Cadet Program

​​​Want to gain professional experience in your degree area and make a difference to the Tasmanian community? Consider applying for Treasury's cadetship program!

During your cadetship, you will study part-time for an undergraduate degree while rotating through Treasury’s different branches covering a wide range of work areas on a 12-monthly basis. You will receive paid time off 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 cadetship takes up to six years, depending on how much University study has been completed on entry to the program, and any relevant work experience.
The opportunity to join our program is not limited to a particular set of study disciplines as we are focused on becoming a more diverse and agile organisation. As such, we recognise the specific knowledge and skills provided through study in many different degree areas together with the broader skills that are developed through work and other life experiences.

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:
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

We look for people who are excited about our purpose and share our values. While the ability to work with numbers will be an important advantage, what really matters to us is that you are an innovative and critical thinker with the ability to successfully adapt to changing situations and new challenges. If you are results-oriented and want to help us achieve our corporate goals, we want to hear from you. Read about our cadets on the Staff Insights page.​

To be eligible for our program, you must be enrolled to commence an appropriate undergraduate degree or to be a short way through it. 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.

Commencing salary is based on the amount of undergraduate degree study you have left to complete, usually within the range of $53 514 - $60 039 to $78 246 per annum (as at 8 December 2022). 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. Note that Treasury does not pay your Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) fees.

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 $82 379 per annum (as at 8 December 2022).

How to apply

​Treasury normally recruits three to five 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 website


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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