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

“The Graduate Program is an opportunity to try and put the theoretical skills I’ve gained into practice, and get some experience in a range of areas in the process. ”

“I chose to move to Darwin for the DCM Graduate Program as it is a great opportunity to gain knowledge and skills across a broad range of areas. I am looking forward to
experiencing and deepening my understanding of the various units within DCM throughout my rotations.”

“What most attracted me to the DTF Graduate Program was the chance to work in an environment where I can gain an understanding of the legal and economic issues that government faces in developing and administering policy. The fact that we rotate through different areas of DTF is a huge bonus.”

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