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Victorian Government Graduate Programs

The Victorian Government graduate program is one of GradConnection’s 2022 Top 100 Graduate Employers, offering employment streams tailored to what you studied at university. There are also graduate pathways if you’re an applicant with disability or identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

 

The program is a year-long opportunity to experience the Victorian Public Service, grow your potential and gain new skills. It includes 3 rotations in different departments, where you’ll contribute to important work and make connections across government.

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Past Victorian Government Graduate Hiring Statistics

If you’re interested in working at Victorian Government, understanding when they have opened up applications for their graduate programs, graduate jobs and internships is helpful knowledge to have so you know when you might need to apply. Use the below information to see when Victorian Government hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.


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Job types

  • Graduate Jobs (100%),

Disciplines

  • Accounting (62%),

  • Actuary (50%),

  • Administration (50%),

  • Agriculture (50%),

  • Architecture (58%),

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Locations

  • Melbourne (100%),

Work rights

  • Australian Citizen (100%),

  • Australian Permanent Resident (100%),

  • New Zealand Citizen (100%),

Past Victorian Government Graduate Programs

Check out some of Victorian Government's past jobs they have posted on GradConnection over the last 12 months. Understanding the details about what a graduate employer is looking for well before applications have opened can sometimes be the edge you need to secure your first graduate program.


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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Generalist

All Disciplines

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Actuary
  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Defence
  • Design and User Experience
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Environment
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Food Technology
  • Funds Management
  • Government
  • Health
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Sports and Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Intelligence
  • Investment Banking
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Advertising
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Mining Oil and Gas
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Operations
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Physio and Occupational Therapy
  • Planning and Surveying
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Property
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Radiography and Medical Imaging
  • Recruitment
  • Research and Development
  • Retail
  • Science
  • Speech Pathology
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Start your career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose.

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Generalist

All Disciplines

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Actuary
  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Defence
  • Design and User Experience
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Environment
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Food Technology
  • Funds Management
  • Government
  • Health
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Sports and Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Intelligence
  • Investment Banking
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Advertising
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Mining Oil and Gas
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Operations
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Physio and Occupational Therapy
  • Planning and Surveying
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Property
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Radiography and Medical Imaging
  • Recruitment
  • Research and Development
  • Retail
  • Science
  • Speech Pathology
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Start your career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose.

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accounting

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Investment Banking

Start your accounting and finance career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose.

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Computer Science

and 9 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Statistics

Start your data analytics career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose.

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Economics

Start your economic consultancy career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose.

Hybrid remote
Closed

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Generalist

All Disciplines

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Actuary
  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Defence
  • Design and User Experience
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Environment
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Food Technology
  • Funds Management
  • Government
  • Health
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Sports and Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Intelligence
  • Investment Banking
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Advertising
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Mining Oil and Gas
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Operations
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Physio and Occupational Therapy
  • Planning and Surveying
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Property
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Radiography and Medical Imaging
  • Recruitment
  • Research and Development
  • Retail
  • Science
  • Speech Pathology
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Start your career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose.

Hybrid remote
Closed

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Economics

Start your economic consultancy career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose.

Hybrid remote
Closed

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Computer Science

and 9 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Statistics

Start your data analytics career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose.

Hybrid remote
Closed

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accounting

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Investment Banking

Start your accounting and finance career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose.

Hybrid remote
Closed

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Generalist

All Disciplines

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Actuary
  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Defence
  • Design and User Experience
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Environment
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Food Technology
  • Funds Management
  • Government
  • Health
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Sports and Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Intelligence
  • Investment Banking
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Advertising
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Mining Oil and Gas
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Operations
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Physio and Occupational Therapy
  • Planning and Surveying
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Property
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Radiography and Medical Imaging
  • Recruitment
  • Research and Development
  • Retail
  • Science
  • Speech Pathology
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Start your career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose.

Hybrid remote
Closed

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Generalist

All Disciplines

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Actuary
  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Defence
  • Design and User Experience
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Environment
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Food Technology
  • Funds Management
  • Government
  • Health
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Sports and Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Intelligence
  • Investment Banking
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Advertising
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Mining Oil and Gas
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Operations
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Physio and Occupational Therapy
  • Planning and Surveying
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Property
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Radiography and Medical Imaging
  • Recruitment
  • Research and Development
  • Retail
  • Science
  • Speech Pathology
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Start your career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose.

Hybrid remote
Closed

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Generalist

All Disciplines

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Actuary
  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Defence
  • Design and User Experience
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Environment
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Food Technology
  • Funds Management
  • Government
  • Health
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Sports and Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Intelligence
  • Investment Banking
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Advertising
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Mining Oil and Gas
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Operations
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Physio and Occupational Therapy
  • Planning and Surveying
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Property
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Radiography and Medical Imaging
  • Recruitment
  • Research and Development
  • Retail
  • Science
  • Speech Pathology
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Start your career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose.

