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Department of the Treasury

  • 500 - 1,000 employees

2021 Treasury Graduate Development Program

Canberra, ACT
The Graduate Development Program offers recent university graduates the opportunity to join the Australian Government's leading economic adviser.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Types
Graduate Job
AUD 60,000 - AUD 64,999

Application dates

Applications Close
3 May 2020

Minimum requirements

Level of Study
Graduation Results
65 - 74% WAM (Credit)
Accepting International Applications
Degrees Accepted
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration & Management
Human Resources
Communication & Media Studies
Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Music & Performing Arts
Mathematics & Statistics
Policy Studies
Political Science
Public Administration
Social Work & Sociology
Computer Graphics & Animation
Cyber Security
Data Science
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law

Our graduates work on:

  • economic, fiscal, tax, market and social policies
  • Australia's Budget
  • foreign investment and trade
  • financial services and systems
  • black economy
  • domestic and international macroeconomic forecasting and conditions,
  • laws which affect taxation, corporations, and retirement income.

It takes many different people to give economic advice to the Government.  That's why we're looking for graduates with degrees across a range of disciplines.  Our previous graduates have degrees ranging from economics, law, business and finance to public policy, political sciences, mathematics, and statistics.  But don't let that stop you from applying.  If you have a degree that is relevant to what we do, we encourage you to apply.

Our two-year graduate development program offers you targeted training and development, along with two work rotations, to develop your skills, knowledge, and confidence as a valued member of Treasury and contributor to what it does.

We embrace an inclusive and flexible culture and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with our many social networks. There are also events scheduled throughout the program that will allow you to broaden your social network and interact with graduates from across the Australian Public Service (APS).

For more information, please visit the Graduate Development Program website.

Your application must include your:

  • resume
  • academic transcripts; and
  • answers to the targeted selection criteria questions.

Australian Public Service Economist Stream

The Treasury is leading the Australian Public Service Graduate Economist Stream where you have the opportunity to apply for Economist Graduate roles in various APS agencies in 2021. Candidates with the following qualifications are eligible to apply under the 'APS Economist Stream' when completing their application for the Treasury Graduate Development Program:

  • Bachelor degree or Master of Economics
  • Major in Economics as part of your degree

By opting into the Economist Stream, you are not only applying for a role as a graduate Economist at the Treasury, but you will also be considered for graduate Economist positions in other APS Agencies.

Your application under the APS Economist Stream will be assessed in the same way as the Treasury Graduate Development Program. At the end of the selection process, if you are found to be suitable, you may be offered a graduate Economist position at Treasury or other APS agencies.

In your application, you will be prompted to opt-in to the Economist Stream if you meet the eligibility criteria.


To apply for the Treasury Graduate Development Program you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must be an Australian citizen by the end of the calendar year in which you apply.
  • You need to complete an Australian-recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree by the end of the calendar year in which you apply (the minimum requirement is a bachelor's degree).
  • Your most recent qualifying degree must be no more than five years old on the date you lodge your application. You must be willing and able to move to Canberra for the duration of the program.
  • You must be able to obtain a valid Australian Government security clearance prior to your commencement.

If your only qualifying degree is from an overseas university, you will need to provide us with a statement verifying the recognition of your qualifications from an Australian state or territory government overseas qualifications unit. We will not consider your application without this supporting documentation.


RecruitAbility is a scheme that aims to attract applicants with disability. Applicants who opt in to the scheme and meet the minimum requirements of the role are advanced to a further stage in the selection process. Merit remains the basis for engagement and promotion.

If you identify as a person with a disability, you can 'opt in' for RecruitAbility on the application form.

Further information on RecruitAbility is available on the Australian Public Service Commission's website.

Start your application by clicking on the 'Apply now' button below.

Note: the salaries referenced in this advertisement will take effect from November 2020 in line with the 2018 - 2021 Treasury Enterprise Agreement.


Graduate Success Stories

  • Graduate stories
The opportunity to work across a variety of areas has allowed me to contribute to policies that benefit all Australians.


  • Graduate stories
The opportunity to work across a variety of areas has allowed me to contribute to policies that benefit all Australians.