GRADStart graduate program

Queensland Treasury’s GRADStart graduate program is tailored to assist you achieve your career goals.

During the 12-month program, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a variety of training programs, rotate through different work areas, and participate in other activities that will build on your skills and create valuable networks to assist in your career.

Most of your learning during your graduate year will take place ‘on-the-job’ complemented by face-to-face training and other learning and development opportunities.

Why Queensland Government?

As a Queensland public sector employee, you will enjoy all the benefits of working for the Queensland Government, including flexibility and variety of work.

Why Treasury

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.

From the moment you join our team, our focus is on supporting you to reach your full potential. When you perform at your best, Queensland does too.

We are the government’s expert on state finances and the economy. With Treasury, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects and contribute to solutions that have a lasting impact on Queensland’s prosperity.

Program Highlights

Our graduate program offers you:

  • a structured 12-month professional and personal development plan, with comprehensive training
  • ongoing career development
  • rotation through different work areas
  • networking opportunities, both internal and external to Treasury.

We also offer:

  • a starting salary of $60,605 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.

What our graduates have to say

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 graduate program at 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.”

Caity Smith – Bachelor of Law (Hons)/Business (HR and Finance)

“As part of the graduate program, I was involved in a variety of projects that gave me vast exposure to different aspects of both internal Treasury and external stakeholders.”

Aiden Weir – Bachelor of Accounting/Business Management

“The Treasury graduate program has an excellent and varied training program which helped 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 have 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.”

Shālom Roes – Bachelor of Business Management (International Business)

“The Treasury graduate program provided an environment that allowed me to find my feet in government and discover what I’m passionate about.”

Who are we looking for?

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.

Treasury is a diverse organisation offering an exciting range of employment opportunities for recent graduates (including post-graduate qualifications). We welcome applications from all disciplines, particularly:

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.

Are you eligible?

To be eligible for our 2020 graduate program you must be:

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

For example:

Examples of eligible graduates Examples of graduates who are not eligible
  • Bachelor of Finance with expected completion in November 2019
  • Bachelor of Economics completed November 2018 and currently completing Master of Commerce with expected completion in November 2020
  • Bachelor of Mathematics / Bachelor of Arts with expected completion in June 2020
  • Bachelor of Business completed June 2016 and currently completing Master of Commerce with expected completion in June 2020

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

How to apply

Applications for Queensland Treasury’s 2020 Graduate Program have closed.

Additional information

The Queensland Government Graduate Portal is your gateway to a wide range of graduate positions and student opportunities in the Queensland Government.

For more information about the Treasury’s GRADStart graduate program recruitment process, email or call (07) 3035 3519.

Last updated: 27 November 2019