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ACT Government

4.3
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Finance and Commerce Graduate Program - Pre-register

Canberra
Join our 2025 ACT Government Graduate Program and we can support you to develop skills, knowledge and networks to build a rewarding career.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
70-110
Salary
AUD 76,000
Start Date
5 Feb 2025

Application dates

Applications Open
20 Mar 2024
Applications Close
30 Apr 2024

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
B
Accounting
Commerce
Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business
Business Administration
International Business
Management
Office Studies
Project Management
Event Management
Economics
Human Resources
Hospitality Management
Retail & Merchandising
Tourism
Marketing & Advertising
Public Relations
Transport, Logistics & Procurement
C
Communication
Media Studies
Fashion Design
Film & TV
Fine Arts
Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Creative Writing
Journalism
Music
Performing Arts
Photography
Creative Arts (all other)
Animation, Visual Effects & Post Production
E
Aerospace Engineering
Air Traffic Control
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Aircraft Operation & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
Geotechnical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
G
General Skills & Pathways
H
Anthropology
Geography
Classics
Criminology
Gender Studies
Indigenous Studies
International Development
Peace & Conflict
Refugees & Forced Migration
Archaeology
History
International Studies
Modern Languages
Literature
Linguistics
Translating & Interpreting
Librarianship & Curatorial Studies
Philosophy
Policy Studies
Political Science
Public Administration
Social Work & Sociology
Theology & Comparative Religion
Humanities (all other)
Social Science (all other)
Liberal Arts
I
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
Design & User Experience
L
Justice & Law Enforcement
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law
Legal Studies
M
Audiology
Speech Pathology
Biomedical Science
Chiropractic & Osteopathy
Dentistry & Dental Science
Exercise & Sports Science
Health Administration
Addiction Medicine
Anaesthesia
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
General Practice
Intensive Care Medicine
Medical Administration
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Ophthalmology
Paediatrics & Child Health
Pain Medicine
Palliative Medicine
Pathology
Physician
Psychiatry
Public Health Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Radiology
Rehabilitation Medicine
Sexual Health Medicine
Sport & Exercise Medicine
Surgery
Naturopathy, Acupuncture & Complementary Medicine
Aged Care Nursing
Community Nursing
Critical Care Nursing
Family & Child Health Nursing
Mental Health Nursing
Midwifery
Nursing & Midwifery (all other)
Nutrition & Dietetics
Occupational Therapy
Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
Paramedic Science
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Massage Therapy
Physiotherapy
Rehabilitation Therapies
Podiatry
Environmental Health
Epidemiology
Health Promotion
Human Movement
Indigenous Health
Public Health (all other)
Occupational Health & Safety
Radiography
Medical & Health Sciences (all other)
Medical Technology
Counselling
Psychology
P
Architecture
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Construction Management
Property, Land & Real Estate
Quantity Surveying
Sustainable Development
Urban Design & Town Planning
S
Agribusiness
Agricultural Science
Aquaculture & Fisheries
Viticulture
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Studies
Forestry Studies
Parks & Wildlife Management
Food Science
Forensic Science
Genetics
Geology
Laboratory Technology
Marine Science
Physics & Astronomy
Veterinary Science
Sciences (all other)
Spatial Science
T
Building
Carpentry
Heating, Ventilation & Cooling
Flooring, Plastering & Tiling
Plumbing & Gasfitting
Bricklaying & Stonemasonry
Electrical
Glass & Glazing
Landscaping & Horticulture
Automotive

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

See details

Working rights

Australia

  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
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ACT Government is a professional, diverse and progressive organisation. Our work directly serves the needs of the Canberra community. Working with us, you can make a difference in people’s lives every day. Join our 2025 ACT Government Graduate Program and we can support you to develop skills, knowledge and networks to build an exciting and rewarding career.

Applications for the ACT Government Graduate Program are now open. Applications close on Sunday 30 April at AEDT 11:59 pm.

What we offer you

  • A competitive salary; The ACT Government Graduate program offers one of the highest salary packages in the Australian public sector, starting at $76,255. This competitive remuneration package demonstrates how highly the Service values your skills and expertise.

A 10-month development program designed to support graduates to establish themselves and grow their career in the Service, including:

  • Three rotations in different roles across ACT Government, providing foundational on-the-job learning and networks
  • A tailored Learning and Development offering across a range of core subjects designed to compliment your work experience
  • A range of supportive mentoring and networking opportunities and events
  • A cohesive and supported graduate cohort to network and learn with
  • A permanent role and promotion to an Administrative Service Officer Class 5 upon completion of the program
  • Flexible work arrangements and a healthy work/life balance, and
  • The opportunity to make a real impact

ACT Government can offer you diverse and rewarding career opportunities. So, where do YOU belong? 

