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2024 Treasury Graduate Development Program

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ACT, Canberra
Policy/Public Policy, Graduate Program, APS Level 3

Help to shape the future and make a difference for all Australians.

At Treasury we offer opportunities to exceptional graduates from a range of disciplines, including law, business and commerce, finance, economics, public policy, statistics and mathematics, political science and data and more.

As well as relevant academic qualifications, we’re looking for graduates with highly developed written and oral communication skills, strong analytical and people skills, and those who can demonstrate influence, initiative, fairness and respect.

As a Treasury graduate in the Australian Government’s leading economic policy adviser, you will work on policies that impact the organisation and the Australian economic landscape. Our two year program offers targeted training and development while you will complete two 12 month work rotations to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence as an influential Treasury employee.

Treasury Graduates have the opportunity to learn from others who have expertise in areas such as:

  • fiscal, tax or social policy
  • law, legislation or regulatory policy
  • market conduct and consumer data policy,
  • macroeconomic modelling
  • foreign investment
  • financial services
  • small business
  • domestic and international economic conditions

About our program

Graduates are critical to Treasury’s workforce and are actively integrated from day one in real work activities. Based in our Canberra office, graduates will work in a supportive and inclusive work environment with opportunities to be involved in our many employee networks.

As a graduate you will receive:

  • bespoke formal and informal learning and development opportunities that are work and relationship-based and access highly rewarding networking experiences and events
  • a Treasury view of the Federal Budget – which offers you a fast-paced and challenging environment to hone your skills and capabilities
  • a competitive starting salary of $70,457 per annum + 15.4% superannuation (total remuneration package $81,307 per annum) based Treasury’s APS 3.2 classification level
  • opportunity for performance-based salary increases during your Graduate Development Program
  • 20 days annual leave in addition to office closure period between Christmas and New Year
  • flexible working arrangements, including flex-time and options to work from home in agreement with your manager and team requirements
  • an Annual Lifestyle Contribution allowance of $600 to contribute to maintaining a healthy lifestyle which can be used for gym memberships or to purchase sporting equipment/apparel
  • support from a graduate buddy who has been through the program before
  • relocation assistance for eligible graduates including four weeks short-term temporary accommodation and flights for your final move
  • on-site childcare centre and carer rooms – we are proudly accredited through 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:

The application process

Stage 1 – Online application

 23 January 2023 – 17 April 2023

Stage 2 – Online assessment, virtual interview and reference checking

 May - June 2023

Stage 3 – Merit Pool

 Late June 2023

Stage 4 – Employment Offer

 July 2023 onwards 

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 2023 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.


To apply for the 2024 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, e.g. become an Australian citizen by December 2023.
  • You will, or have completed at least an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 qualification (a Bachelor degree), or higher equivalent by 31 December 2023.
  • Your most recent eligible qualification must be no more than five years old (ie has or will be completed between 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023).The minimum requirement is a Bachelor degree.
  • You will need to have performed well over the course of your studies to ensure that you are competitive in the selection process.
  • You must be willing and able to move to Canberra for the duration of the program.
  • You must be willing to obtain and maintain a valid Australian Government security clearance once accepted onto the program.
  • You must be willing to undergo any police, character, health or other checks required.

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. 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 on security clearances please visit the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA).


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.
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.

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