Are you a graduate in accounting, commerce, economics and finance? Do you want career opportunities that are satisfying, challenging
and allow you to realise your full potential? Would you like the chance to diversify your talents and move into areas
in which you may not have experience or formal qualifications?
You can work for a South Australian public sector agency such as Department of Treasury and Finance, SA Police, SA Health,
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Funds SA, Attorney-General’s Department, Shared Services SA, or
one of many others.
The Department of Treasury and Finance’s Graduate Development Program provides a structured training program during the first
12 months for graduates employed in finance-related roles across the Government of South Australia.
Salary and benefits
2017 graduates commence at the AS02 level (approx. $55,600 inclusive of 9.5% superannuation) which is a competitive graduate
salary in comparison with private sector entities in South Australia. After your graduate year, you will generally progress
to the ASO3 level (approx. $64,800 inclusive of 9.5% superannuation). Graduates with an Honours degree and at least one
year of relevant work experience commence at the AS03 level.
Other benefits include access to flexi-time and other flexible work arrangements, four weeks annual leave per year, professional
development and continuing education opportunities with study leave and fee reimbursement, 9.5% compulsory superannuation
and salary sacrifice options.
Key dates for the 2017 intake
- Applications open Tuesday 01 March 2016
- Applications close Friday 15 April 2016
- Short-listing occurs mid-May 2016
- Interviews from May/June 2016 onwards
- Offers from June/July 2016 onwards
- Commence work in January 2017 (or earlier as negotiated between the agency and the prospective graduate).
There may be another opportunity to apply later in 2016 depending on the demand for graduates by state government agencies.
We strongly recommend you read through our completing your application section before beginning your application.
Once your application has been submitted, you should receive an automated e-mail advising you that your application has been
We will aim to have accessed all applications and have a shortlist of candidates 3-4 weeks after the application closing
date. This shortlist is provided to all state government agencies that have indicated an interest in recruiting a graduate
in a finance-related role. You will also receive an email notification if you have been shortlisted.
If you applied for a graduate program in a previous year, you need to reapply if you’re still interested in a GDP graduate
Note that you cannot save you application and need to complete and submit it once you have started.
Please ensure have the following documents ready to be uploaded before you start your application:
- curriculum vitae / resume
- academic transcript
- your response to the four selection criteria
- your cover letter (optional)