Graduates at Treasury

Department of Treasury offers a number of opportunities to launch your career in the public sector from graduate programs to vacation and professional placements.

Department of Treasury (Treasury) is the central government agency that manages Western Australia’s public sector finances and formulates and implements the annual State Budget.

We develop economic and revenue forecasts, and monitor developments in the State’s economy, major revenue bases and public sector finances, to ensure Western Australia remains on track against the State Government’s budgetary objectives and targets.

Our policy advisory role covers a wide range of issues, including Commonwealth‑State financial relations, revenue policy, public sector wages policy, public sector superannuation policy, and advice on alternative models of service delivery and infrastructure provision.

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

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2021 Treasury Graduate Program – Applications Open 22 June 2020

The Treasury Graduate Program is a structured learning and development program that runs for 18 months with three rotations in three different business areas, and the potential to have a 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.

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 across a wide range of financial and economic issues and liaise with a variety of stakeholders within government and across various industries.   

Program Highlights

  • Exposure to Government decision-making and contributing to a team working on high profile Government projects
  • Training and development opportunities including participation on the Public Sector Graduate Development Program
  • 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
  • Attractive starting salary, flexible working hours and Perth CBD location. 

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

  • High academic achievement (70% and above) with a minimum of an undergraduate degree from relevant 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 for the Treasury Talent Community and we will ensure you are kept updated on news about our upcoming recruitment.

Vacation programs

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2020 Winter Vacation Program – Applications Open 6 April 2020

Treasury’s Vacation Program provides an opportunity for students to experience a career within 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 a working life at Treasury before applying for the Treasury Graduate Program. 

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

Key Dates

Program Dates Applications Open
2020 Winter Program Monday, 22 June to Friday, 17 July 2020 Monday, 6 April 2020
2021 Summer Vacation Program Monday, 4 January to Friday, 12 February 2021 Friday, 25 September 2020
2021 Winter Vacation Program Monday, 21 June to Friday, 16 July 2021 Friday, 25 September 2020

How to Apply

If you are interested in the 2020 Treasury Winter Vacation Program, please register for the Treasury Talent Community to keep abreast of what’s happening in these programs.

Professional placements

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Bring your academic experience into a real workplace environment.

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 or send an email to Treasury Recruitment.

Page reviewed 3 March 2020
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