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Department of the Treasury
Position Level: 
APS Level 3
$65,814 to $67,130
Canberra, ACT
Job type: 
Closing date: 
26 April 2021
To event remaining 48 days

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 Torres Strait Islander people. 

Treasury’s Graduate Development Program offers recent university graduates the opportunity to join the Australian Government’s leading economic adviser. 

Contrary to popular belief, we don’t only employ economists – we offer opportunities to exceptional graduates from a range of disciplines, including law, accounting political science and many more.

Our two-year graduate development program offers you targeted training and development, along with two (12 month) work rotations, to develop your skills, knowledge and influence as a valued member of Treasury and contributor to what it does. Visit the Treasury website for more information about the Graduate Development Program.

Treasury is committed to making the Program accessible to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander through the Indigenous Employment Affirmative Measures process. This process is only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

While merit remains the basis for selection, engagement and promotion, the aim of this process is to increase the representation of Indigenous Australian in Treasury and the Australian Public Service.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants must applicants must provide confirmation of heritage prior to being offered a role. Types of evidence that are considered 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.

If you don't have the required evidence prior to applications closing, you can still submit an application. 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 being offered a position. If you're having trouble getting a confirmation, there are a number of 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

To learn more about Treasury's commitment to Indigenous employment, visit the Treasury website.

Applications must be submitted before the application’s closing date. Your online application must include:

  • your resume,
  • academic transcripts, and
  • a response to the one page pitch question

You will receive an email confirmation once you have lodged your application.


To apply for the Treasury Graduate Development Program (Indigenous Employment affirmative measures process) you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must be an Australian citizen by the end of the calendar year in which you apply e.g. become and Australian citizen by December 2021.
  • 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 able to provide confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage.
  • You must be able to obtain a valid Australian Government security clearance prior to your commencement.
  • If your only qualifying degree is from an overseas university, you will need to provide us with a statement verifying the recognition of your qualifications from an Australian state or territory government overseas qualifications unit. We will not consider your application without this supporting documentation.


RecruitAbility is a scheme that aims to attract applicants with disability. Applicants who opt in to 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.

If you identify as a person with a disability, you can ‘opt in’ for RecruitAbility on the application form.

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

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

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 people. 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.

Getting to know the 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 close-down 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
(02) 6263 2222
Position number: 
2022-GRAD Affirmative Measures