Employment in Finance

Once you have joined the Career Starter Program you are a permanent employee of the Australian Public Service (APS).


You will be engaged under the broadband classification of “Finance Career Starter”. Your terms and conditions are set out in the Department of Finance and Deregulation Enterprise Agreement 2011-2014.


Next year's Career Starters will be employed at the APS 1 level with a starting salary of $43,491 per year and have the opportunity to advance to the APS 2 level in October/November 2014. After that it is up to you!

Located in Canberra

Career Starters will be working in one of the Canberra offices of Finance located in Parkes, Barton, Fyshwick, Mitchell and Hume. Our main buildings are located in Parkes, within the Parliamentary Triangle.

Facilities and Social Activities

We provide a number of excellent facilities to our staff including:

  • a free gym
  • cafes
  • ATM
  • a dry-cleaning service

We also run many social events throughout the year such as a movie night, ski trip, charity fundraisers and a trivia night.

Finance staff are very keen on their sports and many participate in the annual golf day, lawn bowls, ten pin bowling, softball, soccer and rugby competitions.

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Contact for information on this page: recruitment@finance.gov.au