Our people are a diverse and dedicated group, working across a range of disciplines including economics, accounting, finance, business services, taxation, insurance, superannuation and management.

Choosing a career with DTF

New employees to the department are formally welcomed through our Corporate Induction Program.  This induction offers a clear understanding of our expectations, values and the culture that drives our performance.

What to expect at DTF

Our vision is to make South Australia a better place to live, work, do business and raise a family through our contribution to government policy and decision making and the provision of efficient services.

We have a number of strategies in place to build the appropriate workplace culture, including:

  • setting an agreed organisational direction with a clear articulation of the visions and supporting actions (and the implementation of robust plans)
  • focusing staff and aligning actions and resources on organisational goals
  • systems and processes for capturing and analysing data to develop evidence based policy
  • influencing financial policy directions through active membership across government and industry boards, committees and professional associations.

Equity and diversity

DTF supports it's workforce by creating an environment free from discrimination, harassment and/or victimisation.

We recognise the importance of supporting a culturally diverse workforce through providing awareness sessions on Cultural Matters and Disability Awareness.

DTF promotes a range of opportunities for women through the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Gender Equality and Respect Working Group and the mentoring program for women.

DTF promotes a culture of zero tolerance towards violence and is an active supporter of the global White Ribbon movement to stand up and speak out to stop men’s violence against women.

Benefits of working for DTF

Work-life balance

We support flexible working arrangements to assist employees at all levels to achieve a greater balance between their work and other responsibilities.

Flexible working options include:

  • part-time employment
  • job share
  • working from home
  • flexitime/overtime/time off in lieu
  • purchased leave (48/52).

Health, safety and wellbeing

We value the safety and wellbeing of our employees, and provide an Employee Assistance Program to staff and their immediate families through an external provider.

We also offer a number of wellbeing initiatives including free flu vaccinations, fund-raising casual days and promotion of other health and lifestyle initiatives.

Performance management and development

DTF supports ongoing employee performance and development through:

  • a formalised Performance Management Program (PMP)
  • study assistance
  • access to an online Learning Management System.

The PMP recognises the contribution of all staff to the department's success and provides guidance on performance and conduct expectations. Individual performance appraisal sessions occur yearly with a mid year review after six months.

Continuous learning

DTF provides employees with access to an online Learning Management System, OurDevelopment. OurDevelopment supports corporate training requirements and assists staff in better managing their own learning and development needs.


DTF Branches are located centrally within the Adelaide CBD, with most staff housed in the State Administration Centre,  200 Victoria Square, Adelaide.

Applying for jobs at DTF

All vacancies at Department of Treasury and Finance branches are advertised on the state government job vacancy portal IWORKFORSA