Questions and Answers

Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants for the ACT Treasury Graduate Program, as a minimum, require a three-year bachelor degree from an Australian University or an equivalent degree as recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR).  If you have an overseas degree it is your responsibility to gain recognition through NOOSR at your own cost. 

To be eligible to work in the ACT Public Service you must be an Australian citizen, Permanent Resident, or New Zealand Special Category Visa holder.

When are applications due?

Applications for the ACT Treasury Graduate Program, Cadetships and the Vacation Work Program close at different times throughout the year.  For further information, please refer to Key Dates.

To register your interest for future intakes please email the Graduate Co-ordinator at

Where will I be working?

All positions are located in the Treasury Directorate in Canberra.  

Successful candidates will be placed in positions that suit their skills and interests, and allow for and promote their professional development.

What would my starting salary be, and when would I commence?

Successful graduates will enjoy a current salary of $58,870* per annum with scope for increases plus a minimum employer-funded superannuation contribution of 9%.  

You would be expected to start in January, however, an alternate commencement date may be negotiated with Treasury to suit your personal circumstances.

If I have to relocate to Canberra, will I receive assistance?

Reasonable relocation expenses will be paid if you are coming from interstate. This is normally the cost of moving yourself and your belongings to Canberra on a once only uplift basis, as well as the cost of  temporary accommodation in Canberra once you arrive.   The Department will make these arrangements. For further information, please refer to Moving to Canberra.

What happens if I am selected for an interview, but I do not live in Canberra?

No candidate will be disadvantaged because he or she does not live or reside in Canberra. If a candidate is selected for an interview, arrangements will be made to allow the candidate to be interviewed. These may include:
  • flying the candidate to Canberra to be interviewed; or
  • interviewing the candidate in their home state or territory.

What about equity and diversity?

The ACT Government is committed to fair, equitable, and non-discriminatory consideration of all applicants, regardless of sex, ethnic or racial origin, or physical disability.  To ensure that appropriate interview arrangements are made, applicants who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders, come from a non-English speaking background, or have a disability may wish to indicate this to the Graduate Coordinator and/or in their application.

*The rate of pay is at the base of an Administrative Service Officer Class 4, and is based on the ACTPS Treasury Directorate Enterprise Agreement 2011-2013.

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