Join the Victorian Government as a graduate

Join the Victorian Government as a graduate

We’ re looking for graduates from a range of study areas to start their career in the 2020 Victorian Government graduate program where you can find work with purpose. Apply now at

How the program works

Complete 3 rotations in different departments over 12-months where you'll contribute to important work and make connections across government. Once successfully completed, you’ll return to your first rotation position with an on-going role and promotion.

What’s in it for you

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

  • a salary of more than $57,000
  • structured learning and development
  • 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 others across government
  • a promotion and pay rise to more than $68,000 at the program’s end

Who we’re looking for

We accept all high potential graduates from a range of studies and locations. To apply, you need to:

  • have completed your undergraduate or postgraduate degree between 1 Jan 2017 and 1 Jan 2020; and
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident or have unrestricted working rights in Australia; 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.

Aboriginal pathway

The Aboriginal pathway provides culturally appropriate guidance and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants through the recruitment and selection process. You'll be supported by Aboriginal staff and other experienced professionals during the recruitment process and your VPS career. The Aboriginal 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 resource. 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 about Chrissy’s year in our graduate program and the work she’s doing now on Family Violence Intervention orders:

Read more about Osman’s graduate rotations and how he’s helping deliver new schools for Victoria:

How to apply

Apply now at

Applications close Wednesday 7 August