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Queensland Government

4.2
  • #4 in Government & public service
  • > 100,000 employees

Queensland Government Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Government & Public Service

The Queensland Government is the largest and most diverse workforce in Queensland. We provide essential public services across 4000+ communities, from the Torres Strait to the Gold Coast, Mount Isa to Brisbane.

We are passionate about making Queensland better through what we do and supporting our employees to build a career and life that is right for them.

We are looking for driven and innovative graduates from a variety of disciplines to help us deliver public services across Queensland. Our graduate programs provide valuable learning and development opportunities across various agencies, focus areas and disciplines. Launch your career in a place that fosters inclusive cultures and promotes the skills and insights of our people irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, sexual orientation, or ability.

In the Queensland government you’ll be part of an inclusive workforce that promotes:

  • the skills and insights of our people irrespective of gender, cultural background, age, sexuality or ability
  • flexible and contemporary ways of working to achieve a healthy work-life blend
  • competitive pay, conditions and development opportunities
  • connecting our people through a wide range of communities and support networks
  • building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity

By submitting your details here, you will be notified when graduate programs begin recruiting throughout 2024. 

Candidates with disability
The Queensland Government is committed to supporting candidates with disability who may require support or adjustments during the application stage as well as during your graduate program. Let our program coordinators know if there are changes you need, they will work with you to ensure you receive the support or accessibility adjustments you require at all stages.

For more information on our different program offerings, visit our graduate portal.

#BeHere4Qld

Recruitment Process

1. Check your eligibility and register your interest on Prosple

To apply for our graduate programs, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • hold Australian citizenship, or reside in Australia and have permission, under a Commonwealth law, to work in Australia.
  • have completed your university degree in 2023, be due to graduate in 2024 or due to graduate before February 2025
  • have a university undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline.

Please note, if you completed your degree overseas, your degree will need to be assessed by the Overseas Qualifications Unit and included in your application.

Our graduate programs recruit at various times throughout the year. Submit your interest early to ensure you are notified when programs are recruiting during 2024. For more information about our graduate programs, including their recruitment dates, visit the Queensland Government graduate portal.

2. Apply for Queensland Government graduate programs

We will notify you via email when graduate programs begin recruiting throughout 2024. You will be directed to their job advertisement where you can begin filling out your application. 

Each program will have their own application requirements. These may include:

  • your current resume
  • academic transcript (actual or unofficial)
  • cover letter
  • written response document
  • if you are a Visa holder and have the right to work in Australia, a Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) report
  • if you completed your degree overseas, an assessment from the Overseas qualifications unit.

Please include any diversity information or support and accessibility adjustments you require in your application so graduate program coordinators are aware and can accommodate you. You can contact graduate program coordinators at any point in the process to talk about your support and accessibility needs. 

For any updates or feedback on your application, please reach out to the contact person listed for the program you applied for.

3. Participate in assessment

If a graduate program is interested in your application, you'll be invited to participate in an assessment process.

Each graduate program has a separate assessment process, so you may participate in different processes for different graduate programs.

Assessment may include:

  • psychometric assessment (personality, values or cognitive)
  • interviews (online or face to face). Video and telephone options are available if you live regionally, remotely, or outside of Queensland
  • assessment centres (virtual or face to face).
  • as part of the selection process, you will need to complete relevant employment checks, including a criminal history check.

Candidates with disability

The Queensland Government is committed to supporting candidates with disability who may need modifications during the assessment stage. Program coordinators will work with you to ensure you receive any support or accessibility adjustments during assessment. Examples of adjustments include:

  • additional time
  • different test formats
  • quiet spaces
  • accessible locations
  • adaptive technology and much more.

5. Accept your offer!

If you are successful, you will be notified by the graduate program coordinators and provided all the information you need to prepare for your program. We can’t wait for you to #BeHere4QLD and start making a difference to the people and communities of Queensland! 

Remuneration & Career Growth

As a Queensland Government graduate, you will have access to a total rewards package as part of your employment experience with us. Our careers are vast, and we offer employees the opportunities they need to achieve success in every part of their life. This includes rewards and benefits such as:

  • Salary range: $71,150 - $80,250 (AO3)
  • up to 12.75% employer superannuation contribution
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • cultural leave
  • flexible work arrangements
  • generous leave entitlements
  • salary packaging options
  • programs that support a healthy work environment
  • opportunities for professional development, networking and career progression.

Graduate Reviews

Overall Score
4.2
Overall score based on 22 reviews
They Score Best in…
8.1
Culture
8.3
Diversity
8.5
Management
9.0
Work Hours
8.1
Culture
8.3
Diversity
8.5
Management
9.0
Work Hours
What Graduates Say About Them
  • The level of responsibility. Also, the people are genuinely nice and care about my career progression.
  • Opportunities to learn and develop skills that aren't necessarily aligned with my qualifications. Flexibility. Career development opportunities. Good culture among teams.
  • Lifestyle, work conditions, and respect you're treated with.
  • Pay and Superannuation benefits.
  • The team around you is incredibly friendly and will always take the time to explain/introduce you to the work during your time here.
  • Pay.
  • Sometimes there is a lack of consistency with workload; some days you're busy and others are quiet.
  • There's not really enough people for all the work there is to do.
  • Job security - not knowing if you will have a permanent job or if your current team is willing to keep you on longer term after the graduate program.
  • Sometimes short timeframes to complete certain deliverables.

Jobs & Opportunities

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

Graduate Job

Queensland
Join Queensland’s largest and most diverse workforce and make a difference to the people and communities of Queensland.
Salary
AUD 71,150 - 80,250 / Year

Cultural leave,12.75% super,accrued time off,flexible work,4 weeks annual leave, 17.5% leave loading

Graduate Job

Queensland
Join Queensland’s largest and most diverse workforce and make a difference to the people and communities of Queensland.
Salary
AUD 71,150 - 80,250 / Year

12.75% super, accrued time off, flexible work arrangements, 4 weeks annual leave,17.5% leave loading


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