Graduate Excellence Program

The Graduate Excellence Program is a 12-month program that enables you to build on your university studies and launch your career in a supportive environment.

Applications for our 2024 Graduate Excellence Program will open in August 2023.

Other entry level roles (classified as PO2 and AO3) are advertised throughout the year on the Queensland Government Smart Jobs and Careers page.

The Graduate Excellence Program is a structured leadership development program that offers challenging and rewarding opportunities with real responsibility and accountability. It includes a mix of on-the-job experience and formal training workshops to complement and expand on what you are learning in your daily work and assist you in your transition from study to full-time employment.

In addition to the formal learning and development, you will receive coaching and mentoring from a robust support network of leaders and graduate alumni.

Benefits

Degrees we recruit

We recruit graduates from a range of degrees including (but not limited to):

Eligibility

To be eligible for the 2024 Graduate Excellence Program you must:

Contact the friendly Recruitment team via RecruitmentHR@resources.qld.gov.au if you have any questions.

Meet some of our 2023 graduates

Communications

Samuel Daniels, Graduate Engagement Officer

Samuel Daniels

What I studied: Bachelor of Communication (Journalism and Public Relations) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) majoring in Journalism Research and Media Communications Research at Griffith University.

What I do now: I work in the Office of the Deputy Director-General, Lands. I am responsible for internal and external community engagement and communication across the division.

Why Resources: The Graduate Excellence Program appealed to me because it contains a diverse set of learning and development opportunities that span across various projects, programs and people. I am excited to grow both professionally and personally through these interactions and experiences.

Nathan Eban, Graduate Communications Officer

Nathan Eban

What I studied: Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) at Queensland University of Technology.

What I do now As a Graduate Communication Officer for the Department of Resources, I assist the Internal Communications team with the running and management of the Department’s LinkedIn, Yammer (Viva Engage), and Intranet pages. Producing thoughtful and refreshing content helps to increase employee productivity and inform them aware of important information. It also promotes engagement between all the Department’s levels, which breaks down barriers and creates cohesive teams.

Why Resources: I applied for the 2023 Graduate Excellence Program in response to the overwhelming praise that I had heard about it from colleagues and friends alike. I am eager to work on meaningful projects through the Program, and hopefully meet lots of new people along the way.

Data science

Disha Kalal, Graduate Data Engineer

Disha Kalal

What I studied: Masters in Information Technology (majoring in data science) at Queensland University of Technology.

What I do now: I am a Graduate Data Engineer. I am responsible for managing and developing data integration pipelines, data storage structures, data cleansing and data availability for data analysis.

Why Resources: The Graduate Excellence Program offers exclusive graduate learning and development opportunities within the Department of Resources. I am excited to learn new skills from my co-workers and gain experience in the field of data science.

Human Resource Management

Jack Lamb, Graduate Human Resource Officer

Jack Lamb

What I studied: Bachelor of Business Management (Human Resourcing) at the University of Queensland.

What I do now: I provide human resource management support and advice to the Georesources division on all human resourcing activities – including recruitment, reporting, and maintaining establishment details.

Why Resources: The Department of Resources has provided me with great experience and fantastic team members and supervisors to learn from in both my team of HR Georesources and the wider HR Operations team.

Natural Resource Management

Holly Gordon, Graduate Natural Resource Management Officer

Holly Gordon

What I studied: Bachelor of Science (Biology) and Bachelor of Communications (Professional) at Queensland University of Technology.

What I do now: I get to work out in the field, or in the office to support and assist research of native title claims across Queensland. This involves manually surveying land parcels, preparing reports, and communicating with stakeholders to get the best possible outcomes.

Why Resources: I wanted to participate in the Graduate Excellence Program to meet and work with others who are passionate about natural resource management. I also am excited to produce real-world outcomes and see those changes implemented throughout Queensland.

Lily Bradshaw, Graduate Natural Resource Management Officer

Lily Bradshaw

What I studied: Bachelor of Environmental Management at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

What I do now: I work on pre-lodgement requests and development applications in our Planning Services business area. I also contribute to local planning instruments and planning schemes, and regional planning interests.

Why Resources: The Graduate Excellence Program offers a supportive environment where you develop crucial and foundational workplace skills. After I finished my degree, I was not sure what area or type of career I wanted to pursue. Through participating in the Graduate Excellence Program, I will gain exposure to different areas that I could find a passion in.

Rachela Mura, Graduate Natural Resource Management Officer

Rachela Mura

What I studied: Bachelor of Environmental Science at Southern Cross University

What I do now: Graduate Natural Resource Management Officer within the Land Resource Assessment and Science team, specifically the soils team. The soils team collects, stores, manages, and delivers soil data for Queensland. The work involves describing soils, understanding how soil behaves, its strengths, its weaknesses and spatial variability. This information outlines the soil’s resilience and informs advice for landscape suitability, capability, and soil conservation.

Why Resources: I chose the Department of Resources to enhance my skills in natural resource management, here I will gain an understanding of how resources are managed, conserved, and communicated on at a state level. I am excited to work for Resources as I will gain experience in GIS, soil characterisation and technical advice on landscape science, soil physics and chemistry.

