Treasury cadetship program

Applications now open for our 2023 cadetship program. Applications close 16 June 2023.

Start your career with a cadetship at Queensland Treasury and make a difference to Queenslanders.

Treasury’s cadetship program is designed for university students seeking paid, part-time work in their chosen discipline while they continue their studies. A cadetship placement offers the opportunity for self-motivated students to broaden their experience and give them an understanding of the work Queensland Treasury does.

2023 cadetships commence July 2023.

Why Queensland Treasury?

We are the Queensland Government’s foremost expert on fiscal and economic matters and steward of Queensland’s finances. At Treasury, you’ll have the opportunity to gain broad experience in a supportive environment and work on high-impact projects that contribute to Queensland’s prosperity and make a difference to the lives of everyday Queenslanders.

We know that fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace supports us in our drive for excellence in public policy making and fiscal sustainability.

At Queensland Treasury, you can make a difference.

See What we do to learn more about our key responsibilities.

Who are we looking for?

Treasury’s cadetship program particularly welcomes applications from Aboriginal peoples, Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability, and neurodivergent people.

On a personal level, you will have a drive to succeed, show initiative, be innovative and have great analytical skills. You think strategically, communicate with influence and are great with people. Your client mindset is balanced with a commitment to delivering excellence in meeting community priorities.

Treasury is a diverse organisation offering an exciting range of employment opportunities university students. Some of the roles you may support include Treasury analyst, Commercial analyst, Economist, Policy officer, Accountant, Statistician, Investigation officer, and Revenue analyst.

This year we welcome applications for our 2023 cohort from the following disciplines:

  • Economics (including property economics)
  • Commerce
  • Property economics (or majors in real estate)
  • Data analytics
  • Business management

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

What does the program offer?

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

From the moment you join our 12-month cadetship program, our focus is on providing exposure to areas that complement your study to help you reach your full potential. We offer you:

  • a 12-month temporary part-time engagement with a minimum of one day paid work per week ($478.58 gross for 14.5 hours per fortnight plus generous leave provisions)
  • access to experts in your field to complement your study and embed your learning
  • skills and experience to draw on for future applications to our graduate program, roles in Treasury, the broader public sector or your chosen career path
  • networking opportunities, both internal and external to Treasury
  • flexible work-life balance opportunities
  • an inclusive and collaborative workplace.

Apply now or contact us at or more information.

Are you eligible?

To be eligible for our 2023 cadetship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • be a current university student expecting to graduate by February 2025
  • be an Australian citizen, or a person who resides in Australia and has permission under the law of the Commonwealth to work in Australia
  • are undertaking undergraduate or post-graduate studies in at least one of the targeted disciplines (or another specialist discipline and have a strong desire to work at Treasury).

All nominated applicants will be required to provide written consent to criminal history checks.

Apply now if this is you!

Last updated: 24 May 2023