About our Graduate Development Program

What we’re looking for

Graduates with degrees across a range of disciplines, particularly:

  • economics
  • law
  • business and commerce
  • finance
  • public policy
  • political science and data
  • statistics and mathematics.

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

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Program details

Our Graduate Development Program is an opportunity for recent university graduates to join the Australian Government’s leading economic policy adviser.

2 year program

The program runs over 2 years from our Canberra office, based in the suburb of Parkes. It is suitable for graduates with degrees across a range of disciplines.

What you’ll do

As a Treasury graduate you will work on policies that impact the organisation and the Australian economic landscape.

Work rotations

You will take part in 2 work rotations. This will develop your skills, knowledge and confidence as an influential employee of the Australian Public Service. Each 12-month rotation is in a different area of the Treasury. Placements are chosen based on your skills, academic qualifications and Treasury's portfolio responsibilities.

Other offerings

The program also offers:

  • face-to-face learning and development opportunities
  • opportunities for career progression
  • an inclusive and flexible culture
  • opportunities to get involved with our many employee networks
  • rewarding networking experiences and events
  • opportunities to interact with graduates from other government departments.
Am I eligible?

Graduate pathways

Graduate pathways into Treasury include through the:

  • Graduate Development Program
  • Graduate Development Program – Indigenous Affirmative Measure
  • Australian Government Graduate Program streams.

Graduate Development Program

For graduates with degrees across a range of disciplines, particularly:

  • law
  • business and commerce
  • finance
  • economics
  • public policy
  • political science
  • data and statistics
  • mathematics.

Graduate Development Program – Indigenous Affirmative Measure

The process is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

We are committed to making the program accessible to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders through the Indigenous Employment Affirmative Measure process. Processes like this help address the under-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in the Australian Public Service.

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

Australian Government Graduate Program

The Australian Government Graduate Program (AGGP) streams are government lead initiatives that help recent graduates find a job in the public service. The Treasury participates in the following streams:

  • Economist Stream – led by the Treasury
  • Human Resources Stream
  • Data Stream
  • Digital Stream
  • STEM Stream
  • Indigenous Graduate Pathway
  • Generalist Stream.