Hybrid remote
Closed

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Generalist

All Disciplines

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Actuary
  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Defence
  • Design and User Experience
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Environment
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Food Technology
  • Funds Management
  • Government
  • Health
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Sports and Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Intelligence
  • Investment Banking
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Advertising
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Mining Oil and Gas
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Operations
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Physio and Occupational Therapy
  • Planning and Surveying
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Property
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Radiography and Medical Imaging
  • Recruitment
  • Research and Development
  • Retail
  • Science
  • Speech Pathology
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Start your career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose.

Hybrid remote
Closed

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Generalist

All Disciplines

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Actuary
  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Defence
  • Design and User Experience
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Environment
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Food Technology
  • Funds Management
  • Government
  • Health
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Sports and Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Intelligence
  • Investment Banking
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Advertising
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Mining Oil and Gas
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Operations
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Physio and Occupational Therapy
  • Planning and Surveying
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Property
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Radiography and Medical Imaging
  • Recruitment
  • Research and Development
  • Retail
  • Science
  • Speech Pathology
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Start your career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose.

Hybrid remote
Closed

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Generalist

All Disciplines

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Actuary
  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Defence
  • Design and User Experience
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Environment
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Food Technology
  • Funds Management
  • Government
  • Health
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Sports and Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Intelligence
  • Investment Banking
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Advertising
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Mining Oil and Gas
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Operations
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Physio and Occupational Therapy
  • Planning and Surveying
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Property
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Radiography and Medical Imaging
  • Recruitment
  • Research and Development
  • Retail
  • Science
  • Speech Pathology
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Start your career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose.

Hybrid remote
Closed

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accounting

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Investment Banking

Start your accounting and finance career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose.

Hybrid remote
Closed

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Computer Science

and 9 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Software
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Statistics

Start your data analytics career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose.

Hybrid remote
Closed

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Economics

Start your economic consultancy career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose.

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Architecture

and 17 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Architecture
  • Construction
  • Design and User Experience
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Industrial Design
  • Law
  • Planning and Surveying
  • Project Management

Start your career in the Victorian Government graduate program as a project delivery graduate. We welcome graduates from engineering disciplines, project management, planning, architecture and property development, landscape architecture and law.

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accounting

and 66 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Actuary
  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Defence
  • Design and User Experience
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Environment
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Food Technology
  • Funds Management
  • Government
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Sports and Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Intelligence
  • Investment Banking
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Advertising
  • Mining Oil and Gas
  • Operations
  • Planning and Surveying
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Property
  • Recruitment
  • Research and Development
  • Retail
  • Science
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Start your career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose where you will be supported by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and other experienced professionals during your career. Apply now to contribute to the Victorian community and follow your ambition.

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accounting

and 66 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Actuary
  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Defence
  • Design and User Experience
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Environment
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Food Technology
  • Funds Management
  • Government
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Sports and Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Intelligence
  • Investment Banking
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Advertising
  • Mining Oil and Gas
  • Operations
  • Planning and Surveying
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Property
  • Recruitment
  • Research and Development
  • Retail
  • Science
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Start your career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose. We welcome graduates from all academic disciplines. Apply now to join Victoria's most diverse employer.

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Law

Start your career in the Victorian Government graduate program as a law graduate. We welcome graduates from undergraduate and postgraduate law studies. Apply now to join Victoria's most diverse employer.

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Architecture

and 17 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Architecture
  • Construction
  • Design and User Experience
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Industrial Design
  • Law
  • Planning and Surveying
  • Project Management

Start your career in the Victorian Government graduate program as a project delivery graduate. We welcome graduates from engineering disciplines, project management, planning, architecture and property development, landscape architecture and law.

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Law

Start your career in the Victorian Government graduate program as a law graduate. We welcome graduates from undergraduate and postgraduate law studies. Apply now to join Victoria's most diverse employer.

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Generalist

All Disciplines

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Actuary
  • Administration
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Defence
  • Design and User Experience
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Aerospace Aeronautical
  • Engineering Chemical Processing
  • Engineering Civil Structural
  • Engineering Electrical
  • Engineering Environmental
  • Engineering Geotechnical
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Engineering Mechatronics
  • Engineering Petroleum
  • Engineering Software
  • Environment
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Food Technology
  • Funds Management
  • Government
  • Health
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Sports and Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Intelligence
  • Investment Banking
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Advertising
  • Medical and Biomedical Science
  • Mining Oil and Gas
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Operations
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Physio and Occupational Therapy
  • Planning and Surveying
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Property
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Radiography and Medical Imaging
  • Recruitment
  • Research and Development
  • Retail
  • Science
  • Speech Pathology
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Start your career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose. We welcome graduates from all academic disciplines. Apply now to join Victoria's most diverse employer.

