Scholarships and traineeships

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 has 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 payment 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 ($53,550 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 trainees through the Northern Territory Public Sector (NTPS) Traineeship Program. Traineeships combine employment with structured learning to develop workplace skills and provide a nationally recognised qualification at the certificate II, III, IV and Diploma Level.  For more information, contact Treasury Human Resources on +61 8 8999 6280 or email

Last updated: 22 January 2018

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