• Student and Graduate Opportunities

    Graduate Program 2016

    The Department of Treasury offers a number of opportunities to launch your career in the public sector from vacation and professional placements to graduate programs. By starting your career with Treasury, you will contribute to shaping and influencing government decisions, build professional networks and actively contribute to the State’s economy, budget and community whilst working on high profile State projects. 

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    Graduate Program

    Applications now closed for the 2020 Treasury Graduate Program

    The Treasury Graduate Program is a structured learning and development program that runs for 18 months with three rotations. During your rotations, you will experience a broad overview of the diverse areas of Treasury, be exposed to high profile State projects, build professional networks and engage in further learning and development. 

    As a Graduate Officer, you will perform challenging and interesting work and deal with a wide range of issues and stakeholders within government and across various industries with a potential rotation to the Western Australian Treasury Corporation. There is also the opportunity to secure a permanent role with Treasury after the graduate program, subject to satisfactory performance assessment.

    Program Highlights:  

    • Training and development opportunities include participation on the Public Sector Graduate Development Program; 
    • Exposure to work across a variety of Treasury business units and be a part of working on high profile Government projects;
    • Extensive support network comprising experienced supervisors, colleagues and an allocated buddy who is part of Treasury’s Young Professionals Program;
    • Future leadership and development opportunities upon program completion including mentoring program, Executive and Director Shadowing and the Under Treasurer’s Educational Development Program; and
    • Attractive starting salary, flexible working hours and Perth CBD location. 

    The Program seeks graduates from diverse backgrounds that can demonstrate the following: 

    • High academic achievement (70% and above) with a minimum of an undergraduate degree from all disciplines particularly Accounting, Finance, Economics, Law, Business/Commerce, Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, Political Science, Public Policy and Actuarial Studies. 
    • Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency.  

    How to Apply 

    If you are interested in the 2021 Treasury Graduate Program, please register on the Treasury Talent Community here and we will keep you posted for next year’s Graduate program

    Vacation Programs

    Applications now open for Summer Vacation Program

    Treasury’s vacation programs provide an opportunity for students to experience a career with Treasury and be exposed to the diverse and high profile work that contributes to shaping and influencing government decisions. You will spend 4 to 6 weeks in one of Treasury’s business units supported by a supervisor and colleagues, learning about a career in the public sector whilst making new connections and developing new skills.

    The Programs are targeted at students in their second and last year of study and present great opportunities to experience Treasury before applying for the Treasury Graduate Program. 

    Treasury welcomes students from all degree disciplines who have an academic status of good standing.  

    Key Dates 

    2020 Summer Program ‑ 6th January 2020 ‑ Friday 14th February 2020
    Applications Now Open ‑ Tuesday, 15th October

    2020 Winter Program ‑ Monday 6th July 2020 ‑ Friday 31st July 2020
    Applications Open ‑ Monday, 6th April 2020

    How to Apply 

    Visit jobs.wa.gov.au and read the Summer Vacation Application Pack and Role Statement prior to applying. Enquires can be directed to [email protected].

    Professional Placements

    You may currently be undertaking a course that requires a work integrated learning experience for academic credit such as a professional placement. This is a great opportunity to bring your academic experience into a real workplace environment and be exposed to the diverse and high profile work of Treasury. Contact your learning institution today and find out how you can secure a professional placement experience with Treasury.


    Amanda Tan Amanda Tan

    My favourite part of the Graduate Program was working across three different divisions in Treasury. Over the course of these rotations, I have been offered a range of exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects, like the election commitment costing process during the 2017 State Election. As a graduate, I have received overwhelming support and guidance from my supervisors and peers, who have overseen my personal and professional development since day one. The on-the-job experience has also allowed me to develop my skill set, whilst providing me with the insight into Treasury’s role as a central government agency.

    Ben Mifflin
     Ben Mifflin

    The Graduate program was a fantastic introduction to working at Treasury and the WA public sector. I had access to plenty of training and additional support that helped me settle in to working here. During my time in the graduate program, I was able to get valuable experience across different areas of Treasury and worked on some substantial and challenging projects.

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