Department of Finance

Program Details


Applications for the 2021 Graduate Program will open in March 2020.

(Details of the program, and how to apply, will be available in March 2020)

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

2020 Graduates will have the opportunity to be involved with:

  • Contract development and management
  • Cloud engineering
  • Administration of revenue laws
  • Solution architecture
  • Auditing, accounting and business services
  • Insights and data analytics
  • Enterprise information management
  • Policy development
  • Business case development
  • Project management

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

The 2020 Graduate Program commences 3 February 2020.

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 $69,896 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
  • Flexible, resilient and curious
  • Innovative thinkers

To be eligible to apply applicants require:

  • Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • Completion of a university degree in 2018 or 2019   

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
  • Departmental 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.        


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