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About the program

What does the program involve?

Our graduate program offers you:

  • a two-year placement with rotations across all four divisions of the Parliamentary Service
  • a bespoke program that matches projects with your areas of interest and growth 
  • total remuneration starting from $71,151 (plus super)

What benefits does this program offer me?

The Queensland Parliamentary Service Graduate Program offers a wide variety of professional work experiences all in the one place. 
 
You’ll have the opportunity to make a positive difference to parliamentary democracy in Queensland and build a rewarding career within an agile and diverse environment.
 
You’ll also complete a two-year program that’s entirely unique to you! So, you can build, skills, experience and confidence in the areas that matter most for your career goals.
 
During the program, you’ll rotate through the four divisions of the Parliamentary Service:
 
  • Assembly and Committee Services (Committee Office, Chamber and Education Services and Reporting/Hansard)
  • Information Services (Parliamentary Library, IT, Communications and Marketing)
  • Corporate Electorate Services (Human Resources, Financial and Administrative Services, Electorate Office Liaison)
  • Property and Facility Services (Catering, Security and Attendants, Electorate Accommodation, Precinct/Property Services).

These rotations will expose you to a wide variety of projects across all the functions of a working Westminster Parliament. 

In each rotation, your areas of interest and growth will be matched with specific projects to provide a program that’s unique to you. 

What is involved for the recruitment process?

Our recruitment process includes five simple steps from submission of your application to commencement. 

Check the Application Process for a full step-by-step guide. 

Is this a paid position?

Yes! All four positions are AO 3.1 ($71,151 per year) initially with an increase to AO3.2 in the second year.

Applying 

When do applications open and close? 

Applications will close on Sunday, 3 March 2024.

What do I need to include in my application? 

You’ll need to include:

  • your contact details
  • an up-to-date resume (maximum two pages and including two referees)
  • your most recent academic transcript
  • a one-page summary of why you’d like to work for Queensland Parliament. 

Your one-page summary will be an opportunity to demonstrate your written communication skills.

Am I eligible? 

The Queensland Parliamentary Service Graduate Program is open to graduates from all degrees and disciplines who have a keen interest in the parliament and democratic processes.
To be eligible for the program you must:

  • have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher (including graduate certificate, master’s degree or PhD) in the two years priors to commencing the position in February 2025.
  • be an Australian citizen, or a resident of Australia and have permission, under Commonwealth law, to work in Australia.

Who should apply? 

We encourage anyone who meets the eligibility criteria to apply. 

The Queensland Parliamentary Service seeks to promote and strengthen cultural respect, equality and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. That’s why we’ve reserved two of our four graduate roles for First Peoples applicants.

Can I apply for the program if I'm in my last year of university study? 

The Queensland Parliamentary Service Graduate Program is open to applicants who have graduated within the last two years. You must have graduated prior to January 2025. 

Contact us

If we haven't answered your question here, you reach out to our team at graduates@parliament.qld.gov.au.

First Nations applicants can also contact our First Peoples' Liaison Officer, Beryl Friday, or current Graduate Parliamentary Service Officer, Sheree Strauss, at graduates@parliament.qld.gov.au