Disability employment

Disability employment

The Victorian public sector offers diverse and inclusive workplaces for people with disability.

People with disability can apply for any position in the Victorian public sector. Whether that's a traineeship, graduate program or any advertised role on this website.

You'll receive adjustments and support throughout the whole process — from the application stage to starting in the workplace. And there's the ongoing support throughout your career.

The public sector is a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects all abilities of the Victorian community. We're genuinely proud of that. And our Disability Action Plans are increasing employment opportunities even more for people with disability. 

Employment initiatives

Our disability employment initiatives are listed below. Follow the links for information and details about how to apply.

  • Stepping into Program internship

    The Stepping into Program is a minimum 152-hour paid placement for university students with disability. You can complete the internship in a 4-week block or spread it over a semester.  This is an Australian Network on Disability (AND) initiative currently hosted by the  Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources. To find more opportunities, visit the AND website.
  • Youth Employment Scheme (YES)

    YES is 12-month program for young people aged 15 to 24 offering paid work experience in Victorian public sector departments and agencies. The scheme offers adjustments and support throughout. After completing this program, you can apply for the Youth Cadetships Scheme. For more information and to apply, visit the Jobs Victoria website.


  • Youth Cadetship Scheme (YCS)

    YCS is a two-year, paid work placement for young people who have graduated from the Youth Employment Scheme (YES). You'll be employed by a public sector department or agency while you study for Certificate IV in Government. Adjustments and support are provided throughout. For more information and to apply, visit the Jobs Victoria website.
  • Disability pathway to the Victorian Government Graduate Program

    The disability pathway to the Victorian Government graduate program provides support for graduates with disability. The Victorian Government graduate program is a 12-month development program with three rotations in different departments. When you successfully complete this program, you’re guaranteed a job and a promotion. The pathway includes support and adjustments with the application process and placements. It also includes support during the graduate year.

    The disability pathway is consistent with Getting to work, our disability employment action plan. For more information, visit the Victorian Government graduate program website.