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Graduate Auditor


The 12-month graduate program will provide you with formal and on-the-job training, regular professional development sessions, mentoring and a dedicated buddy to support you as you start working with a variety of clients throughout Queensland. You have a choice of commencing in October 2023 or February 2024.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Flexible
Occupational group Auditing & Compliance
Classification AO3
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City
Job ad reference QLD/QAO08-23
Closing date 28-Apr-2023
Job duration
Contact person M Farook
Contact details 31496137
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About the Queensland Audit Office

On behalf of the Auditor-General, we provide insights to hundreds of state and local government clients on how to deliver better public services for Queenslanders. As the state's independent auditor, we are vital to Queensland's integrity system, giving parliament and the public trusted assurance.

We use some of the most contemporary practices in today's professional services industry to:

  • deliver high quality financial, assurance, and information systems services
  • give public sector entities insights on their performance, risks and financial management
  • report to parliament on the results of our work
  • investigate financial waste and mismanagement
  • share best practice across our client base and industry.

Working at QAO

Innovation, teamwork and relationships are at the heart of what we do. We invest in advanced audit capabilities with integrated analytics and information systems audits. Other benefits include:

  • a starting salary of $68,414 plus superannuation
  • travel throughout Queensland with your colleagues when performing client visits
  • Brisbane based with flexible work arrangements to support work-life balance
  • state of the art technology to enable you to work in head office, at client sites or at home
  • active social club organising events throughout the year.

Who can apply

To apply for the graduate program, you will need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen/Permanent Resident, or have permanent working rights within Australia
  • Be studying, or have studied, at an Australian university in an appropriate tertiary qualification accounting, commerce, business, data science, information technology, information systems, mathematics/statistics, public policy or management.
  • You must have completed a minimum of undergraduate level study within the last 2 years, or will complete a minimum of undergraduate level study prior to the program starting.

How to apply – closing date 28 April 2023

  • You should provide a copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and your academic transcript. A cover letter is optional (it is not a requirement).
  • Clearly state your tertiary qualification and graduation date (including pending dates) in your CV – your application may be unable to proceed if this is unclear.

As part of the final stages of the selection process, you must also provide 2 professional referees. You should start thinking about who you would like to ask to complete a referee report as the panel will want to hear from your recent supervisors/managers and your most recent employer.

More information

The position description outlining the role and the timetable for our recruitment and selection process is available on our Graduates page on our website. Our Graduate website also has a variety of Frequently Asked Questions about the program, and some insights from former graduates on their experience. 

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.


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Inclusion and diversity

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity, including making any reasonable adjustments to support you through the recruitment process.

Graduate portal

This recruitment portal is your gateway to a wide range of graduate program positions on offer in the Queensland Government.

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