Information for graduates

Are you passionate about digital technologies? Do you want to make a difference?

The Digital and ICT Graduate Program is a two-year program within the Queensland Government that enables graduates to make a positive difference to Queenslanders through the implementation of innovative digital solutions.

The role of digital and ICT in government is growing. More government services are moving online and therefore we need talented graduates like you, that are supported and equipped to succeed.

The program commences in March 2021 and spans across 21 Queensland Government agencies.

Graduates are supported and equipped to succeed

We provide you with support and professional development to give you the tools and confidence to bridge the transition from graduate to ICT/digital professional.

Why work for us?

As a graduate, your work will affect how the Queensland Government delivers public services like health, education, transport, infrastructure, police and emergency services. Your work will make a difference and your expertise will be of great value. So, why work for Queensland? When we asked our new employees the five top reasons they wanted to work for us, they said; to be the difference, be challenged, be rewarded, balance work and life, to be embraced to be me.

Become a digital leader

The Digital and ICT Graduate Program provides you with an opportunity to enter a leadership program and jump start your career — with 85% of graduates post program going on to establish their careers in Queensland Government at an AO4/AO5 level (between $69k to $80k per yr).

What we offer

  • A starting salary of $62,430 per annum plus superannuation and temp two-year contract
  • Flexible work-life balance opportunities, with a 36.25 hour working week
  • Generous leave provisions and salary packaging
  • A structured two-year leadership development program
  • A digital device
  • Career development guidance and a supportive graduate team
  • Networking opportunities and social events
  • A mentor and connection to a supportive graduate cohort.

Who are we looking for?

We welcome candidates from all disciplines with a Bachelor, Graduate Certificate or Masters in one of the following areas;

Computing, computer science, computer engineering, digital, technology, information, computer engineering, science, security, software, telecommunications, networking, mathematics, data, cloud, AI, machine learning, robotics, UX, enterprise architecture, systems, design, law, psychology, business, commerce, communication, arts, games and animation, media, web design, analytics and statistics.

Am I eligible?

  • You must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident
  • Completed or about to complete a university degree within the last two years with an Australian or New Zealand university
  • You are free to start employment in March 2021 or prior if requested.

How to apply

Register once on the Queensland Government graduate portal.  Registrations open from 1 Sept to 30 Sept 2020.  If you are eligible you will be invited to formally apply for the program.

Diversity information

We promote a respectful workplace culture; we are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity. We strongly encourage everyone to apply for our advertised positions; irrespective of gender, ethnicity, age, language, sexual orientation, and disability or family responsibilities. We recognise the value of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Support and reasonable adjustments can be provided to applicants throughout the selection process as required.  Contact our Graduate Manager to discuss further.

Recruitment process

  1. Register on the Queensland Government graduate portal by 30 Sept 2020
  2. If eligible you will receive an invitation to apply for the program
  3. Provide further information including your resume and an application
  4. Short listed for selection
  5. If shortlisted, you will be invited for a face to face interview, this invitation could come from any of our participating agencies.
  6. Formal offers are made
  7. Graduate program starts (March 2021).

Looking for more information?

Email us ictgradprog@qld.gov.au or phone us on 0448 540 470 or 0439 403 090.


Last Reviewed: 30 July 2020