Last reviewed 02 February 2023

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Visit our website for information about this year's land valuations and an overview of valuations in your area.

For other valuation enquiries, phone us during business hours on 13 QGOV (13 74 68) (in Australia) or +61 7 3022 0001 (from overseas), or contact your local business centre.

Our enquiries contact centre is open 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday (excl. public holidays).

Visit us at www.qld.gov.au for information about vegetation maps, codes, development approvals and how to obtain vegetation clearing approvals.

For enquiries and appointments:

Visit us at www.qld.gov.au to access forms, application guides and information about lodging your application and payment options.

Contact your nearest business centre, below, to arrange of pre-lodgement meeting.

For lodgement enquiries, please contact:

Email: SLAMlodgement@resources.qld.gov.au
Phone: (07) 4447 9174

Visit us at www.qld.gov.au to access forms, guidelines and general information on freehold title, land transfers, land trusts and leasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.

You can also contact us on:

Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Email: IndigenousLand@resources.qld.gov.au

William McCormack Place
Level 5, 5b Sheridan Street
Cairns QLD 4870

Postal address
PO Box 937
Cairns QLD 4870

Visit us at www.business.qld.gov.au to find out about native title obligations for mining and resources.

Native Title Services

Native Title Services administers the native title requirements for all mining and petroleum resource authorities.

Email: nativetitleservices@resources.qld.gov.au
Phone: (07) 4936 0138
PO Box 3679
Red Hill QLD 4702

Visit us at www.business.qld.gov.au to access standards, forms, calibration baselines and other surveying information.

General survey enquiries

For general enquiries about surveying, email Surveying@resources.qld.gov.au.

For enquiries about permanent survey marks, email GeodeticSupport@resources.qld.gov.au.

For Titles enquiries, email info@titlesqld.com.au.

Submission of survey plans and records

To submit GNSS data, email GeodeticSupport@resources.qld.gov.au.

For surveyors to request surveying advice, email SurveyAdvice@resources.qld.gov.au.

To submit Form 6 or PSM maintenance forms not associated with a plan submission, email CadastralAdminDataHelp@resources.qld.gov.au.

To deposit or submit copies of survey plans, email SurveyPlans@resources.qld.gov.au.

Legislation and policy

For enquiries about surveying legislation and policies, contact:

Surveying Services
Land and Surveying Services
PO Box 15216
City East QLD 4002
Email Director of Surveys

Titles Registry Lodgement and Search Services

Titles Registry lodgement and search services are no longer provided at Departmental business centres.

Visit Titles Queensland for alternative search and lodgement options.

Do a search online

Buy current property title searches and survey plans online.

Enquiries

Please note that Titles Queensland does not provide legal or conveyancing advice. You should contact a legal professional for personalised advice.

Lodgements

In person

Drop box facility, Brisbane Titles Queensland office

Level 7, 259 Queen Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Service hours

  • Titles Registry searches
    Drop-box available 9:00am - 4:00pm, Mon-Fri, ex public holidays
  • Titles Registry lodgements
    Drop-box available 9:00am - 4:00pm, Mon-Fri, ex public holidays

To find out more about the drop-box facility, or other lodgement options, visit: www.titlesqld.com.au

Post

You can also lodge documents by posting the document along with payment to:

Brisbane Titles Queensland Office
GPO Box 1401
BRISBANE  QLD  4001

See the Titles Queensland Payments and lodgement page for more detailed information (including requirements for payment by cheque).

National Relay Service

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service (NRS).

Visit us at www.business.qld.gov.au to access our geoscience resources and publications.

Chief Government Geologist

Email: gsq@resources.qld.gov.au

Geological information

Email: geological_info@resources.qld.gov.au

Courier deliveries

Geological Survey of Queensland
Level 4
1 William Street
BRISBANE  QLD  4000

Written enquiries

Geological Survey of Queensland
Department of Resources
PO Box 15216
CITY EAST  QLD  4002

GSQ Open Data Portal and Lodgement Portal

Email: GSQOpenData@resources.qld.gov.au

GeoResGlobe

Email: opendata@resources.qld.gov.au

Geophysical information

Email: geophysics@resources.qld.gov.au

Geochemical information

Email: geological_info@resources.qld.gov.au

Resource Planning

Including enquiries about Key Resource Areas in the State Planning Policy July 2014 and requests for extractive industry information such as production data, quarry locations and contact details.

Email: GSQResourcePlanning@resources.qld.gov.au

Exploration Data Centre

Email: Exploration.DataCentre@resources.qld.gov.au (Zillmere)
Phone: +61 7 3096 6810
Fax: +61 7 3096 6817

68 Pineapple Street
ZILLMERE  QLD  4034

The John Campbell Miles Drill Core Storage Facility (Mount Isa)

Email: Exploration.DataCentre@resources.qld.gov.au (Mount Isa)

Phone: +61 7 4743 0078
Mobile: +61 459 822 434
Fax: +61 7 4743 0156

Killara Crescent
Kalkadoon Industrial Estate
MOUNT ISA  QLD  4825
PO Box 334
MOUNT ISA  QLD  4825

Visit qld.gov.au for more information on fossicking in Queensland and to purchase fossicking licences and permits, or contact a Mines Assessment Hub.