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Start your career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose where you will be supported by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and other experienced professionals during your career. Apply now to contribute to the Victorian community and follow your ambition.

About Us

Victorian Government


The Victorian Public Service (VPS) provides health, education, transport, emergency services and more. The community trusts the public sector to serve them effectively, help grow the economy and keep people safe.

But there’s still important work to do.

To help strengthen our performance in these areas, we need graduates from all sorts of disciplines and diverse backgrounds.

Your work might include policy, administration, stakeholder engagement, community development, communications, science, healthcare, education, emergency services – the list goes on and on.

Read more about how we define the Victorian Public Service and public sector or see the full list of public sector agencies.

Why Join Us?

Victorian Government


Work with purpose

No matter where you end up in the program, as a graduate you’ll be working for the people of Victoria on projects that benefit everyone. Our graduates report feeling a sense of satisfaction knowing the difference they make to improving the lives of others.

Salaries and benefits

Graduates receive an attractive package of salaries and benefits.

Learning and development

Structured training throughout the year is designed to equip you with the skills to build a solid foundation for a career in the public service.

Extensive support

As a graduate, you’ll have access to senior Victorian Public Service (VPS) staff through executive mentoring. There’s also a buddy system that matches you with previous graduates, access to graduate alumni networks and a Graduate Advisory Committee.

Career progression

Once you successfully complete your graduate year, you’re guaranteed a promotion and a full time, ongoing role with the department you started your graduate journey with.

The Graduate Streams

The Victorian Government graduate program has streams to maximise your employment opportunities and make sure you’re doing what you do best.

Generalist stream

The generalist stream is open to graduates from all academic disciplines. You'll have a home department that you start in for your first rotation and return to at the end of the program following a structured learning and development program. Some positions offered in this stream include graduate policy officer, engagement officer, organisational development officer and corporate governance graduate.

Accounting and finance stream

You can apply to this stream if you have majors in accounting, banking, business management, commerce and/or finance. You’ll draw on your accounting and finance skills in every placement in this stream and get support towards Chartered Accountant or Chartered Practicing Accountant accreditation.

Data analytics stream

You can apply to this stream if you have majors in biostatistics, computer science, data analytics, data science, econometrics, engineering, information technology, mathematics, modelling, science and/or statistics. You’ll also have an advantage if you have coding experience in languages like Python, R, MATLAB, SAS, SQL and so on. You’ll work with a diverse range of datasets and analytics tools to improve the lives of Victorians.

Economic consultancy stream

You can apply to this stream if you have majors in economics or econometrics. You’ll contribute to a prosperous Victoria and play a role in managing our economy. Unlike other streams, most roles in this stream are with the Department of Treasury and Finance.

Pathways

The diversity of Victoria makes us stronger. So, it’s important the Victorian Public Service reflects the community we serve. To help us make the public service diverse and inclusive, we’ve made pathways for:

  • applicants with disability
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders.

You still choose a stream to apply for and you can let us know about any reasonable adjustments you already use or know you’ll need. If you want to chat to us about these pathways, email us at [email protected].

Graduate Program

Victorian Government


If you think a career in the public service is something to be proud of, then we want to hear from you.

We’re less interested in your grade point average and more interested in who you are.

We want people who are creative, curious, have a drive to learn and live our shared values of integrity, respect and human rights.

Victoria’s strength is in its diversity of backgrounds and lived experience.

We want graduates that reflect the community we serve.

If you’re an applicant with disability or identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, then check out the pathways you can opt into.

For all applicants, we have tailored streams you can choose from, where we look for strengths in:

  • verbal and written communication
  • problem solving and analytics
  • adaptability
  • teamwork and stakeholder engagement.

What’s in it for you

You'll work in 3 roles across different departments and get:

  • a starting salary of more than $61,000
  • personal and professional training
  • mentoring from executives
  • training in general and specialised areas
  • help to gain professional accreditation
  • flexible working conditions, such as working from home
  • a chance to build networks with like-minded graduates across government
  • a promotion and pay rise to more than $74,000 at the program’s end
  • access to future career opportunities that are only available to people who work in the Victorian Public Service.

Where you'll work

There are 9 departments and Victoria Police you can choose to work in for most streams. And each department has agencies attached to them that you may end up working in.

During the application process, you’ll tell us the top 2 departments you’d like to work in. If you don’t mind where you work, you can tell us that instead.

You’ll work in 3 roles over 12 months, across 3 departments.

Your choice of department will help decide where you may start and have an ongoing role.

Application Process

Victorian Government


To apply to our graduate program, you’ll need to complete our online application form, where you’ll tell us:

  • who you are
  • what you’ve studied
  • what stream you want to do
  • if you’d like to opt into a pathway as an applicant with disability or if you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

To complete the application form, you'll need your:

  • proof of Australian citizenship or permanent residency
  • undergraduate academic results and if applicable, postgraduate results or progress on your results if you don’t know what they are yet (we accept My eQuals)
  • resume.

