Students and Graduates Payments Settlements

Graduates have a unique opportunity to work in our Payments Settlements Department, which is responsible for operating critical infrastructure that supports the Australian payments system, including the Fast Settlement Service, which provides real-time settlement for payments made using the New Payments Platform.

As part of Payments Settlements Department, a graduate will be at the centre of helping to formulate business policy for our critical payment systems. The position therefore offers a unique and interesting insight into the operational work of a central bank and provides the opportunity to work in an area that is contributing every single day to the public interest, since reliable, safe and efficient settlement infrastructure is essential for a modern economy.

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Key dates

  • Applications open: May
  • Applications close: June
  • Assessment and face to face interviews: June/July
  • Offers made: July
  • Program commences: February of the following year

The Bank reviews applications as it receives them and may invite suitably strong candidates to undertake assessments immediately.

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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.