For technical support when purchasing a fossicking licence online, please contact:

MyMinesOnline helpdesk
Phone: +61 7 3199 8133
Email: MyMinesOnline@resources.qld.gov.au

Visit us at www.business.qld.gov.au for more information about applying for a resource authority. You can also lodge and track the progress of most applications online through MyMinesOnline.

For general enquiries contact the relevant assessment hub.

Mineral Assessment Hub

The Mineral Assessment Hub administers mineral mining permits. These include mining leases, mineral development licences, exploration permits and prospecting permits.

Mining claims and mining leases for opal, gemstones, corundum or other precious stones are now administered by the Mineral Assessment Hub.

Level 9, 445 Flinders Street
Townsville QLD 4810

PO Box 1752
Townsville QLD 4810

Phone: (07) 4447 9230
Email: MineralHub@resources.qld.gov.au

Coal Assessment Hub

The Coal Assessment Hub administers all coal mining permits. These include mining leases, mineral development licences, exploration permits and prospecting permits.

Building E, 25 Yeppoon Road
Parkhurst QLD 4702

PO Box 3679
Red Hill QLD 4701

Phone: (07) 4936 0169
Email: CoalHub@resources.qld.gov.au

Petroleum Assessment Hub

The Petroleum Assessment Hub administers all petroleum, gas and geothermal authorities.

1 William Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

PO Box 15216
City East QLD 4002

Phone: (07) 3199 8119
Email: PetroleumHub@resources.qld.gov.au

District offices

Quilpie District Office

Court House
Buln Buln Street
Quilpie QLD 4480

PO Box 29
Quilpie QLD 4480

Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries.

Dalby District Office

30 Nicholson Street
Dalby QLD 4405

PO Box 589
Dalby QLD 4405

Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries.

Emerald District Office

99 Hospital Road
Emerald QLD 4720

PO Box 245
Emerald QLD 4720

Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries.

Winton District Office

Court House
Vindex Street
Winton QLD 4735

PO Box 230
Winton QLD 4735

Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries.

Mount Isa District Office

13 Isa Street
Mount Isa QLD 4825

PO Box 334
Mount Isa QLD 4825

Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries.

Charters Towers District Office

Tropical Weeds Research Centre
27-43 Natal Downs Road
Charters Towers QLD 4820

PO Box 62
Charters Towers QLD 4820

Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries.

Mareeba District Office

28 Peters Street
Mareeba QLD 4880

PO Box 156
Mareeba QLD 4880

Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries.

Georgetown District Office

Court House
12 High Street
Georgetown QLD 4871

PO Box 28
Georgetown QLD 4871

Contact the relevant Assessment Hub for enquiries.

Fossicking

For enquiries on Fossicking in Queensland, please contact a Mines Assessment Hub.

For technical support when purchasing a fossicking licence online, please contact the MyMinesOnline helpdesk on phone +61 7 3199 8133 or email MyMinesOnline@resources.qld.gov.au

For general enquiries, please contact the Resource community infoline on 13 71 07 or email resources.info@resources.qld.gov.au.

Make a complaint about a mineral and energy resources activity

Find more information on mapping, data and imagery services to access spatial information online.

Spatial data and mapping general enquiries

Contact us by completing one of our online request forms.

If you can't find an online request form for your enquiry, email us at opendata@resources.qld.gov.au

Queensland Globe and GeoResGlobe

Contact us by completing our online request forms, or phone +61 7 33304101.

Imagery

Visit our knowledge base for:

  • information about using imagery and elevation web services
  • links to access and support forms
  • service updates.

For information about acquisition coordination or data access to the Spatial Imagery Services Program email imageinfo@resources.qld.gov.au

To request certified aerial photograph copies for court proceedings email imageinfo@resources.qld.gov.au

To purchase high resolution aerial images email SIProductDelivery@resources.qld.gov.au

For general enquiries, complete one of our online request forms or email opendata@resources.qld.gov.au

Queensland Spatial information Council (QSIC)

Email qsic@resources.qld.gov.au

Queensland place names

Read information about place naming, including our search for current place names.

You can also email QldPlaceNames@resources.qld.gov.au

Administrative boundaries

Read information about local government areas and other administrative boundaries.

Contact us by completing our online request forms or by email at OpenData@resources.qld.gov.au

Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying

Contact us by completing our online request form.

Opening hours

9.30 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays and Queensland Government closures)

Research advice is by appointment only.

Location

Ground Floor
317 Edward Street (between Turbot Street and Wickham Terrace)
Brisbane QLD 4000

National Relay Service

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service (NRS).

Ask the NRS to connect you to 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

Interpreter assistance

Contact Language Loop on 1800 512 451 and ask for an interpreter.

Business centre locations

Note:

Direct phone: 

Fax: 

Fax: 

Service hours

  • Titles Registry searches
  • Titles Registry lodgements
    This office does not accept Titles Registry lodgements.

Local government areas: