Frequently asked questions about careers at the Department of Treasury and Finance.
The length of the selection process can vary considerably from case to case, depending on things like the size of the applicant field and the work demands of the recruiting manager and panel. Typically, it may take around seven weeks from advertisement to appointment.
Our position descriptions provide the details of a person you can ring with any questions about the role or the process. HR Shared Services staff will auto-acknowledge receipt of your application and should also be able to advise what stage the process is at.
Most difficulties occur when resumes are in PDF format. It is best to prepare your resume as a Word document.
It’s best to check the job advertisement for specific instructions. In most cases, DTF requests a cover letter and resume outlining your skills, knowledge and experience relating to the role, and applicants are not required to specifically address the key selection criteria.
Yes. Enquiries about work experience placements can be directed to our People, Culture and Innovation team on 9651 2466.
Yes. DTF has a limited number of internships available from December to February every year.
The interns program provides opportunities for highly motivated, near-final year university students interested in a future career with the Department. Interns will gain first hand experience in applying economic or accounting and finance skills in a public policy environment.
The positions offer a unique opportunity to build experience and skills in economic and financial policy analysis and development. Successful applicants will work on a broad range of tasks, including policy advice, research, analysis and report writing.
Placements are full time for up to 12 weeks and applications open in August.
Enquiries about internships can be directed to our People, Culture and Innovation team on 9651 2466.
To find out more, check out the DTF's Graduate opportunities page.
Online applications are typically accepted in March for the following year. Offers may be made from around June until the program starts the next February. Check DTF's graduate opportunities and the Graduate Scheme website for details.
DTF arranges temporary administration and IT staff through staffing agencies selected through a Victorian Government tender process. For further information, see the master vendors
Benefits accrued in other Victorian Government departments are automatically carried over. In other circumstances it is best to check with our HR Shared Services team on 9651 1000. Where reciprocal arrangements are in place, these benefits can be carried over.
Yes, as long as it’s a complying fund.
DTF only accepts resumes for advertised positions. If you are interested in working at DTF, we recommend that you regularly check the current DTF vacancies to see what positions are available. Employment opportunities with us are also regularly advertised in mainstream media such as Seek.com.au and The Age.