As part of the online form, you'll have the chance to opt into the:

  • pathway for applicants with disability
  • pathway for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders.

If you opt in, we’ll be in touch to talk about any reasonable adjustments you already use or know you’ll need.

Once your application has been submitted, you will be required to complete online testing, record a video, participate in group activities and attend an interview.

For more information about how the application process works, visit grads.vic.gov.au.

Employee Profile - Generalist Stream, Aboriginal Pathway

Victorian Government


Zack's graduate story: Aboriginal pathway, generalist stream

Zack is a Yorta Yorta/Dja Dja Wurrung man who is following in the footsteps of his family by starting a career in the public sector.

Zack

Stream: Aboriginal Pathway
Home department: Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP)
Studied: Criminology and Psychology
How he describes himself: Curious, resilient, committed, warm, passionate and open
Pronouns: He/him/his

About Zack

I play lots of video games and am the proud father of 8 indoor plants.

Being both LGBTQIA+ and an Aboriginal person means that consideration for human rights, and my rights are at the centre of much of my decision making throughout my career and in general.

Career wise, I hope to be in a manager role within 5 years. I plan to stay with Aboriginal Justice because I feel dedicated to that specific area of government.

Because of my background as a person from multiple minorities, I think it’s important to be the thing you wished you saw as you were growing up.

What I expected

I challenged my ideas of what I thought working for government might be like. There can be a fixed idea of what a government worker should be and an assumption that the work will be boring. But it’s not! I’m proud I took the chance and gave this job a go.

My anxiety about the recruitment process was alleviated when I spoke to the people who run the Aboriginal pathway. They explained things to me and put my mind at ease. I’m glad the process was more about who I am as a whole person and the capacity I have, rather than who I am on a piece of paper.

What I experienced

The program helped me develop skills and gave me support while I navigated the, often confusing, world of work. The support I received made the experience warm and bonding, rather than feeling like I was in it alone.

I enjoyed working in a team with people who were well versed and passionate about what they were doing. They made me feel more confident in the types of work I was doing. I loved the location of my work too.

I was pleasantly surprised by how willing people were to help and assist. Managers, mentors, buddies, and even my peer graduates. If I had an issue or a question someone would step up to the plate and make sure I was okay.

Who I worked with

I worked with Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) as a Project Officer. I had the opportunity to work on issues faced by children in and out of home care.

How I worked in 2020

Working virtually using programs like Microsoft Teams and Zoom was kind of awkward at first but I got used to it pretty fast. I also saved a lot of time because I didn’t have to commute every day. Overall, it’s been a positive experience.

Advice for anyone thinking of applying

Take your time with learning. You might feel like you’re behind, but that’s expected from everybody there.

Ask lots of questions, somebody is always willing to answer them for you.

Write down acronyms so you don’t forget them – it can be hard to follow a discussion because there’s a lot of acronyms, but over time you’ll confidently be able to participate and follow along.

Employee Profile - Generalist Stream, Disability Pathway

Victorian Government


Anna's graduate story: disability pathway, generalist stream

Applying through the Disability pathway provided Anna a wealth of support including guidance from mentors and the Graduate Disability Liaison.

Anna

Stream: Disability
Home department: Department of Education and Training
Studied: Education
How she describes herself: Determined, optimistic, caring, enthusiastic, helpful and introverted
Pronouns: She/her/hers

About Anna

I love sitting outside with a good coffee, a pastry and digging into an enthralling book or playing dungeons and dragons. I also can’t wait to start traveling again. There’s so much of the world to explore and I want to see as much of it as possible in my life.

In the future, I want to work in a policy-centric role related to the curriculum or assessment within education. I want to advocate for people with disabilities and ensure that we’re represented in every level of government and involved in important initiatives and decisions.

What I expected

I assumed it was going to be different to anything else I’d done, so I expected a challenge. I figured there’d be meetings and writing, and a fast-paced environment, but I had no clue what my day-to-day would look like. That made starting the program intimidating, since I was stepping into the unknown.

My experience with the disability pathway

The best part of the disability pathway recruitment process was being able to speak to a representative with a disability at the Assessment Centre.

The Graduate Disability Liaison officer facilitated a meet and greet with my new manager just prior to the beginning of the program. This took some of the pressure off me having to explain everything to my manager on my first day. My manager was very accommodating and was able to set up adjustments before I started.

After starting the program, my fellow disability pathway graduates and I requested workshops to help improve the pathway. As a result, some new programs were created, including pathway formal and informal catch ups and a mentoring program involving mentors with a disability.

I’ve appreciated having other people I can talk to regarding disability and their experiences, and my mentor has been incredibly supportive.

