Department of the Treasury

 

We’re looking for tomorrow’s capable and professional leaders to drive policy development and make a positive contribution to raising the living standards of all Australians.

The Treasury offers firsthand experience of the workings of government and public policy development.

You will learn to broaden your thinking, meticulously analyse, openly question, creatively conceptualise and deliver policy advice. You will build relationships with our diverse stakeholders and be exposed to Australia’s complex economic policy and political environment.

The Treasury is best known for producing the Australian Government’s annual budget, but we do much more than that. We also work to strengthen Australia by developing key policies on: tax and the economy; financial, foreign investment, competition, social and broader structural policy. 

Our 18-month graduate program includes three six-month placements providing you with the opportunity to work across a variety of policy areas. We have an extensive development program including on-the-job learning, interactive policy analysis and technical skill development from subject matter experts.

As a Treasury graduate you could be a part of:

  • preparing advice for the Treasurer
  • policy development from conception to legislation and program delivery
  • the budget process from beginning to end
  • drafting correspondence for Ministers

We’re looking for applications from graduates across a range of disciplines, particularly economics, law, business, finance, public policy, political science and mathematics. Our commitment to you is professional enrichment for a successful public or private sector career.

Areas of specialisation: 
All disciplines, particularly economics, law, business, finance, public policy, political science and mathematics