Students and Graduates Information Technology

Our information technology graduate program is an excellent opportunity for emerging professional talent looking to make a difference to the lives of all Australians. As a team member responsible for designing, transforming and developing the core IT functions that support our policy, operational and corporate objectives, you'll be well placed for an exciting future.

Many of our core system software applications, including those pivotal to Australia's banking and financial systems, have been developed in-house. Our employees maintain critical infrastructure and applications and graduates can work on diverse projects impacting all Australians.

When your next move could change your world, come to a place where talents are challenged, ideas are heard, and achievements are supported. Be more with us.

The information technology program

This is a two-year rotational program. You'll work in a supportive environment with comprehensive training, coaching and development of industry skills and technical and non-technical career pathways. Plus, you'll be working for an organisation that's making a difference.

We offer outstanding opportunities to work hands-on with leading-edge technologies within industry-aligned frameworks. You'll be part of a team that embraces innovation and works closely with the banking industry, Commonwealth Government and foreign central banks.

Find out more about an Information Technology career with the RBA.


As a graduate, you will complete four six-month rotations that could see you working in Cyber Security, Enterprise Architecture, Project Management, Data Technologies, Software Development, Business Analysis, Banking & Currency Systems, Cloud Platform Engineering and Infrastructure, IT Policy and Markets and Network Services.

Rotating through these different fields exposes graduates to other areas within the RBA, including strategy, governance and change management.

Eligibility criteria

  • You are passionate about information technology with a desire to learn and succeed.
  • You will hold or be completing a degree with strong academic achievement in information technology, computer science, engineering or a closely related discipline.
  • You hold Australian permanent residency or citizenship, or New Zealand citizenship.

Key dates

  • Applications open: 12 February 2024
  • Applications close: 5 April 2024
  • Assessment and face to face interviews: May 2024
  • Offers made: June 2024
  • Program commences: February of the following year

Application and selection process

Looking to be more and secure a fantastic opportunity with us? View some of the more frequently asked questions and answers about the application and selection process and your eligibility.

Can't find what you are looking for? Contact our graduate and intern program team.

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Embrace life

Life at the RBA

Work-life balance is important to us, and we understand the contribution that staff wellbeing makes to performance. Employees are rewarded with access to flexible work arrangements, as well as health and wellbeing programs.

Selection process

Looking to be more and secure a fantastic role with us? View some of the more frequently asked questions and answers about selection process.

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Summer Intern Program

Our Summer Intern Program is an excellent opportunity for high-achieving students to get first-hand experience working in Australia's central bank. The Program is designed to provide work experience and financial support during the final year of study to students who have the potential to be successful graduates at the RBA.

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The Reserve Bank of Australia is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourage applications from experienced candidates seeking workplace flexibility.