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Victorian Government

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  • > 100,000 employees

About Victorian Government

  • Government & Public Service

The Victorian Government

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.

The Graduate Program

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.

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

Project delivery stream

The Project delivery stream is open to graduates with majors in engineering, architecture, law, landscape architecture and project management. You'll work in the development, design and construction of high-profile public infrastructure projects. You'll be provided further training to complement the project delivery environment and your commercial capabilities.

Law stream

The Law stream is open to graduates with degrees in Law and / or a Juris Doctor that allows for admission to practise as an Australian lawyer. You'll work in legal and legislative areas undertaking research, drafting advice, developing effective networks and relationships and attending court. You'll be provided further training related to the law environment within the government.

Skills required

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

Eligibility criteria

Completed 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.

Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Pathway

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.

Disability pathway

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.

Hear from our graduates

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. Stanley, Project delivery stream

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. Anna, Generalist stream, disability pathway

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. Zack, Generalist stream, Aboriginal pathway

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. Rochelle, Law stream

Recruitment Process

Application stages

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

How to apply

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

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

Remuneration & Career Growth

Program benefits

  • 3 different roles in different government departments/agencies
  • 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
  • Contribution to a variety of exciting initiatives
  • Opportunity to learn about the Victorian public service

Graduate Review

Overall Score
3.9
Overall score based on 12 reviews
They Score Best in…
9.3
Diversity
9.3
Work Hours
8.2
Management
7.7
Corporate Social Responsibility
9.3
Diversity
9.3
Work Hours
8.2
Management
7.7
Corporate Social Responsibility
What Graduates Say About Them
  • Work culture, excellent colleagues.
  • The people have been really friendly and supportive in every team I've worked in. The work is incredibly diverse and quick-paced. I like that we're always working towards the purpose of improving people's lives.
  • Highly inclusive environment, encouraged to develop, closeness to senior management, diversity is respected.
  • Rewarding work.
  • I get to work on things that actually matter and affect the people around me. During the Grad program I got to input my thoughts on policies I worked on, and was always welcomed to share my opinions.
  • Lack of career progression and certainty.
  • Lack of career progression and certainty.
  • Highly rank structured.
  • Can take some time to move up the ranks.
  • Lack of knowledge on working with Aboriginal staff.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Melbourne
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
T
Teaching & Education

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I get to work on unique projects, all firsts in Victoria. I’m glad I’ve found where I want to be.

Jack, Project delivery stream

  • Graduate stories
I get to work on unique projects, all firsts in Victoria. I’m glad I’ve found where I want to be.

Jack, Project delivery stream

  • Graduate stories
The excitement of learning something new every day made me want to go to work.

Jess, Generalist Stream

  • Graduate stories
The excitement of learning something new every day made me want to go to work.

Jess, Generalist Stream

  • Graduate stories
I get to work on unique projects, all firsts in Victoria. I’m glad I’ve found where I want to be.

Jack, Project delivery stream

  • Graduate stories
I get to work on unique projects, all firsts in Victoria. I’m glad I’ve found where I want to be.

Jack, Project delivery stream

  • Graduate stories
The excitement of learning something new every day made me want to go to work.

Jess, Generalist Stream

  • Graduate stories
The excitement of learning something new every day made me want to go to work.

Jess, Generalist Stream


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Trinity Woodman

Trinity Woodman graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) / Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) from Monash University and is now an Analyst at Victorian Government.
  • Day in the life

Trinity Woodman

Trinity Woodman graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) / Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) from Monash University and is now an Analyst at Victorian Government.
  • Day in the life

Cheng Yu

Cheng Yu graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Accounting and in Finance) from The University of Melbourne and is now a Budget Analyst at Victorian Government.
  • Day in the life

Cheng Yu

Cheng Yu graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Accounting and in Finance) from The University of Melbourne and is now a Budget Analyst at Victorian Government.
  • Day in the life

Trinity Woodman

Trinity Woodman graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) / Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) from Monash University and is now an Analyst at Victorian Government.
  • Day in the life

Trinity Woodman

Trinity Woodman graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) / Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) from Monash University and is now an Analyst at Victorian Government.
  • Day in the life

Cheng Yu

Cheng Yu graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Accounting and in Finance) from The University of Melbourne and is now a Budget Analyst at Victorian Government.
  • Day in the life

Cheng Yu

Cheng Yu graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Accounting and in Finance) from The University of Melbourne and is now a Budget Analyst at Victorian Government.