What's in it for graduates?

You can build a career in a workplace that supports you to develop knowledge, skills and expertise in a variety of roles.

You can be a part of the exciting Queensland Government IT sector in either a technical or non-technical role, helping the government take advantage of emerging technologies and innovative solutions to improve government services.

As part of our program, you:

  • receive a two-year temporary contract as an AO3 (remuneration is dependent on which department you are with — from $57,208 per year plus super)
  • participate in progressive and interactive development including fast paced training sessions, attendance at a conference, lunchbox sessions and networking opportunities
  • can negotiate additional role-specific training with your department
  • enjoy a tablet for use on the program and at work
  • have the choice to experience other areas to further your knowledge are given a mentor to help guide your career decisions
  • will network with all graduates across Queensland Government and join in arranged social events
  • will be a part of a large cohort — we have a good number of places on offer — in 2017 we took 35 graduates, and in 2018 we have taken 22 graduates across nine departments.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people that will be willing to add fresh ideas, innovate and engage with our IT sector to serve the Queensland community.

If you have studied information technology, information management, computer science, telecommunications, project management, web/multimedia design, business/commerce/law, marketing or procurement, robotics, autonomous systems, cloud computing, design thinking, user experience design, visualisation, data analytics and security—we want you!

Positions in the IT graduate program aren’t necessarily technical IT roles, we look for a range of non-technical people to fill roles such as project support, marketing, finance and research positions.

Find out whether you’re eligible and how to apply.


The Queensland Government Chief Information Office (QGCIO) manages the program.

You will receive support from QGCIO staff from your application phase to your program graduation, helping you to be the best you can be.

You will be matched up with a mentor who will help guide you and give you impartial advice on your day-to-day work and your Queensland Government career.

You will get plenty of opportunities to engage with the other graduates in your group and build a network of like-minded individuals.

Participating departments

In 2018, the following departments participated in the program:

  • Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service
  • Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Department of Environment and Science
  • Department of Housing and Public Works
  • Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games
  • Office of Queensland Parliamentary Counsel
  • Public Safety Business Agency
  • QSuper
  • Queensland Education Department

Other benefits

Queensland Government IT Graduate Program participants receive many other benefits:

  • flexible working arrangements
  • 20 days annual leave
  • 10 days sick leave per year
  • in-house training and development and professional development (as available in your department)
  • access to salary packaging
  • paid public holidays
  • long services accumulation

Last Reviewed: 18 April 2018



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