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Department of the Treasury
~ $64,524
Canberra - ACT
Job type: 
Closing date: 
29 April 2019
To event remaining 37 days


In order to obtain further information about the 2020 Treasury Graduate Development Program please click on the 'Apply Online' button at the bottom of this advertisement.

Our graduate development program offers recent university graduates the opportunity to join Australia’s leading economic policy adviser. 

Our two-year graduate development program offers targeted training and development, along with two work rotations, to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence as a valued member of, and contributor to, the Treasury organisation. 

We embrace an inclusive and flexible culture and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with our many social networks. There are also events scheduled throughout the program that will allow you to broaden your social network and interact with graduates from across the Australian Public Service. 

What does the Graduate Development Program involve?

Treasury graduates work on policy issues that matter — we provide advice and analysis that influences almost every sector of the economy, affecting all Australians. 

As a Treasury graduate, you will make a difference. 

We are looking for capable and professional graduates to contribute to policy development in crucial areas such as financial services, fiscal policy, foreign investment, tax policy and structural reform to support growth in living standards. 

Treasury offers a challenging and rewarding career for graduates. You will develop a diverse range of approaches to policy-making and experience Australia’s fast-paced policy and political environment. 

As part of the program, you will have two 1-year rotations. Ahead of your final placement, you will have the opportunity to experience different areas of the department and contribute to the breadth of work that Treasury leads.

Our commitment is to prepare you for a successful career. You will have access to a comprehensive graduate development program that includes an orientation week, regular formal training sessions, seminars, small group coaching and activities. 


To apply for the Treasury graduate development program you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must be an Australian citizen by the end of the calendar year in which you apply.
  • You need to complete an Australian-recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree by the end of the calendar year in which you apply (the minimum requirement is a bachelor degree). Your most recent qualifying degree must be no more than five years old on the date you lodge your application.
  • You must be willing and able to move to Canberra for the duration of the program.
  • You must be eligible to obtain a valid Australian Government security clearance prior to commencement and maintain this clearance for the duration of your employment. 


The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

This vacancy has been nominated for filling within the agency's graduate program. A graduate program is a structured, on the job program, designed to introduce graduates to an APS organisation. Successful applicants receive training and development, mentoring and on the job support.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:http://www.apsc.gov.au/priorities/disability/recruitability.

About Department of the Treasury 

The Treasury is a respected and influential central economic agency. We provide authoritative advice and analysis to the Australian Government on a broad range of economic, fiscal, structural, financial and tax policy issues. We also monitor global economic conditions to make sure Australia is well placed to respond to emerging trends. 

Treasury provides some of the best opportunities in the public service. Treasury presents a challenging and rewarding career with the opportunity to contribute substantially to Government policy that affects all Australians. The Treasury’s staff are drawn from many professions representing diversity in experience and skills. We seek passionate staff who will work collaboratively to deliver the ideas and advice that will help Australia meet the challenges of the coming years. 

Treasury offers attractive salaries and employer superannuation as well as a range of other benefits, including generous leave entitlements, salary packaging and a closedown period over the Christmas holiday.

The Treasury is a flexible, dynamic and diverse workplace with offices in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

For more information: 
Graduate Program Team
(02) 6263 2222
Position number: 
2020/GRADA | Several Positions