What I experienced

It was definitely challenging! But it was a positive challenge. I feel like I had the opportunity to develop new skills and hone existing ones. I enjoyed all the people, and the workplace was a lot more flexible than I was expecting, which really helped me feel less stressed. It gave me quite a bit of autonomy.

When I first started, I enjoyed that there was always something new to learn. I appreciated tagging along to different meetings, which gave me insight to other projects and work being done in our division.

Our team had meetings in the morning where we would discuss our work for the day and have a bit of a catch up. It always helped me feel invigorated for the day ahead and gave me a bit of structure, which can be difficult to find when working from home.

Who I worked with

My first rotation was the Department of Education and Training (DET).

My second rotation was with the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS). It’s been a very different experience, but also one I’ve enjoyed.

Everyone is really nice and is there to help you succeed. People care about making sure you’re doing something you enjoy.

A highlight for me was getting to know other graduates throughout the year and building new friendships. That alone made the program well worth it.

How I worked in 2020

It was weird working from home at first. It makes things a little more complicated – you can’t just go up to someone and tap on their shoulder to speak with them.

Conversations become more formal because you usually end up having to book a virtual meeting. I had to be more assertive and ask for feedback or more work because it was difficult to get in touch with some people. Ironically though, meeting with other grads has been easier, because we don’t have to work out where the best physical location is to meet.

Working from home improved my work life balance. It’s nice to just shut down my computer at the end of the day and walk into the next room to start discussing evening plans without having to commute on a packed train.

I’ve had some adjustments to help with my role. I was given a sit/stand desk and footrest to make sure my workstation was set up ergonomically. I’ve been given a fair bit of autonomy to control my workdays, which has made it easy to manage other obligations or having longer rest periods.

Advice for future applicants

Go for it! You never know what might happen, what twists and turns may await you. And remember that enthusiasm is key.

Also, wear runners for your commute and just change to a pair of flats at the office – genius!

Advice for anyone considering the disability pathway

It’s worth applying through the disability pathway. You still have to advocate for yourself, but the pathway is a good start. It helps foster your capacity to make the most of your graduate program. It’s also a great way to build your own friendships and support networks.

Employee Profile - Economic Consultancy Stream

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Mollie's graduate story: economic consultancy stream

Entering through the economic consultancy stream, Mollie was determined to develop her business engagement skills and gain experience across different policy areas.

Mollie

Stream: Economic consultancy
Home department: Department of Treasury and Finance 
Studied: Economics and science
How she describes herself: Sociable, adaptable, independent, genuine, respectful and perpetually confused 
Pronouns: She/her/hers

About Mollie

I moved to Melbourne at the start of 2020 and enjoy exploring the city and catching up with friends. In my downtime, I paint and work with my hands. During the Coronavirus lockdown, I got creative by painting old shoes and clothes, and repairing furniture I found by the road. It was nice to have low stress and grounding activities to do.

Career wise, I want to explore more opportunities and roles within government. Long term, I plan to complete a master’s degree and investigate a career in the private sector or something else entirely. Maybe I’ll open a sandwich shop?

What I expected

Before applying, I was impressed by the inclusivity programs and work culture within the Victorian Public Service (VPS). I value inclusion and wanted to work for an employer that promoted equity and equality.

I was looking forward to the range of work offered by the program, and within the VPS. As a young professional, I wanted to gain experience in different policy areas. I thought I’d be doing administrative tasks and working long hours because I was a grad. Luckily, that was not the case.

What I experienced

I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly my team accepted me, actively inviting me to a wide range of meetings and pulling me into the working community. I was assigned relevant work early on, and my manager made time to support my learning and development.

I loved finishing a piece of work and sending it to my manager or director. They would always provide constructive feedback that helped me learn about government process and improve my work. I found that style of learning satisfying, and I appreciated their support, especially in the first few months. It made me feel motivated and positive about coming to work every day.

Who I worked with

In my first rotation I worked in the Department of Treasury and Finance in the Economic Division.

I worked with an experienced team on a research project looking into the effects of COVID-19 on the training market. It was great working on a topical research project and contributing to policy discussions.

By the end of my first rotation, I was being asked for advice on different policy areas. It felt great to be relied on for my knowledge and support.

For my second rotation I was with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions in Jobs, Innovation and Business Engagement.

I’m proud of how I’ve grown as a professional and improved my business engagement skills and how I participated in group social activities that allowed me to meet people outside my team and learn more about policy.

How I worked in 2020

Our working environment changed quickly after I started the program as we transitioned to working from home. My managers were very supportive, and I had some flexibility to manage my start and end times which has been helpful.

Going through COVID-19 with my housemates made the transition to working from home much easier, and it was great to have people to chat to during lunch and throughout the day.

I’m eager to get back to the office and collaborative in meetings with everyone engaged around a table. But I also enjoy being able to control my environment, and it’s great not having to wear shoes to work.

Advice for future applicants

Make sure you read and think carefully about the criteria – it’s good to have some targeted answers and examples prepared.

A full workday can be unexpectedly tiring and sitting down all day is as bad for you as it sounds. Try to stand up regularly, go outside at lunchtime, and make time for semi-social activities.

Be flexible and ready to do any sort of work, but also keep an eye out for projects you really want to work on and ask for the support to do so. This program is meant to be a learning opportunity, don’t be afraid to take advantage of that.

Employee Profile - Generalist Stream

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Jess's graduate story: generalist stream

Jess has a passion for Victoria, recycling and low-waste living. She was thrilled to be offered a role with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Jess

Stream: Generalist
Home department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Studied: International relations
How she describes herself: Friendly, confident, organised, nerdy, environmentalist, garden-lover
Pronouns: She/her/hers

About Jess
I’m a bit of a nerd. I love reading and sewing (need a mask anyone?) and I have a border collie named Cash who’s the cutest dog ever. I live on the beach, in a big old house, with 6 other people who are the best. We do lots of gardening, fishing and fixing things.

I want to continue to work in government. I’d love to try working in the waste and recycling area of DELWP. I’m passionate about recycling, low-waste living and the circular economy and I think Victoria is embracing that.

What I expected

The Victorian Government Grad program has the best recruitment process. They sent out job offers months before any other program I applied for. This gave me the opportunity to stay and work in Melbourne instead of taking a role interstate.

I have so much passion for Victoria and I wanted to work for an organisation that helps make Victoria what it is.

I worked in the hospitality industry for 10 years and never had an office-based, nine-to-five job. I was used to being on my feet all day, using my hands more than my head. So, I expected the graduate program to be scary, intimidating and to feel like I was out of my depth.

What I experienced:

When I started the program, it was more relaxed than I’d expected! My team were very supportive and knew how to ease me into things. They knew how to induct me and understood that I was starting from scratch.

The excitement of learning something new every day made me want to go to work. I’ve been involved in different projects, helping multiple teams and am learning new skills every day.

Who I worked with

I’ve worked with 2 departments. My home department is the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP – the W is silent) and the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR).

I’m proud of all the acronyms, computer programs and writing techniques I’ve learnt.

Working from home has given me an incentive to stay connected to other grads and colleagues so I always look forward to a coffee catch-up or a themed quiz night with other Victorian Public Service (VPS) employees.

How I worked in 2020

I enjoy starting early and organising my day before doing anything else. I try to start and finish at the same time and don’t work outside of those hours unless it’s something urgent. I get dressed in work clothes to stay motivated.

I live an hour from the office, so cutting out the commute has been great for my health. I have more time to cook and exercise. Both departments have been supportive in setting me up remotely and it felt normal right away.

Advice for future applicants

If you’re thinking about applying, go for it! There really is something in the Victorian Government for everyone. And if you work with DELWP you can even be a part-time fire fighter.

If I could go back and talk to myself before my first day, I’d tell myself to chill. Everyone is so nice and there are no bad questions. I’d also remind myself not to drink heaps of coffee and then think you have anxiety – stick to good old herbal teas.

Employee Profile - Data Analytics Stream

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Monica's graduate story: data analytics stream

Being part of the grads program furthered Monica’s sense of purpose and community focus, helping her find her calling in a supportive, fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Monica

Stream: Data analytics
Home department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Studied: Science
How she describes herself: Inquisitive, sociable, adaptable, compassionate, logical and reliable
Pronouns: She/her/hers

About Monica

Being of the South-East Asian diaspora, I love exploring my culture through its cuisine and I’m passionate about telling stories with food. I love having friends over so I can cook and entertain. I also love reading, hopefully travelling again soon, and taking my dog on big walks around the Yarra river.

When it comes to my career, I want to continue working in government. It gives me such a sense of purpose knowing my work is helping the community. I’m a big advocate for sustainable eating and farming practices so I’d love to study it. Then I could return to the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, or possibly parts of the private sector like lab grown meats or vertical farms!

What I expected

I probably had the same expectations as most people when thinking about a job in government - I assumed my day-to-day would be similar throughout the year. But it’s been quite the opposite.

A big draw card for me was the department rotations. I thought it would be hard changing roles and moving into, what are essentially, different organisations but it was a rewarding challenge.

It’s easy to put the departments and agencies into one “public service” pile but they’re very different and have their own personalities. My rotations have placed me in roles I would never have chosen for myself, but that I’ve come to love.

What I experienced

I was surprised by the diversity of work opportunities across our cohort. I knew we’d be doing different things based on our stream, but even taking that into account, there was a huge variety in the roles within the streams.

The mentorship program gave me a wealth of knowledge and support and connected me with people I wouldn’t have otherwise had access to. I met with previous graduates who worked in my team and got to hear about their experience in the program and their career progression.

