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Department of Transport
and Main Roads (Queensland)
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Type of Organisation

Queensland State Government Department

Employer Profile

TMR’s vision is to create a single integrated network accessible to everyone.     We move and connect people, places, goods and services safely, efficiently and effectively across Queensland.  We plan, manage and deliver Queensland's integrated transport environment to achieve sustainable transport solutions for road, rail, air and sea.    


Because of this large portfolio, when you work at the Department of Transport and Main Roads you are part of something bigger. Our graduate program allows our participants valuable, first-hand experience in their chosen career path.    


Central to our business is a proven commitment to actively listen and respond to Queenslanders. We then incorporate their views into decisions that may impact on people's lives. Our integrated transport planning approach ensures we contribute to:  •    people's quality of life  

•    Queensland's economic wellbeing  

•    a sustainable environment.    


Over a 2-year program, our graduates are given opportunities to excel, be challenged daily, given clear paths for professional training and career development, all while having the opportunity to work in some of the most beautiful regions in Queensland.    


As part of our program, we invest in people who are:

  • lifelong learners: people who are innovative, future-focused and willing to engage and contribute to our vision  

  • purpose driven: people who have a strong sense of purpose and are engaged in performance conversations and career planning  

  • agile and mobile: people that can easily adapt as they progress through their career and across the organisation  

  • capable: people who considers the customer, risk, and outcomes when making a decision  

  • safe healthy, and resilient: people who take the time to connect and contributes to the wellbeing of themselves and others.    


Culturally diverse  

We look for people with a connection to community and country to contribute to protecting our great lifestyle and growing in a sustainable way.  We offer the opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates and employees to join our Indigenous Employee Network and be supported not only professionally but culturally.    



Our vision is for an accessible network, and we place emphasis on an accessible workplace.  We aim to create an accessible workplace and transport network through awareness, conversations and shared understandings with community partnerships and people with disability. Our program is consistently reviewed and refined based on the feedback of our graduates and subject matter experts.  

Locations where there are vacancies for graduates 
TMR’s graduate positions are spread across the state of Queensland, from the vibrant South-East Queensland, tropical Far North Queensland and the sprawling outback of central Queensland.    


Our graduates can choose to work in  remote and regional locations.  

Residency requirements for Graduates wishing to apply

Australian or New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents only.


Roles available for Graduates

Due to the sheer scale of our department, our graduate program offers roles in various disciplines, which may change depending on business needs:  

  • Accounting  

  • Civil design and engineering

  • Communication  

  • Data science and information communication and technology  

  • Environment and cultural heritage  

  • Human resources and occupational health and safety  

  • Planning and transport modelling  

  • Policy and business  

  • Procurement and contract management  

  • Property  

  • Spatial and science survey.   

Degree Subjects Required for Graduates wishing to apply

TMR’s graduate program is open to recent graduates in a relevant discipline (within the last 3 years) or those who are due to graduate before the program commences in February of each year.

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

"The level of responsibility, trust, and constant advice/mentoring from my peers, managers, support officers. And the general positivity towards building a positive outcome for Queensland's transport network. I feel like I am listened to and heard within my workplace."


" Positive work culture and impact to local community, as well as work/life balance" 

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