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Careers in the Queensland Government

Departments - what do they do?

Any of the following agencies may access your application for graduate programs and graduate entry-level roles.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships: Supports the economic and social participation of culturally diverse communities across Queensland and provides leadership, coordination and monitoring in policy, program and service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.
  • Agriculture and Fisheries: Promotes profitable primary industries for Queensland, and provides expertise and support to assist the state's food and fibre industries to increase productivity, improve sustainability, grow markets and adapt to change.
  • Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services: Promotes and supports excellence in the delivery of human services to Queenslanders.
  • Energy and Water Supply: Aims to reduce cost of living pressures for Queenslanders through innovative and efficient energy and water supply services
  • Environment and Heritage Protection: Manages the health of the environment to protect Queensland's unique ecosystems, including its landscapes and waterways, as well as its native plants and animals and biodiversity and identifying and conserving the state's built heritage places.
  • Housing and Public Works: Delivers a range of housing, building and procurement services to government agencies; provides access to housing and homelessness assistance, and provides policy, advice and delivery of services to other departments in construction, asset and facilities management, procurement and fleet management.
  • Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning: Helps to deliver the Queensland Government's priorities locally and regionally
  • Justice and Attorney General: administers justice as well as leads policy development and delivers services to ensure safe, fair and productive work environments.
  • National Parks, Sport and Racing: Manages national parks and their use for enjoyment by all Queenslanders; encourages active lifestyles by providing recreational and sporting opportunities; and manages the racing industry which directly employs 30,000 Queenslanders
  • Natural Resources and Mines: Promotes the sustainable use of Queensland's natural resources: our land, water and minerals.
  • Premier and Cabinet: Deals with the 'bigger picture' aspects of government, including supporting and advising the Premier and Cabinet so that the government's priorities can be met.
  • Queensland Government Chief Information Office: responsible for ensuring the government’s ICT investments. QGCIO is also part of the Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts who work closely with other areas of the department, including the ICT Strategic Sourcing group.
  • Queensland Health (nursing and midwifery): Provides a range of services aimed at achieving good health and well-being for Queenslanders
  • Queensland Treasury: provides economic and financial advice to the Queensland Government, as well as services to the community, to enhance the State's financial position and economic performance
  • Science, Information Technology and Innovation: Brings together science, innovation, information and technology and arts in one portfolio to help drive Queensland's economy.
  • State Development
  • Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games: Promotes small business development and contributes to the Government's goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure.
  • Transport and Main Roads: Plans, manages and delivers Queensland's integrated transport environment to achieve sustainable transport solutions for road, rail, air and sea.

Any of these agencies may also access your application

  • Anti-Discrimination Commission:  Resolves complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, vilification and victimisation, delivers training to business, government and the community and promotes public discussion on human rights.
  • Crime and Misconduct Commission: Promotes and protects the rights, interests and wellbeing of children and young people in Queensland.
  • Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland: Provides Queenslanders with a timely, effective, independent and just way of resolving energy and water disputes.
  • Health Quality Complaints Commission: Works with healthcare providers, consumers and other organisations to improve the safety and quality of health services in Queensland.
  • Public Service Commission: A central agency that drives workforce strategy for the Queensland Government to deliver better economic and social outcomes for all.
  • Public Trust Office: Delivers trustee, financial and related services to the people of Queensland.
  • Queensland Arts Gallery: Connects people and art through a dynamic program of Australian and international exhibitions that showcase works from a diverse range of historical and contemporary artists.
  • Queensland Audit Office: supports the role of the Auditor-General of Queensland in providing Parliament with an independent assessment of the financial management-related activities of public sector entities. The QAO provides independent audit services and Reports to Parliament to enhance public sector accountability.
  • State Library: Provides state-wide library services and partnerships; a knowledge bank and community resource for sharing, learning, collaborating and creating.

Key dates


Recruitment period


Available jobs

Department of the Premier and Cabinet

1–29 March 2016

Commerce, communication, econometrics, economics, education, engineering, finance, health, law and justice, politics and government, project management, public policy, science, social science.

Graduate policy officer

Queensland Audit Office

1 March–31 May 2016

Accounting, business, business management, commerce, engineering, mathematics, science, technology.

Graduate auditors

Queensland Treasury

7 March–4 April 2016

Accounting, commerce, economics, finance, law, mathematics, public policy, statistics.

Graduate treasury/commercial analysts, economists, policy officers, accountants, legal officers, statisticians, investigations officers and revenue analysts

Queensland Government Chief Information Office

4–25 July 2016

Accounting, business, business computing, business management, commerce, communication, computer science, data communications, database management, desktop technologies, education, engineering, finance, graphic design, information management, information systems, information technology, law, marketing, multimedia, project management, software engineering, systems administration, telecommunications

Graduate roles are available in data analysis and database management, information system support, ICT human resources, server support, network support, web support, business analysis, research officer, systems testing, ICT project support, enterprise architect, information security, software development, systems analyst, information management, ICT generalist, ICT procurement and contract management and ICT marketing

Greater Graduate program

1–21 September 2016

Agricultural studies, business, environmental engineering, environmental science/management, law, natural resource management, science, surveying

Graduate heritage officers, environmental officers, policy officers, natural resource officers, assistant valuers and corporate officers
Last updated:
3 May, 2016

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