How to apply

Applications are now closed for graduate positions with the Northern Territory Government Departments of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, and Treasury and Finance during 2023. Join our mailing list to be the first to know about new opportunities.

Join the mailing list Download the Graduate program handbook

Supporting documentation

Note: If you are offered a graduate position, your employment will be dependent on being able to provide proof of your successfully completed qualification and eligibility for employment in Australia for the duration of the program. You must be able to supply a certified copy of all transcripts pertaining to the degree(s) and be able to produce documented evidence confirming qualifications attained overseas are recognised in Australia. A certified copy of your birth certificate or passport will be required at this stage of the employment offer.

Certification of overseas qualifications

Applicants can obtain certification of overseas qualifications by contacting the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Certified documentation

To obtain certified copies of your documents if requested:

Application process and dates

Stage one – The application

To be considered for the graduate program, you must ensure all sections of the application form are completed and submitted online with all the required supporting documents.

Stage two – The shortlisting

Shortlisting will be undertaken by each agency after applications have closed. Senior managers will review applications and identify applicants to be considered further. You will receive notification and short-listing progress updates throughout this stage.

Stage three – The interview

If you progress to the interview stage, you and your referees will be contacted by the respective agency. You will have the opportunity to discuss your academic achievements, work experience to date and personal qualities in an interview. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the agency and potential employment pathways. You will be required to complete a research and written task prior to the interview.

Post interview, we may require you to undergo security checks and declare any actual or perceived conflicts of interest.

Examples of conflicts of interest include: you are connected with a person or business that pays taxes to the Territory Revenue Office; or you are a committee member for a community organisation that applies for and receives grants from CMC. DTF/CMC will provide guidance with your declaration.

Stage four – The outcome

If you are successful, you will be contacted directly by the Department of Corporate and Digital Development, Early Careers Unit. Either way, you will be advised in writing of the outcome of the selection process. Due to the large number of applicants for this program, please be patient while we process and review all applications.

Key dates


Applications open

14 March 2022

Applications close

2 May 2022

Selection process

July 2022

Successful graduates anticipated to commence

January 2023

Note: These dates are subject to change without prior notice. All efforts will be made to notify applicants of any changes.

Get in touch

Don't hold back if you have any questions.

Early Careers
Phone: (08) 8999 4164
International: +61 8 8999 4164