Thinking big is nothing new.
It's what we do.

Join our graduate program and expand your horizons.

Graduate positions are being offered by the Chief Minister and Treasury and Finance departments of the Northern Territory Government.

As a graduate you will cover plenty of territory while we expose you to a wide range of exciting and challenging opportunities.

Supported by professionals with robust training and development, you are bound to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to launch yourself into a great future.

The graduate program is not just a job, it's an opportunity to jump-start your career.

Find out who can apply

The opportunity

As a graduate in a lead agency within the Northern Territory Government there's never a dull moment. The graduate programs are set in a dynamic and challenging work environment that deals with strategic policy and economic management at the highest level in the Territory.

You will be offered well-structured training and development while on the job. You will have the opportunity to grow an understanding of how government operates through tailored job rotations in different areas of the agency.

You will work on high level projects with the support from mentors and have tailored individual work plans to develop your knowledge and communication skills.

You will engage in training that will build on your hard and soft skills and have the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest leaders in our public service.

And it doesn't end here.

If you successfully complete the program and are offered an ongoing position, you can take advantage of our post graduate support and study incentives to move your career along.

If you are a talented graduate with strong analytical, research or administrative skills then the graduate program is a perfect match for you.

Graduate positions are based in Darwin. If you don’t yet live in this fabulous city, don’t worry. We will provide financial assistance to make the move easier for you.

To get a flavour of what Darwin and the Territory have to offer you go to

Find out how to apply

Why choose us?

The reasons

There are many reasons why you should join our graduate program:

  • build on your academic success and expand your professional options
  • acquire the practical skills required to work in a government environment
  • build personal and professional networks across the Northern Territory
  • gain work experience on high profile and challenging projects
  • engage with people across and beyond our organisation
  • enjoy diversity in training and development opportunities
  • develop long-term goals and interests
  • enjoy attractive salary and employment conditions
  • access outstanding career prospects.

The rewards

As a graduate you receive a competitive remuneration package:

  • twelve months employment
  • annual salary range from $62 773 to $79 200
  • relocation assistance.

You will also enjoy our generous employment conditions including:

  • employer contributions to your superannuation fund at 9.5% of annual salary
  • six weeks recreation leave per annum
  • three weeks personal (sick) leave per annum
  • long service leave conditions and leave loading
  • access to flexible working and work life balance initiatives.

To read more about the employment conditions go to

“Having studied economics and being active with volunteer work in my community (Gove – Adelaide), I wanted to work in a place where I could apply my qualifications and skills to real issues affecting the Northern Territory. ”

“The Graduate Program has exposed me to a range of different work environments, which have all been supportive and collaborative.”

“I was so excited to be accepted into the Graduate Program at DTF. I have always held in high regard the ethics by which the Australian public service operates and I knew this would be a fantastic opportunity for me to broaden my accounting training and use my qualification in a more meaningful way.”

Get in touch

Don't hold back if you have any questions.

Janice Johnson
Early Careers Coordinator
Phone: (08) 8999 6455
International: +61 8 8999 6455