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The Policy Futures Graduate Program – Queensland Government

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Queensland Government


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Policy Futures is a dedicated policy graduate program, aimed at developing Queensland’s future policy makers. The Policy Futures Graduate Program provides recent graduates an opportunity to make a positive difference to Queensland communities while building a rewarding career in the public sector.


From day one of the two-year program, you will have access to broad learning and development opportunities, a dedicated support network and the opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of Queensland Government policies and programs.


Throughout the 2-year program you will undertake rotations in three different Queensland Government agencies, giving you exposure to diverse and complex policy environments where you can explore your different interests. As a graduate policy officer your work could affect how the Queensland Government delivers public services like health, education, transport, infrastructure, police, and justice. The possibilities are endless!

Locations where there are vacancies for graduates 

All graduate positions are located in south-east Queensland. Most positions are located in the Brisbane CBD, with a few placements in nearby regions such as the Gold Coast and Ipswich.


Residency requirements for Graduates wishing to apply

To be eligible for the program you must be an Australian citizen, or a resident of Australia and have permission, under Commonwealth law, to work in Australia.


Roles available for Graduates 

Recruitment for 2023 graduate cohort is now complete. Recruitment for 2024 graduate positions will commence in early 2023.

Degree Subjects Required for Graduates wishing to apply

Policy is a diverse field that requires input from all degrees and disciplines. We therefore recruit graduates from all study backgrounds. Whatever you studied – from law to accounting, creative industries to social work – it’s likely that your insight and experience will be of value. In previous years, our cohorts consisted of students with qualifications in:

  • Business (Management, Human Resources, Marketing etc.)

  • Economics and Finance

  • Public Policy

  • Law and Legal Studies

  • Creative Industries

  • Science (including environmental science)

  • Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Public Health

  • Humanities

  • International relations

  • Philosphy

  • And so many more!

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What do recent graduates say are the best things about working with us?

"Flexible working hours, positive organisational culture, opportunities for growth and development"

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