How many Graduates will the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) be taking for the 2018 program?

Do I have to move to Darwin to be a part of the Graduate Program?

I don’t have a degree in either finance or accounting – will I still be considered for a position on the Graduate Program?

I don’t finish my degree until the end of this semester – can I still apply now?

What is the difference between Agency, Department and business unit?

Will I get to choose which business unit I am placed within DTF?

I have submitted my application for the Graduate Program – what happens now?

If I am successful in securing a position on the Graduate Program – what should I expect in the first 12 months?

 

 

How many Graduates will DTF be taking for the 2018 program?

Although the final number will depend on business unit requirements, the number is expected to be up to 12 graduates. 
 
 
 

Do I have to move to Darwin to be a part of the Graduate Program?

Yes. All graduate positions are located in Darwin.

 

I don’t have a degree in either finance or accounting – will I still be considered for a position on the Graduate Program?

Yes! Treasury considers all applications based on their merit and ability to meet the selection criteria, regardless of the degree studied. Each year we take graduates from a variety of different backgrounds including business, management, law, commerce, economics,  and public administration, just to name a few.
 
 

I don't finish my degree until the end of this semester - can I still apply now?

Yes! As long as you are due to complete your degree before the end of 2017, you can apply for the 2018 Graduate Program.
 
 

What is the difference between Agency, Department and business unit?  

The term agency refers to a whole organisation, for example Department of Treasury and Finance, Department of Business and Department of Health. ‘agency’ and ‘department’ are used interchangeably.
 
A business unit is an area within an agency that has specified functions and contributes to the output of that agency. To see the business units that form part of Treasury, see Treasury Output Groups webpage for more information.
 
 
 

Will I get to choose which business unit I am placed within DTF? 

Your placement in a business unit is dependent on three factors:
the business requirements of that business unit; your preferences; and your qualifications. Although we endeavour to place you in one of your preferences, this may not always be the case. As part of the Graduate Program, we encourage graduates to rotate to business units where the work is different to that which they have studied, in order to develop additional skills and flexibility. Many of our previous graduates have enjoyed a ‘different’ rotation for this very reason!

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I have submitted my application for the Graduate Program – what happens now?

All applications received by the due date will be collated and summarised for the selection panel. Applicants will then be short-listed and those who appear to warrant further consideration will be contacted for interview. Please refer to the Graduate Recruitment Process for more information.
 

If I am successful in securing a position on the Graduate Program – what should I expect in the first 12 months?

Initially, you will receive a comprehensive induction that provides you with the opportunity to meet fellow graduates, Directors of Treasury and key personnel within the agency. After this, you will be placed in a business unit, and from day one, start contributing to the work of the business unit.
 
During the year, graduates are required to attend training sessions as part of the program. These sessions may involve research, group work, analysis or lecture style learning and complement the on-the-job training received within business units.
 
During the year, assessment reports are completed to ensure graduates receive timely feedback on their performance in business units. Graduates are rotated three to four times during the program to give them exposure to different functions Treasury is responsible for.