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Reserve Bank of Australia

Applications are submitted online


While graduates with any degree type can apply, honours and higher degrees, including double degrees, masters and PhDs, are highly valued.

Visa Requirements

Candidates must hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship, or Australian permanent residency at the time of application.

Position Locations

All Graduate Development Program and Internship Program positions are located in Sydney, NSW.

About the Recruitment Process

The RBA process is comprehensive, and assesses candidates in several stages as they progress from application to offer. Occasionally steps are omitted, added to, or occur out of their usual order, so each candidate’s individual experience may vary. The typical process is as follows:

Application StepWhat we need from youDuration

1. Online application

Presents your work and educational experience and career interests

  • CV/resume
  • Copy of Transcript
  • Details of degree(s), completion date, course names and results
  • Details of work and/or volunteer experience
  • Details of two referees

15-30 minutes

2. Online ability testing

Assesses your ability in verbal, numerical and inductive reasoning

  • Quiet, well-lit and distraction-free
  • Computer (Windows or Apple)
  • Pen, paper and calculator

90 minutes (excluding practice questions)

3. Online video interview

Assesses your motivation, experience and ability to ‘think on your feet’

  • Computer (Windows or Apple), or smartphone

15-20 minutes (excluding practice questions)

4. Online assessment

Provides insights into your interpersonal and decision- making preferences

  • Quiet, well-lit and distraction-free environment
  • Computer (Windows or Apple)

30 minutes (excluding practice questions)

5. Panel interview – behavioural and technical

Explores your motivation for application, skills and oral communication).

  • CV/resume
  • Attendance in person in Sydney,* or
  • Attendance via Skype - computer (Windows or Apple), or smartphone
60 minutes

6. Assessment centre

Assesses writing skills and confirms ability testing results

  • CV/resume
  • Attendance in person in Sydney*

90 minutes

7. Reference checking

  • Referee details – academic and professional


*The RBA will meet the costs for interstate candidates required to travel to Sydney

Current Vacancies

To see the current positions available, please navigate to Current Opportunities.

Further information

Website: Email: [email protected]


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