Opportunities are available through current vacancies or our temporary employment register.

Queensland Productivity Commission Graduate Program

We are looking for exceptional graduates with qualifications in economics to join the Commission and help improve the lives of Queenslanders 

From the moment you join us, you will be working with experienced and talented economists in a diverse, collaborative and rewarding environment.  You will have the opportunity to apply your skills to influence public policy and help drive economic growth, lift productivity and improve living standards across Queensland. 

As well as a competitive remuneration package, graduates are offered opportunities to develop their skills, undertake training and build their professional networks. 


To be eligible for our program, you must be a recent graduate (within the last two years) or scheduled to graduate before 2021. You must also be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or an Australian permanent resident. 

The Commission is committed to workforce diversity and encourages applications from Indigenous Australian peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities. 

Applications are closed

Applications closed on Friday 29 May 2020.   

To apply, register at the Queensland Government Graduate Portal. 

For more information about graduate opportunities with the Queensland Productivity Commission, please email position description for our graduate analyst role is available here. 

We are seeking expressions of interest for non-ongoing Economists, across all levels, to assist the Commission’s wide-ranging work. Our work calls for people with a strong background in economics, especially microeconomics, who are interested in policy analysis. Skills and experience in regulatory review, quantitative research (including cost-benefit analysis and econometrics), law and other social sciences are also highly valued by the Commission.

Positions available through the register will be non-ongoing (less than 12 months) and may be on a full-time, part-time or casual basis, depending on the business needs and requirements of the Commission.

Applicants will only be contacted if a vacancy arises suiting their skills and experience. There is no guarantee that an offer of employment will be made while an application remains on the register.

Applications on the Register will remain active for 12 months, or until applicants notify us that they are no longer actively seeking employment. Should applicants wish to remain on the register after 12 months, they will need to reapply.

To be appointed you must be an Australian citizen, have permanent residency status or a visa permitting you to work for the length of the employment. Referee checking and other pre-employment checks may occur prior to any offer of employment.