Graduate programs

We offer a range of graduate programs to enable you to build on your tertiary education and gain real-life experience in your chosen career.

Intake for the 2022 programs has started, with current opportunities listed on the Queensland Government Smart Jobs and Careers page. Opportunities are available in a range of disciplines, at various locations across Queensland.

We also offer work experience in a variety of fields and office locations. If you are interested please email

Apply for 2022 graduate roles

Applications close from 3 October 2021.

Find out more about the department on our website, or refer to our application information package (PDF, 301KB).

Our graduate program

The graduate 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 from across the business.

We recruit graduates from a diverse range of disciplines, including:



You are eligible for our program if you are completing your Bachelor Degree in 2021. You can also apply if you have completed your studies up to 24 months prior to commencement.

Read more about our eligibility requirements.

Hear from our graduates

Justin Hemmings

Role: Petroleum assessment hub graduate 2020

Like many, upon wrapping up at university I had no idea where I would land and frankly, I was no more intent on pursing a role at the Department of Resources than at any of the other myriad organisations which I applied for a role at. Having now worked here since I began the Graduate Program in 2020, I am very grateful that I put in the application and that the department is where my job search ended. Working at the Department of Resources has been a great opportunity to contribute to Queensland’s sustainable prosperity in an influential economic department. In my current role as a petroleum and gas tenures officer I have been able to engage with a suite of diverse and interesting matters. The work is challenging and rewarding, and I would highly recommend the Graduate Program to anybody who would enjoy the opportunity to have a red-hot crack at taking on the challenge. The suite of training and development opportunities offered as part of the Graduate Program will be invaluable assistance for this. Along with the high quality of work opportunities, the other big highlight in my time with the department is that in my experience, the department is full of great people. There is a culture of collaboration. The broad umbrella of the department’s interconnected responsibilities and the diversity of challenges that we engage with on a day-to-day basis requires us to work with others, internally and with clients and stakeholders across the state.

Violet Meltham

Role: State Valuation Service graduate 2020

I joined the 2020 graduate program because I was keen to develop my professional and personal skills. As a graduate I wanted to learn as much as I could about the department I was working for and the skills which would set me up for an enjoyable and successful career. I chose the Department of Resources because I was interested in working in statutory valuations. I had heard good things about the culture and opportunities available within the department. The best aspect of the program was learning about the vast scope of work undertaken by the department. It was great to listen to a number of professionals from within Queensland Government about their backgrounds and how they got to where they are today. I graduated with a Bachelor of Property Economics from QUT and I’m currently an assistant valuer with the State Valuation Service. Department of Resources is a great place to work because of the people and culture, and the various opportunities available for professional development.

Natasha Stanley

Role: Spatial information graduate 2020

I was very fortunate to have been offered a cadetship with the Department of Resources while I completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Queensland. I chose to pursue a career with the Department of Resources for its dedication to advancing public engagement and access to spatial tools and information. I was also drawn to the inclusive and equitable work environment, where the opportunities for growth are endless. When I graduated from university, I eagerly joined the Graduate Program to assist my transition from student to full-time public servant. The Graduate Program equipped me with the knowledge and tools to succeed in the Queensland Government as well as the opportunity to network with my fellow graduates and executives across several Departments. Completing the program during a pandemic came with challenges of its own, but the greatest aspect of the program were the bonds formed with my fellow graduates. Bonds which remain well beyond the completion of the program. I am now working as a Spatial Information Officer in the Lands Divisions. My duties include providing mapping for emergency response and Native Title Claims; technical support for cloud-based mapping and data management; and implementing new technologies to improve workflows.

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