursing
Community Nursing
Critical Care Nursing
Family & Child Health Nursing
Mental Health Nursing
Midwifery
Nursing & Midwifery (all other)
Nutrition & Dietetics
Occupational Therapy
Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
Paramedic Science
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Massage Therapy
Physiotherapy
Rehabilitation Therapies
Podiatry
Environmental Health
Epidemiology
Health Promotion
Human Movement
Indigenous Health
Public Health (all other)
Occupational Health & Safety
Radiography
Medical & Health Sciences (all other)
Medical Technology
Counselling
Psychology
P
Architecture
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Construction Management
Property, Land & Real Estate
Quantity Surveying
Sustainable Development
Urban Design & Town Planning
S
Agribusiness
Agricultural Science
Aquaculture & Fisheries
Viticulture
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Studies
Forestry Studies
Parks & Wildlife Management
Food Science
Forensic Science
Genetics
Geology
Laboratory Technology
Marine Science
Physics & Astronomy
Veterinary Science
Sciences (all other)
Spatial Science
T
Curriculum Studies
Early Childhood Education
General Education Studies
Primary Teaching
Secondary Teaching
Special Education
Tertiary Education
TESOL
Vocational Education & Training

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

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Working rights

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We are seeking collaborative and highly motivated Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to make a direct impact in the way government develops and implements policies for Australia, as well as those relating to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities. We are committed to making graduate positions accessible to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders through this Indigenous Employment Affirmative Measure process. While merit remains the basis for selection, engagement and promotion, this process is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. 

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.

Our First Nations Policy Unit that is responsible for the agency’s contribution to the government's implementation of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap, advising and reporting on Budget measures that relate to First Nations Australians and supporting the work of the Treasury Reconciliation Action Plan Committee. The unit also promotes increased representation of First Nations perspectives in economic policy development. 

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.

By joining us, you will have the opportunity to build Treasury's knowledge, understanding and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and ensure our work continues to represent the Australian population we serve. Indigenous employment initiatives are part of our broader workplace inclusion and diversity program that is driven by our commitment to value, respect and embrace diversity.

We aim to embed a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritages and cultures in economic policy making as outlined in our Corporate publications, including our:

  • Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2021-2023 and
  • Indigenous Employment Strategy 2018-2023.

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 and
  • confirmation of heritage.
 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 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • 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 from an Australian state or territory government overseas qualifications unit. 

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).

Confirmation of Heritage

If you are successful in this recruitment process you will be asked to provide Confirmation of Heritage, a document that is provided by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisation ‘confirming’ or ‘endorsing’ that a person is Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. We understand that acquiring this can be difficult, and we are committed to ensuring that this does not become a barrier for candidates so please get in touch with us at [email protected] if you have any questions, we're here to support you.

You can confirm your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage through a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and bodies, which commonly include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land councils
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical service.

Evidence types
Types of evidence that we consider include:

  • a letter signed by the Chairperson of an incorporated Indigenous organisation confirming that you are recognised as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, or
  • a confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent form executed by an Indigenous organisation.

Submit without evidence
If you do not have the required evidence prior to applications closing, you can still apply, simply attach a letter or email which outlines the steps you are taking to source your documentation. You will have to provide documented evidence prior to an offer.

If you're having trouble getting a confirmation, there are resources to assist you:

  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Link-Up
  • Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations
  • National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

If you have any questions in relation to this, please contact our team at [email protected]

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) or email [email protected]

Start your application by clicking on the 'Apply Now' button.

Australian Government Graduate Program – Economist Stream

The Treasury is also leading the graduate recruitment for the Australian Government Graduate Program - Economist Stream with the assistance of an outsourced provider and involvement from participating agencies who are seeking Economist Graduates. The Economist Stream will be advertised in early March 2024 and you can apply for both the Treasury Graduate Program and the Economist stream Graduate recruitment process – just make sure to check the eligibility requirements for this stream. 

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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


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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.

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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