Training, Networking and Study Opportunities

We understand that this may be your first full-time job, so we will provide you with a lot of support as you transition from study to work.

As a Career Starter you will participate in a structured development program, comprising of orientation, regular training, forums and networking events designed to equip you with skills and knowledge to become an effective Finance employee. The Program aims to ensure that as a Career Starter, you will acquire a strong set of practical, work-based skills while also providing you with a challenging work environment.


The training you will receive as a Career Starter is designed to assist in developing your career within Finance and the Australian Public Service (APS). The four main themes of training include the role of Finance, departmental culture, working in the APS and generic public servant skills such as communication and writing skills. This training will be delivered by Finance staff members and external training facilitators.

Networking and Support

You will have the opportunity to be paired with a buddy (a Career Starter from the previous year) to help you find your way around work, as well as a mentor to provide you with advice and guidance on your career.

Study Assistance

As a Career Starter, you are eligible to apply for access to Finance’s Study Assistance Program after completing your probation period. Through Study Assistance, you may be eligible for a financial contribution to your study fees and up to six hours of paid study leave per week. You can apply to study a qualification directly relevant to your role, the work of Finance or the APS more broadly.


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Last updated: 15 February 2018