Cadet program

Want to gain some professional experience in your degree area and make a difference to the Tasmanian community? Why not apply for Treasury's cadetship program.

During your cadetship, you will study part-time for an undergraduate degree and learn many areas of Treasury's business. There are placements throughout nearly all work branches in the Department (covering a wide variety of issues for which Treasury has responsibility) and Cadets rotate through them on a 12 monthly basis. You will receive time off to attend lectures, tutorials, and exams, over and above normal leave entitlements.

Our cadets undertake a range of degrees, mostly in Business and Economics, with majors in disciplines such as accounting, finance, business economics, analytical economics and public policy.

What work will I be doing?

You will undertake research and administrative work across the agency, and can be involved in standard tasks or in larger projects. Treasury will aim to develop you for a future career with us through grass roots exposure to our broad responsibility areas and though ongoing training and skills development.


Duties and responsibilities are to assist with:

  • Research and analysis into economic, financial, regulatory, budgetary and public policy issues.
  • Preparation of written correspondence, reports and submissions.
  • Planning, development and implementation of financial management policies, processes and strategies.
  • Maintaining financial management systems and other databases.
  • Project work.
  • Coordinating meetings, conferences and seminars including materials, administrative support, taking notes and minutes.

What we look for

We look for people who are excited about our vision and values. If you are results oriented and want to help us achieve our corporate goals, we want to hear from you.

To be successful, you must either be finishing year 12 and intending to enrol/already enrolled in an appropriate undergraduate degree. We are interested in Commerce or Economics students majoring in disciplines such as accounting, finance, business economics, analytical economics and public policy. You should be about to start or already completing, but not finished your degree.

Treasury Cadetships involve a series of fixed-term employment contracts which are reviewed on an annual basis. Satisfactory academic results and satisfactory work performance are prerequisites for continuation of the Cadetship.

What will I be paid?

Cadets are paid as full time employees under the Tasmanian State Service Award and receive paid time off to attend lectures, tutorials and exams, over and above normal leave provisions.

Starting salary is currently $44 624 per annum (as at 1 Dec 2016) for a first year student, but this may be higher depending on how far you are through your degree. You also receive 9.5% employer contributions to your superannuation, on top of your salary, and all the added benefits that come with working for the State Service. Note that Treasury does not pay your Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) fees.

Your salary will advance annually, and if your academic and work performance is satisfactory during the completion of your degree and cadetship, you'll be offered a job with us at a level that currently pays $70 280 per annum (as at 1 Dec 2016).

How to apply

Treasury normally recruits 2-3 new Cadets each year, however, this depends to some extent on the progress of existing Cadets. All vacancies are advertised on the Tasmanian Government Jobs Web site, To register your interest in applying for a cadet vacancy, email

More Information

Find out more about working at Treasury.

If you would like more information about the Cadet Program, please email  the contact below.


Finance and Cadet Graduate Programs
Joyce du Mortier
Street address:
21 Murray Street, HOBART, TAS 7000
Postal address:
GPO Box 147, HOBART, TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6166 4057

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