2019 Treasury Graduate Program (Affirmative Measures)

Department of the Treasury

APS Level 3, Graduate APS - ~ $63,259

Ongoing, Full-time

Parkes - ACT

Closing date: Tuesday, 1 May 2018

41 days to apply

Job description


The Treasury is seeking graduates for our 2019 Graduate Program, commencing 4 February 2019. Our program offers recent university graduates the opportunity to join Australias leading economic policy adviser.

The Treasury is focussed on increasing Indigenous representation and engagement in recognition of the vital contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can make across economic, cultural and organisational domains. By joining us, you will have the opportunity to build Treasury’s knowledge, understanding and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and ensure our work continues to represent the Australian population we serve.

The Treasury is best known for producing the Australian Government’s annual budget, but we do much more than that. We cover the waterfront – everything from working with the states and territories on significant public policy matters; forming a view about the global and domestic economic conditions; and shaping the tax, superannuation and financial systems that are fundamental to how our economy functions.

Our two-year graduate program, consisting of two placements in diverse policy areas, will further develop and embed your skills so you can contribute to the work of the Department on both short and long-term projects. We have an extensive development program including on-the-job learning, interactive policy analysis and technical skill development from subject matter experts.

Were looking for tomorrows capable and professional leaders to drive policy development and make a positive contribution to raising the living standards of all Australians.

In order to obtain the position description for this vacancy, please click on the Apply Online button at the bottom of this advertisement.


The Treasury is seeking capable and enthusiastic graduates who have an interest in public policy.

We are looking for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates across a range of disciplines, particularly economics/econometrics, law, business/commerce, finance, public policy, political science and mathematics.

To be eligible to apply to the 2019 Treasury Graduate Program you need to: be an Australian citizen or be granted citizenship by 30 June 2018; be willing to relocate to Canberra; be eligible to obtain a valid Australian Government security clearance prior to commencement and maintain this clearance for the duration of your employment; and have recently completed within the last five years, or will complete in 2018, a minimum of an Australian-recognised bachelor degree. Affirmative Measures applicants must also provide confirmation of heritage prior to being offered a role.


The Treasury values and is committed to continuing to grow its diverse workforce of people with varying backgrounds, expertise, experience and professional qualifications.

The Treasury seeks applications from all interested parties, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or age; and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, persons with disability, and people from culturally linguistic and diverse backgrounds.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

This vacancy has been nominated for filling within the agencys graduate program. A graduate program is a structured, on the job program, designed to introduce graduates to an APS organisation. Successful applicants receive training and development, mentoring and on the job support.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see: http://www.apsc.gov.au/priorities/disability/recruitability.

For more information:

Graduate Program Team, (02) 6263 2222

Position number:

Vacancy N.N. 10721155

Agency website:

Department of the Treasury website