Cadet Program

​​​Applications for the Department of Treasury and Finance Cadet Program are now open. Go to the Jobs Tas ad for more information and to apply.

Treasury's Cadet Program provides you with a valuable opportunity to study part-time while getting hands-on practical and professional experience in a key government agency.  Experience shows that it's a great way to start your career.

The Cadet Program:

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  • is a great opportunity to build your personal and professional skills and experience while learning about the many areas of Treasury's business, the Tasmanian State sector and how governments operate;
  • provides you with the opportunity to be directly involved in a range of issues relating to public policy, the economy, the State Budget, financial management, administration and regulatory frameworks; and
  • gives you a tailored learning and development program and access to other cadets, mentors and experienced professionals to support your future growth.

While participating in the program you will work in a variety of business areas (generally moving to a different area of Treasury every 12 months). The time it takes you to complete the cadetship depends on how much University study you have completed on entry to the program, and any relevant previous work experience. The maximum time is six years on the program before being offered a permanent placement. You will receive paid time off work to attend lectures, tutorials, and exams, over and above normal leave entitlements.

Treasury cadetships involve a series of fixed-term employment contracts which are reviewed on an annual basis. Continuation of the cadetship is subject to achieving high work and academic performance.

The opportunity to join our program is not limited to a particular degree. We recognise the specific knowledge and skills provided through study in different disciplines together with the broader skills that are developed through work and life experiences are valuable to our organisation and the public service.​

What work will I be doing?

You will undertake research, analysis and administrative work for a range of topical issues that relate to the work of the branch you are placed in. You can be involved in standard tasks or in specific projects of significance to the work area. Treasury will aim to develop you for a future career with us through exposure to our broad responsibility areas and ongoing training and skills development.

Cadet duties adjust along with the placements in a variety of business areas. The expected level of responsibility progresses throughout the duration of the program.

Duties include:
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  • Research and analysis into economic, financial, regulatory, budgetary and public policy issues.
  • Preparation of written correspondence, reports, submissions and electronic information.
  • Contributing to the development of policies, processes and strategies.
  • Maintaining information for financial management systems and other databases.
  • Assisting with specific projects.
  • Coordinating meetings, conferences and seminars including materials, administrative support, taking notes and minutes.

What we look for

Ideally you will have:

  •  a strong desire to learn and develop your knowledge and expertise;
  •  the capacity to apply your skills to diverse tasks and in a range of different subject areas;
  •  time management skills and a professional approach to work and study;
  •  the ability to successfully manage work and study related commitments at the same time;
  •  the capacity to be innovative and a critical thinker about problems; and
  •  an interest in the mission and values of our organisation and making a difference to Tasmanians.

Read about our cadets on the Staff Insights page.

To be eligible for our program, you must be currently studying, or prior to starting the cadetship be enrolled in, an undergraduate degree course at a tertiary institution. We are open to considering a wide range of study disciplines.

What will I be paid?

Cadets are paid under the Tasmanian State Service Award and receive paid time off to attend lectures, tutorials and exams over and above normal leave provisions.
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Commencing salary is based on the amount of undergraduate degree study you have completed, and other relevant work experience, usually within the range of $55,119 - $72,605 per annum (as at 7 December 2023). You also receive employer contributions to your superannuation, on top of your salary, and all the added benefits that come with working for the State Service. 

Your salary will advance annually, and on successful completion of your cadetship and degree, you'll be offered a permanent job with us at a level that currently pays $84,850 per annum (as at 7 December 2023).

How to apply​

Applications for the Department of Treasury and Finance Cadet Program are now open. Go to the Jobs Tas ad​ for more information and to apply.​​


Cadet and Finance Graduate Programs
Toni Heffernan, Principal Human Resources Officer
Street address:
21 Murray Street, HOBART, TAS 7000
Postal address:
GPO Box 147, HOBART, TAS 7001
Phone: (03) 6145 5711

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