Why Treasury's graduate program?

Our graduate program

Graduates are an important part of Treasury’s workforce. They are actively integrated into all aspects of Treasury from day one.

Supportive structure

We offer a supportive structure for our graduate program. This means we currently do not support placements outside of our Canberra office. We embrace an inclusive and flexible culture with opportunities to get involved with our many employee networks and connect with graduates from other departments.

Employee benefits

We have a range of benefits for employees joining Treasury. As a graduate on commencement you will receive:

  • face-to-face learning and development opportunities
  • access to unique and 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
  • competitive starting salary of $70,457 per annum + 15.4% superannuation (total remuneration package $81,307 per annum) based on a commencing at Treasury’s APS 3.2 level
  • opportunity for performance-based salary increases during the program
  • 20 days annual leave and additional office closure between Christmas and New Year
  • flexible working arrangements, including flextime and work from home options in agreement with your manager and team requirements
  • an Annual Lifestyle Contribution allowance of $600 to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can use the contribution for gym memberships or to purchase sporting equipment and apparel
  • an inclusive and diverse workplace which celebrates and recognises all staff’s backgrounds, beliefs and experiences
  • bespoke learning and development opportunities - designed using the adult learning principles of work-based, relationship-based, and formal learning
  • access to a graduate buddy who's completed the program
  • relocation assistance for eligible graduates – including 4 weeks of short-term temporary accommodation
  • on-site childcare centre and carer rooms for mothers – we are proudly accredited through the Australian Breastfeeding Association as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace
  • dedicated quiet rooms for reflection, prayer and meditation.

About the department

Treasury is the Government’s lead economic adviser.

We provide advice to the Government and implement policies and programs to achieve strong and sustainable economic and fiscal outcomes for Australians.

Central policy agency

As a central policy agency, Treasury’s role is to anticipate and analyse policy issues with a whole‑of‑economy perspective, understand government and stakeholder circumstances, and respond rapidly to changing events and directions.

Analysis and advice

At Treasury we provide sound economic analysis and informed, impactful advice on issues such as:

  • the economy
  • Budget
  • taxation
  • the financial sector
  • foreign investment
  • structural policy
  • superannuation
  • small business
  • housing affordability and
  • international economic policy.

Work with other governments

We work with state and territory governments on key economic, business and social policy, and manage federal financial relations.

To find out more about the department visit the Treasury website

Inclusion and diversity

Our employees come from all walks of life, and all corners of the Australian community.

Their perspectives, experiences and skills from many professions and backgrounds, represent diversity is all its forms.

Commitment to inclusion

Treasury is committed to growing and maintaining a safe, inclusive and welcoming work environment for all staff, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, linguistic background, age, sexuality, or disability.

Recognise diversity

We recognise that teams with diverse members are better able to contribute to our organisation’s goals. They do this through enhanced creativity, innovation and improved problem solving. Treasury can serve Australia and its people best when our workforce represents the community which we serve.

Inclusion and diversity champions

Our inclusion and diversity champions drive our inclusion agenda. Our employee networks provide support through their networking events, activities and advice. They also act as a key consultation point and contribute to work that increases diversity awareness and capability across the department.


Our networks include:

  • Reconciliation Action Plan Committee
  • Pride@Treasury Network
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Network
  • Progressing Women initiative
  • Access and Inclusion Network
  • Indigenous Employee Network

External agency partnerships

Treasury also partners with external agencies to support our inclusion agenda, and has memberships with the Australian Network on Disability, Diversity Council of Australia, Reconciliation Australia and Pride in Diversity.

Canberra a great place to live

Canberra’s population is around 400,000. As the nation’s capital, Canberra is home to Australia’s national cultural institutions. It also has exciting urban hubs in Braddon, New Acton and the Kingston Foreshore.

Canberra is a great place to live and offers a wonderful lifestyle with its 4 distinct seasons and beautiful, clean environment.

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