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Victorian Government 2022 Generalist Graduate Program


We want Victoria to be innovative and reflective of the community we serve. Graduates join us because we offer meaningful work that directly impacts Victorians and offers incredible career opportunities. No other employer has such a diversity of roles. Work in a place where you can live our shared values, including integrity, respect and human rights.


Complete 3 rotations in different departments over 12-months. You'll contribute to important work and make connections across government. Along the way, you'll develop your talents and find new passions.

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; graduate communications and media officer; and graduate workplace adviser.


  • Exposure to different government departments / agencies through rotation
  • A structured learning and development journey
  • Participation in executive mentoring
  • A promotion and pay rise to more than $72,000 on successful completion of the program
  • Collaboration with a large cohort of like-minded graduates
  • Opportunity to learn about the Victorian public service


  • Verbal and written communication
  • Problem solving and analytical mindset
  • Adaptability and resilience
  • Teamwork and stakeholder engagement


  • Completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree between 1 Jan 2019 and 1 Jan 2022; and
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident or have unrestricted working rights in Australia at time of application; and
  • Not be on a temporary graduate visa; and
  • Not have taken a voluntary redundancy from the Victorian public sector in the 3 years up to the program start date of 24 January 2022.


  1. Online application form
  2. Online assessment
  3. Video interview
  4. Assessment Centre
  5. Employment offer


The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pathway provides culturally appropriate guidance and support to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants through the recruitment and selection process. You'll be supported by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander staff and other experienced professionals during the recruitment process and your career within the Victorian public sector. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pathway is part of the Victorian public sector’s 5-year Aboriginal employment strategy, Barring Djinang.


The Disability pathway provides graduates with disability access to safe and inclusive support and adjustments from a dedicated professional. It enables us to better understand you as an individual and assists with equitable access throughout the entire process. It can also include support during the graduate year. The Disability pathway is consistent with the Victorian Government’s Getting to work disability employment action plan.


The 2022 Victorian Government graduate program applications are open between 13 July and 23 August 2021.

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We are accepting applications for our Law, Project delivery and Generalist streams. Visit for more details.


Read Zack’s graduate story: Zack is a Yorta Yorta/Dja Dja Wurrung man who has used his degree in criminology and psychology to follow in the footsteps of his family by starting a career in the public sector.

Read Stanley’s graduate story: Stanley has degrees in engineering and commerce, a background in project management and 5 years’ experience as a real estate agent.

Read Anna’s graduate story: Applying through the Disability pathway provided Anna a wealth of support including guidance from mentors and the Graduate Disability Liaison officer.

Read Rochelle’s graduate story: Rochelle was unsure what area of law she wanted to pursue. Through the law stream she worked in different departments and gained experience in various legal environments.

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    All Disciplines

  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand

  • Locations:


  • Program Duration

    1 Year



  • Salary range

    60,314 plus super

  • Position Start Date

    24 January 2022

  • Closing Date:3rd Aug 2021, 1:42 am


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