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Work in Australia’s leading government agencies and contribute to informing key economic policy decisions that will benefit all Australians

Salary Range:  $ 60000 – 70457 (As per participating agency graduate salaries)

The Role

The Australian Government Graduate Program – Economist Stream is a centrally coordinated process co-led by the Australian Public Service Commission and the Treasury. The Economist Stream allows you to submit one application and be considered for Economist Graduate roles across a number of Australian Government and Commonwealth agencies in the Australian Public Service (APS).

About the Economist Stream

Applying for the Economist Stream will give you the opportunity to work with Australia’s leading government Economic Policy Analysts and Macroeconomic Forecasters and contribute to informing decisions on policies for the good of the Australian people.

As an Economist Graduate you will contribute to informing decisions and advising on a range of government policy issues that cover::

  • the functioning of markets - including financial markets, digital and competition policy taxation
  • fiscal policy - including social, industry and environmental policy
  • macroeconomic issues and forecasting changes in the economic environment, including impact of international policies and global climate shifts on the Australian economy
  • international economic issues – including Australia’s participation in global economic forums.
  • If found suitable and selected for the AGGP Economist Stream you will undertake a graduate program in a department or agency that will provide you with targeted training and development to progress your skills, knowledge and confidence as a valued member of, and contributor to, the APS.

In your graduate work you may also contribute to government fiscal and monetary policies, budgetary policies, domestic and international economic situations (including industries, regions and socioeconomic groups) and forecasting changes in the economic environment.

What locations is the program running in?

While the majority of Economist graduate positions are available in Canberra, there may be opportunities to be placed in other locations including Sydney and Melbourne, depending on the agency you are matched to. Relocation assistance may be provided by some placement agencies as per their internal policies. Roles will be full-time and may have scope for flexible work arrangements as negotiated with your placement agency.

How to Apply

If this sounds like you click 'Apply' for comprehensive information about this opportunity.

Applications close at 11:30pm, Monday 15 April 2024.




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