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Treasury offers a challenging and rewarding career for graduates. You will learn to broaden your thinking, meticulously analyse, openly question, creatively conceptualise and deliver policy advice.

You will develop a diversity of approaches to policy-making and be exposed to Australia’s fast-paced policy and political environment. You will use and develop the knowledge and skills gained through your tertiary studies and develop new skills, which will support your career progression.

We are looking for graduates with degrees across a range of disciplines, particularly economics, law, business, finance, public policy, political science and mathematics.

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

To apply for the Treasury Graduate Program you need to:

  • be an Australian citizen;
  • be willing to relocate to Canberra;
  • be eligible to obtain a valid Australian Government security clearance; and
  • have recently completed, or will complete within 5 years of applying, a minimum of an Australian recognised Bachelor degree.

Working at the Treasury – Kristina Nemet

Working at the Treasury – Graduates


Tam, 2016 Graduate

Having studied economics and participated in not-for-profit and volunteer work at University, I wanted to work somewhere which would allow me to use my qualifications and skills to contribute to the wider community. Treasury has provided me this opportunity. I have worked on a number of significant projects ranging from the Health and Social Services policy to the Foreign Policy White Paper. The work is diverse and challenging, allowing me to continue to develop the knowledge and skills I need for a successful career.

Kathryn, 2016 Graduate

As a central agency, Treasury examines policy issues with a whole-of- government perspective. It understands both government and key stakeholder requirements and responds to changing economic and societal environments. My political and social science background enabled me to jump right into the policy development process. In my second rotation in Revenue Group, I have been heavily involved in aligning Australia’s tax policies with the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Action Plan to tackle multinational tax avoidance. A highlight of my rotation was helping to develop a new policy to introduce protections for those who blow the whistle on tax avoidance. This included drafting a public consultation paper and engaging with key stakeholders throughout the policy development process. Treasury provides an extensive development program with lots of opportunities for future growth.

Glenn, 2016 Graduate

Treasury allows graduates to be at the forefront of public policy and economic analysis. In my rotations at Treasury, I have been able to play a lead role in the investigation and analysis of productivity and the digital economy. This work enabled me to build my leadership, communication and stakeholder liaison skills, whilst contributing to important public policy.

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