Cadet Program

​​Want to gain 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 about 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 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 you have left to complete when you commence the program.

The opportunity to join our program is not limited to a particular set of study disciplines as we are focussed 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.




The Cadet's 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 misson 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.

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 $50 204 - $56 509​ to $74 600 per annum (as at 9 December 2021). 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 Programme (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 $78 593 per annum (as at 9 December 2021).

How to apply

Treasury normally recruits 3-5 n​ew 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,

Applications for the Department of Treasury and Finance Cadetship Program are now open. Click here​  for more information.

More Information

Find out more about working at Treasury.

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


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

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