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Department of State Growth

Job vacancies and opportunities

If you are interested in a career with the Department of State Growth please see our current vacancies on the Tasmanian Government Jobs Webpage. This page also includes the relevant statement of duties and application form, as well as details on how to apply for positions.

There are opportunities and pathways for mobility within the Department of State Growth and the broader Tasmanian State Service.

Eligibility for job opportunities

To work with the Department of State Growth you must be an Australian citizen, have permanent resident status or appropriate visas that allow you to undertake paid work in Australia.  You will need to provide evidence of your citizenship or immigration status.

Some roles will have essential qualifications and/or registration requirements that you will need to meet – you will see these in the Statements of Duties for vacancies advertised.

Graduate program

The Department State Growth participates in the Tasmanian State Service annual Graduate Program which offers opportunities for motivated and creative individuals who are passionate about making a positive contribution to the State.  The two year program is designed to support graduates in meeting their full potential through a combination of formal training, interactive and independent learning as well as action learning groups.  As a graduate, you will have opportunities to advance your career or branch out into new areas of interest.  The formal graduate program provides structured training and leadership development to support the development of new skills and build careers which offers new challenges and opportunities.

We look for graduates across a range of disciplines with each business area having a different approach to structuring the graduate work - you may rotate to up to four different roles over the course of the two year program, or you may have one primary role.  The program aims to offer a placement in one other agency for up to six months.  The rotation out of your agency is in the second year of employment.

Vacancies for the Tasmanian State Service Graduate program can be found on the Tasmanian Government Jobs Webpage when advertised.  Selection processes and offers are expected to be made prior to Christmas.  Successful applicants are expected to start January / February with the development program commencing in March each year.


The Department of State Growth employs trainees in a range of areas.  More information on traineeships in Tasmania can be found at Skills Tasmania.

State Service Internships

The Department of State Growth participates in the Tasmania Government internship program with the University of Tasmania.  The program is available to:

  • select third year students who have completed School of Government subjects at distinction level
  • students undertaking Public Policy postgraduate coursework programs
  • Public Policy Honours students

The program is run each year from the School of Government at the University of Tasmania.  Interns undertake a research project within State Service agencies for a period of approximately 14 weeks, with internships being offered each semester.

The benefit for the Tasmanian State Service is that it encourages talented young graduates to undertake research that may not otherwise be accomplished and the university benefits by obtaining research opportunities by accessing State Service agencies.

You can click here to find more information.

Volunteering and unpaid work activities

Volunteering and structured and supported unpaid work activities are integral parts of Tasmanian society and have significant benefits to the community, individuals and the department.  We are committed to creating a positive work environment that recognises and supports the valuable role that volunteers play in the community and within State Growth.

More information on volunteering opportunities can be found here.

Work experience

The department provides opportunities for students at secondary and tertiary level to participate in a variety of program to assist in their learning and development. The work experience program provides short-term placements within the department for Year 10 to 12 students to broaden their experience and learn in a work environment.

Students wishing to organise a placement should speak to the student work experience placement coordinator at their school or college.