A highlight of the program has been the connection I’ve made with my executive mentor. I knew how busy she was as an executive, but she surprised me with the amount of attention she gave me and the genuine interest in my personal and professional development.

My mentor has been my sounding board for when I needed to have difficult conversations, but she also checks in on me, like when I got my wisdom teeth removed.

Who I worked with

My first rotation was with the Department of Justice and Community Safety in the Information Management Unit as a Developer and Data Analyst.

I was anxious when I started in a technical/programming-based role, something I had little exposure to. But my manger was so supportive, giving me time and space to develop my skills and to be successful in the team.

My second rotation was with Victoria Police in Service Strategy and Performance, Information Systems & Security Command as a Project Officer.

This role brought home how my work directly impacts the community, because I could see it happening.

My favourite part of the day is when I get to check in with the graduate network and debrief. The support from the network makes my job so much easier and more enjoyable.

I’m thankful for the close connections I formed with graduates in my home department (DJCS) before working from home. They’ve been my biggest support through the program, especially because our experience has been so unique.

How I worked in 2020

My teams were incredibly supportive and we maintained a “team environment” despite working from home. We had online coffee catchups where we could discuss anything work or non-work related. We also had online trivia, quizzes, and funny emails to help us feel connected.

I’m proud of getting over my fear of meeting new people. I now really enjoy calling colleagues I don’t know well and having “virtual coffee catchups”. Working from home made it easier and I’ve had the chance to get to know people from different departments and levels.

The VPSC team arranged coffee catchups for the graduate cohort to keep us connected. They also ran regular events so we could catch up virtually outside work.

Advice for future applicants

I absolutely recommend the program to anyone considering it. There’s always meaningful work being done, and it feels good knowing you’re making a difference.

Approach the program with an open mind and don’t funnel your thinking into a specific department or position. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of roles within the public service and you never know which one might catch your eye.

People are so giving with their time when they learn you’re a graduate. They love sharing their story and how they ended up in their role. Hearing their stories is a great opportunity to learn more about the VPS in general, but also to create meaningful connections with your colleagues.

Remember that it’s okay to make mistakes, don’t be afraid to try something new, and don’t dwell on the mistakes you make because they’re quickly forgotten in the face of the progress you’ll make.

Employee Profile - Accounting and Finance Stream

Victorian Government


Jagvir's graduate story: accounting and finance stream

When Jagvir was considering graduate programs, he knew he wanted an opportunity that would allow him to build his professional network and genuinely appreciate his contributions.

Jagvir

Stream: Accounting and finance
Home department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Studied: Bachelor of Commerce
How he describes himself: Entertaining, sporty, laid-back, friendly, ambitious and honest
Pronouns: He/him/his

About Jagvir

I love playing sports! Most of my weekdays after work, I either go play some volleyball, basketball or workout at the gym.

In the future I’d love to own my own business. I don’t know what, where or how. But I know I’ll have one at some point. Until then I’ll keep working on myself and developing my professional and interpersonal skills.

What I expected

I was searching for a position where I would be valued and give me the opportunity to develop great contacts across a wide variety of areas. I wanted to contribute to something greater and be proud of my work.

I was expecting the role to involve a lot of bureaucracy! And while there is a lot of administration and paperwork involved, we have a common goal; working for the people, with the people.

What I experienced

Throughout the year, all the executives I interacted with showed me the highest respect. I really valued this as it embodies how I interact with people, regardless of their position.

I really loved the enthusiasm my manager brought to our work. And catching up with colleagues became a highlight of my workday. Working through the various problems they brought to me was satisfying and fulfilling.

Who I worked with

My home rotation was in the Business and Financial Services team in Agriculture Victoria, part of the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.

In my second rotation, I worked in the Financial Services Division at the Department of Education and Training.

I got to work on many different projects over the year. Everything from budget submissions to grants reporting, system changeovers and more.

I worked on an analysis of worldwide policies and comparing them to equivalent ones in Victoria. I especially enjoyed this because my role isn’t policy orientated so I was able to get exposure to policy work.

How I worked in 2020

My work from home setup evolved throughout the pandemic. I can comfortably work from home now, but it was certainly a struggle in the beginning.

It helped that I had flexible hours where I was able to start earlier and finish earlier. This meant I could attend my sport training sessions, which is important to me.

Advice for future applicants

Focus your application around why you want to be part of the VPS. Having strong beliefs and ideals will make it easier to pick you out of the crowd.

A full workday can be unexpectedly tiring and sitting down all day is as bad for you as it sounds. Try to stand up regularly, go outside at lunchtime, and make time for semi-social activities.

Once you start the program, remember that if you ask, you shall receive. I wish I’d realised how open all co-workers were to point me in the right direction.

Cultural Diversity

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The Victorian Government aims to be an employer that reflects the community it serves.

Although the public sector is increasingly diverse, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds remain under-represented.

