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What does the Commission offer graduates?

Michael Brennan - Chair

Message from the Chair

Thanks for considering the Productivity Commission to start your career.

The Commission offers challenging and rewarding work covering a range of economic, social and environmental issues of great importance to Australia’s future. It is one of the best places in the country for an economist or policy analyst to gain experience and build networks to start their career.

By working with some of Australia’s best and most experienced policy analysts, and through access to both on-the-job and formal training, you will have excellent development opportunities. So, if you are interested in applying your economic and policy skills and qualifications to address some of Australia’s most important public policy issues, I encourage you to apply for our graduate positions.

Michael Brennan
Chair, Productivity Commission

The Commission offers

  • The opportunity to work with highly experienced analysts on a range of key policy challenges facing Australia
  • Interaction with industry, stakeholder groups, all levels of government and leading academics
  • A competitive remuneration package, excellent promotion prospects and flexible working conditions
  • An open, friendly and inclusive team‑based environment in an internationally recognised agency
  • Opportunities to develop your skills through further study and training
  • Assistance to new employees who move from interstate or overseas.

Ongoing career development

We understand how important skill development is in enhancing your analytical capacity and building the foundation for a successful career. Accordingly, you can expect to receive excellent and varied on-the-job training, as well as more formal opportunities to enhance your professional skills, including access to studies assistance, specialised training, seminars and workshops on a variety of topics.

We also support staff who want to continue studying while working with us.

Many staff have used this opportunity to undertake postgraduate studies, following completion of our graduate program.

Salaries and superannuation

The Commission offers a generous remuneration package to our graduates. The remuneration package for graduates commencing in 2024 will total $88,366 (with a salary component of $76,574 plus 15.4% superannuation).

Ongoing support and on-the-job training will be provided, as well as more formal opportunities to enhance your professional skills. There are excellent opportunities for Graduates to advance within the Commission. In previous years, most graduates have progressed to the APS Level 5 classification in the first 12 months.

Graduate Employment Opportunities

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Graduate Coordinators:

Elina Gilbourd
Ph: 02 6240 3247

Jeremy Kamil
Ph: 03 9653 2138

For any questions about our recruitment process, please contact:

Our Recruitment Team