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Queensland Treasury Graduate Programs and Jobs

Queensland Treasury is the government’s principal source of trusted, impartial and influential advice for the economy and state finances.

We drive better – and lasting – outcomes for Queenslanders by:

  • managing Queensland’s finances
  • administering grants and collecting taxes
  • providing economic, statistical and commercial advice to government
  • advocating for strong policy outcomes that support Queenslanders into the future.

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About Treasury

Queensland Treasury

Queensland Treasury is a wide-ranging policy and service agency, covering economic and fiscal advice, strategy and policy, including each year’s State Budget; statistical and demographic research; intergovernmental fiscal relations; commercial and procurement services; state revenue and grants management and penalty debt management.

Queensland Treasury facilitates trusted, impartial, and influential advice on the economy and state finances and is dedicated to delivering prosperity for Queenslanders now and into the future. We pursue this through our strategic objectives by:

  • enabling sustainable growth that supports current and future government objectives
  • partnering proactively to facilitate better outcomes for the community
  • ensuring services are tailored, fit for purpose and easy to access
  • developing a capable and flexible workforce that can lead in policy development and service delivery.

As a central agency, we work across government to prioritise funding to deliver against the government’s priorities for the major challenges facing Queensland.

Our Future State: Advancing Queensland’s Priorities are:

  • Create jobs in a strong economy – creating jobs, increasing private sector investment, engaging more young Queenslanders in education, training or work.
  • Give all children a great start – increasing the number of babies born healthier, increasing childhood immunisation rates, improving wellbeing prior to school.
  • Keep Queenslanders healthy – increasing the number of Queenslanders with a healthy body weight, reducing suicides.
  • Keep communities safe – reducing the rate of crime victims, reducing rates of youth reoffending.
  • Protect the Great Barrier Reef – reducing Queensland’s contribution to climate change, improving water quality.
  • Be a responsive government – making Queensland Government services easy to use.

We are also responsible for managing the government’s fiscal strategy, which is structured around:

  • ongoing reductions in Queensland’s relative debt burden
  • targeting a net operating surplus
  • managing the capital program
  • maintaining competitive taxation
  • targeting full funding of long-term liabilities
  • maintaining a sustainable public service

Our highly skilled and capable people are able to fulfil our purpose because they practise the public service values of:

  • customers first
  • ideas into action
  • unleash potential
  • be courageous
  • empower people.

Our Graduate Program

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Our graduate program is your opportunity to achieve great things for yourself and for Queensland by working with highly skilled professionals in a diverse and flexible environment.

As a participant in Treasury’s graduate program, you will be able to build on the learnings from your university studies, and establish lifelong networks with graduates, colleagues and associates from across the public sector.

From the moment you join our team, our focus is on supporting you to reach your full potential.

Queensland Treasury’s GRADStart graduate program is a tailored 12-month program consisting of on-the-job learning and development, formal training programs, comprehensive supervisor and mentor support, and internal and external networking opportunities, which will assist you to achieve your career goals.


During the program, you will rotate through three different work areas, where you will work on a variety of meaningful projects and contribute to solutions, which have a lasting impact on Queenslanders. These rotations will broaden your experience and expose you to the diversity of services that Queensland Treasury is responsible for. You may work on public infrastructure projects and services; provide advice on financial, economic, and public policy issues; or assist with delivering the state budget.

At the end of the program you will have a broad understanding of the range of areas Treasury deals with, while having enough time in each rotation to develop useable skills and experience.


  • a structured 12-month professional and personal development plan
  • comprehensive training
  • ongoing career development support
  • networking opportunities internal and external to Queensland Treasury.
  • permanent appointment with a starting salary of $62,430 per annum, increased after 12 months, plus up to 12.75% superannuation
  • generous leave provisions
  • flexible work-life balance opportunities, with a 36.25 hour working week
  • salary packaging
  • career progression
  • exposure to diverse teams of professionals who are committed to improving the lives of Queenslanders.

What our Graduates Have to Say

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Roshana Hall – Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)/Bachelor of Development Economics

“The graduate program gave me a fantastic start, with the networks I’ve built across Treasury now proving invaluable in my day-to-day work.”

Matthew Kelly – Bachelor of Economics

“During the grad program at Queensland Treasury I had the opportunity to work with a lot of great people who were genuinely interested in my development and who ensured I had both challenging and interesting work.”

Ryan Halverson – Bachelor of Economics/Law (Hons)

“The Treasury graduate program has enabled me to hone my skills as an economist, contribute to the development of public policy in Queensland, establish valuable networks and further develop myself both professionally and personally.”

Aiden Weir – Bachelor of Accounting/Business Management

“The Treasury Grad Program has an excellent and varied training program which helped me enhance my knowledge and skills base, and to contribute more to my team.”

Kasun Udugama – Bachelor of Chemical Engineering/Commerce

“The skills and experiences that I have gained through the Treasury graduate program has helped set me up for the rest of my career. The friendly and rewarding working environment in Treasury has allowed me to feel right at home.”

Shalom Roes – Bachelor of Business Management (International Business)

“The Graduate Program provided an environment that allowed me to find my feet in Government and discover what I’m passionate about.”

Elina Lane – Bachelor of Economics

“The variety of work, support and networks gained during my graduate year made me grow and learn immensely as a professional and I couldn't think of a better place to kickstart, and to continue on with, my career.”

Lauren Foxwell – (Bachelor of Business (HR Management)

“The GradSTART program has been an amazing stepping stone towards developing my professional career. It has allowed me to try new things, enhance my knowledge and skills, and build enduring relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. The people at Queensland Treasury are super supportive, they listen and value your input.”

Leeonee Thompson – (Bachelor of Laws)

“I have worked in wonderful teams with amazing people. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, which makes transitions between different roles quite easy.

“I appreciate how willing everyone is in sharing their knowledge and experience, and how accessible people in leadership positions are. It makes for a great organisation to work in.”

Who are we looking for?

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As a GRADStart candidate, you will have a drive to succeed, initiative, innovation and great analytical skills. You think strategically, communicate with influence, and are great with people. You will embody the public service values and put customers first; put ideas into action; unleash potential; be courageous; and empower people.

Queensland Treasury is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Indigenous Australian peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.


Treasury is a diverse organisation offering an exciting range of employment opportunities for recent graduates. We welcome applications from all disciplines, particularly:

  • economics
  • finance
  • accounting
  • commerce
  • public policy
  • law
  • mathematics and statistics.

From time to time, we also need people from other specialist fields, so if you want to work with us, please consider applying even if your field of study is outside the core areas listed above.


To be eligible for our 2021 graduate program you must be:

  • a recent graduate (within the last two years) or due to graduate before the program commences in February 2021
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or an Australian permanent resident

How to apply?

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