Career paths and opportunities through the ACT Government Graduate Program

We offer an unrivalled range of career paths across numerous Service areas.

In ACT Government our work is diverse and we need people with all types of qualifications and backgrounds. That’s why we are encouraging applications from people with a broad range of skills and experience. We recruit from a range of core skillsets and qualifications:

Finance and Commerce

  • Finance
  • Economics

HR & Business

  • Public Policy
  • Governance
  • Project Management
  • Media & Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Administration
  • Legal policy (non-legal practising roles)

ICT

  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Data Science & Analytics
  • Digital Technology
  • Arts & Humanities

Infrastructure

  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science

The ACT Government Employee Values and Signature Behaviours of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration and Innovation define who we are as an organisation and exemplify ways of working and the workplace culture that the ACT Government strives to nurture. They are the touchstones by which we should measure our own – and others’ – behaviour, and what we value for when recruiting people to the ACT Government. 

In addition, in our graduates we are looking for: 

  • are innovative thinkers
  • have strong communication skills
  • can think analytically
  • can work effectively in a team environment
  • have a strong customer service focus
  • are enthusiastic and pro-active
  • are committed to quality
  • have strong time management skills

You will be asked to select an area of interest that aligns with where you want to build your career. 

Eligibility for our program 

To be eligible for the ACT Government Graduate Program, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, Permanent Resident or New Zealand citizen; and;
  • have completed an Australian university degree, or an equivalent degree as recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR), within the last five years (between 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2024)
  • be available to start work on Monday, 5 February 2025

The ACT Government Graduate Program offers adjusted eligibility for people from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with a Disability. If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person or person with a Disability you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, Permanent Resident or New Zealand citizen; and;
  • have completed an Australian university degree, or an equivalent degree as recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR), within the last seven years (1 January 2018 to 31 December 2024).

*Please note: that evidence of citizenship or permanent residency will be required by 30 September 2024 to be eligible for the ACT Government Graduate Program.

Inclusive workplace 

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, neurodiverse people, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ+ are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact GraduateTalent@act.gov.au

Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor or higher
Study Field
B
Accounting
Commerce
Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business
Business Administration
Event Management
International Business
Management
Office Studies
Economics
Human Resources
Hospitality Management
Retail & Merchandising
Tourism
E
Aerospace Engineering
Air Traffic Control
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Aircraft Operation & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
G
General Skills & Pathways
H
Anthropology
Geography
Archaeology
History
Classics
Criminology
Gender Studies
Indigenous Studies
International Development
Peace & Conflict
Refugees & Forced Migration
Humanities (all other)
I
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
L
Justice & Law Enforcement
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law
Legal Studies

Work rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.

country
eligibility

Australia

Australia

Australian Citizen

Australian Permanent Resident


Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Rachel Bernabe studied a Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations and Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management at the University of Canberra and is now a Content Marketing Officer, VisitCanberra at ACT Government.

Rachel Bernabe

  • Graduate stories
Rachel Bernabe studied a Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations and Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management at the University of Canberra and is now a Content Marketing Officer, VisitCanberra at ACT Government.

Rachel Bernabe

  • Graduate stories
Ashleigh Cockburn studied a Bachelor of Social Science at the University of Waikato and is now a Policy & Programs Officer at ACT Government.

Ashleigh Cockburn

  • Graduate stories
Ashleigh Cockburn studied a Bachelor of Social Science at the University of Waikato and is now a Policy & Programs Officer at ACT Government.

Ashleigh Cockburn

  • Graduate stories
Rachel Bernabe studied a Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations and Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management at the University of Canberra and is now a Content Marketing Officer, VisitCanberra at ACT Government.

Rachel Bernabe

  • Graduate stories
Rachel Bernabe studied a Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations and Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management at the University of Canberra and is now a Content Marketing Officer, VisitCanberra at ACT Government.

Rachel Bernabe

  • Graduate stories
Ashleigh Cockburn studied a Bachelor of Social Science at the University of Waikato and is now a Policy & Programs Officer at ACT Government.

Ashleigh Cockburn

  • Graduate stories
Ashleigh Cockburn studied a Bachelor of Social Science at the University of Waikato and is now a Policy & Programs Officer at ACT Government.

Ashleigh Cockburn