Apprenticeships, Cadetships and Scholarships

The Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) has been supporting students to achieve their goals for meaningful careers in the Public Sector for a long time now, and has a strong emphasis on employment programs and giving opportunities to locals by supporting their study and helping them to advance once they are working at DTF.

The department currently has three employment programs on offer for people who have finished high school and want to begin a career in the public sector.

Work Integrated Learning Scholarship in Economics and Accounting

The Work Integrated Learning Scholarship (WILS) is a whole of government program which enables students enrolled in full-time studies at Charles Darwin University in a Bachelor of Business or Commerce majoring in Economics or Accounting or a Bachelor of Accounting to apply for a scholarship.

The key benefits available to scholarship holders through the WILS, include:

  • a generous stipend of $2500 paid each semester for the duration of undergraduate study to assist with university fees; and
  • paid placements at Treasury of 6-12 weeks per year at an Administrative Officer Level 2 salary ($50,970 per annum).

Further details about the WILS in Economics and Accounting, including instructions for application, are available from the Charles Darwin University scholarships webpage under the Business Scholarships section.

Alternatively, please contact Treasury Human Resources on +61 8 8999 6280 or email


DTF employs apprentices through the Northern Territory Public Sector (NTPS) Apprenticeship Program. Apprenticeships take 12 months to complete, during which time apprentices receive training on and off the job to gain a Certificate III in Business Administration or Certificate III in Information Technology. For more information, download and open the Apprenticeship Information Flier (pdf, 54 Kb).

Cadetships for Indigenous Students

DTF is an active participant in the Indigenous Cadetship Support Program and provides Indigenous Australian students with financial and mentoring support, and work experience throughout their time at university. For more information, download and open the Indigenous Cadetship Support Flier (pdf, 46 Kb).

Last updated: 10 August 2018