To ensure workplaces are increasingly attractive to those of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, many public sector organisations provide training in cultural awareness and competency, and the government departments and Victoria Police have localised cultural diversity strategies and staff-led networks.

Staff-led networks

The Victorian Public Service Women of Colour Network and the Victorian Public Service African-Australian Network are 2 public service-wide staff-led initiatives committed to supporting employees and contributing to inclusive and equitable workplaces.

LGBTIQ+

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The Victorian Public Service and sector organisations proactively support LGBTIQ+ inclusiveness.

Across the Victorian Government, there are various LGBTIQ+ inclusion strategies and action plans which set out how organisations work towards ensuring inclusive workplaces. Many organisations provide Ally training, too.

Victorian Public Sector Pride Network

The Victorian Public Sector Pride Network is a peer-led network that champions workplace inclusion for LGBTIQ+ employees and their allies.

It connects LGBTIQ+ employees and encourages an LGBTIQ+ inclusive culture. The network organises a range of events throughout the year and identifies and advocates on issues for LGBTIQ+ public servants. This work supports the government to be an inclusive employer, decision-maker and service provider for LGBTIQ+ Victorians.

For example, the group marches each year at Melbourne’s annual Midsumma festival and recognises International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and Wear it Purple among others, across government. The network also runs the VPS Pride Awards to recognise and celebrate achievement in LGBTIQ+ workplace inclusion in the public service.

Disability Pathway

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Victorian Government Disability Pathway

Dedicated support during the application process, workplace adjustments and flexible work arrangements, are just some of the ways the Victorian Government is making it easier for employees with disability to bring their whole selves to work.

If you opt into the disability pathway, we’ll work with you to give you flexible and tailored support in the application process.

For example, previous applicants have had these adjustments:

  • a phone interview instead of a video interview 
  • audio and captions for assessments
  • materials in larger font
  • more time to answer questions in the interview
  • more time to do the online test.

We’ll make a real effort to understand your needs and act on what you say.

Other ways we’ll support you are:

  • access to mentors with disability
  • access to workplace adjustments and flexible work
  • ways to connect with peers with disability.

Getting to Work

This pathway is an initiative of Victoria’s public sector disability employment action plan, Getting to Work.

The plan aims to raise the number of people with disability who work in the public sector to at least 12 per cent by 2025.

The plan has 3 focus areas:

  1. build awareness through access to information
  2. attract and recruit people with disability
  3. support employees with disability.

We believe that people with disability make the public sector stronger and better reflect the diversity of Victoria.

Your privacy

The Victorian Government graduate program will:

  • never share your information with anyone without your consent
  • leave it up to you if you want to tell your employer or peers about yourself.

Read our privacy policy to see what we collect and why.

Gender Equality

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The Victorian Government is committed to gender equality. Across the Victorian Public Service (VPS), about two-thirds of employees are women and in the broader public sector, 68 per cent of employees are women.

Women in executive positions are on the rise, with 53 per cent of executive roles in the VPS occupied by women (up from 51 per cent in 2020).

The VPS supports the participation of women in leadership and career development opportunities, by providing:

  • 4 weeks annual leave
  • parental leave for both genders (covering all definitions of parenthood)
  • carers, compassionate, family violence leave
  • flexible working arrangements to assist with work-life balance
  • an employee assistance program for well-being and career support
  • structured progression and professional development opportunities
  • staff networks specifically for women.

As part of their genuine commitment, the VPS has implemented, and continues to review, a flexible work policy to support both individual flexibility and business performance needs across the public service.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Pathway

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Victorian Government Aboriginal Pathway

The Victorian Government is committed to Aboriginal employment and investing in our Aboriginal workforce. A range of programs and initiatives are designed to include cultural safety, support and networking opportunities to help Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people find rewarding and meaningful careers in the VPS.

One way we do that is by ensuring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander graduates have fair and equal access to the graduate program. The Aboriginal pathway to the graduate program provides support during the application process, throughout the program and into a future government career. For 2021, 9 per cent of graduates came through this pathway.

You can opt into the Aboriginal pathway if you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Support is flexible and tailored to you.

It includes things like:

  • support with your application
  • support from your own pathway manager
  • one-on-ones during the application process
  • regular contact and catch-ups.

If you would like to talk to someone about the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander pathway please contact the Aboriginal Employment Unit on (03) 7004 7123 or [email protected].

Barring Djinang

This pathway is an initiative of Victoria’s public sector Aboriginal Employment Strategy, Barring Djinang.

The team in charge of Barring Djinang works with public sector employees who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

If you get into the program, check out what else in the strategy could help you as a public servant.

Your privacy

The Victorian Government graduate program will:

  • never share your information with anyone without your consent
  • leave it up to you, if you want to tell your employer or peers about yourself.

Read our privacy policy to see what we collect and why.

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