Employment in Finance

Once you have joined the Career Starter Programme 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.


Career Starters will be employed at the minimum guidepoint of an APS Level 1 with a starting salary of $43,491 per year and have the opportunity to advance to the APS 2 level in December 2015. After that it is up to you!

Located in Canberra

Career Starters will be working in one of our Canberra offices located in Parkes, Barton, Fyshwick 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 charity fundraisers, barbeques and a trivia night.

Finance staff are very keen on their sports and many participate in lunch time soccer and rugby competitions.


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