• Program Details

    Applications for the 2018 Graduate Program will open Monday 12 June and close Thursday 13 July 2017 at 4.00pm.  

    We encourage graduates to be proactive and open to the multiple career opportunities available throughout the Department. To achieve this variety and promote innovation, graduates participate in a rotation system; placement is determined by business needs, qualification relevance and career interest.

    The graduate program is for twelve months with graduates exposed to three rotations in diverse business areas within the Department. Placements may provide the opportunity to be involved in:

    • Contract development and management
    • Policy development
    • Administration of revenue laws
    • Program implementation
    • Auditing, accounting and business services
    • Human resource management
    • Project management
    • Information and communication technologies

    In each rotation graduates have a work plan that specifies placement objectives and outcomes.

    The selected 2018 Graduates need to be able to start as of Monday 5     February 2018.

    Why should you apply?

    The Department of Finance offers competitive employment conditions for graduates seeking career opportunities, development and a work life balance including:

    • Starting salary of $67,896 p.a. plus superannuation
    • Possibility for extension or permanency
    • Training and development
    • Flexible working conditions
    • Extensive support networks
    • Community impact
    • Diversity

    Who are we looking for?

    We look for graduates who are:

    • Results driven with an ability to build positive relationships and networks
    • A flexible, resilient and curious approach
    • Innovative thinking
    • A desire to learn, be challenged and strive to achieve each day

    To be eligible to apply applicants require:

    • Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency
    • Completion of a university degree in 2016 or 2017  

    In the selection process the following requirements will be assessed:

    • Course weighted average (%)
    • Research skills
    • Written communication skills
    • Initiative
    • Conceptual and analytical skills
    • Oral communication and interpersonal skills
    • Teamwork skills
    • Values

    How to apply

    Details of how to apply are provided under Related Links on this page. It is important that you follow these guidelines when preparing and lodging your application. Applicants that do not follow the guidelines will not be considered for an interview.