Apply now for the 2024 Victorian Government graduate program

Apply now for the 2024 Victorian Government graduate program

As a graduate, you’ll have opportunities to learn and grow with mentors and peer networks and be guaranteed a permanent job at the end of the program.

About the graduate program

Applications for round 2 of the 2024 Victorian Government graduate program are now open. In round 2 we will be recruiting to our generalist stream.

The graduate program is a 12-month opportunity to experience the Victorian Public Service. You'll work in 3 roles across different departments and get:

  • a starting salary of $62,604 plus super
  • personal and professional training
  • mentoring from executives
  • training in general and specialised areas
  • flexible working conditions, such as hybrid working
  • a promotion and pay rise to more than $74,500 plus super at the program’s end
  • access to future career opportunities that are only available to people who work in the Victorian Public Service

To help us make the public service diverse and inclusive, we’ve made pathways for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability. You can let us know about any adjustments you already use or know you’ll need.


When you apply for the program, you will need to:

  • have completed your undergraduate or postgraduate degree or the same as level 7 and above of the Australian Qualifications Framework between 1 January 2021 and 1 January 2024
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or have unrestricted working rights for ongoing work
  • not be on a temporary graduate visa
  • have not taken a voluntary redundancy from the Victorian public sector in the 3 years up to the program start date of 29 January 2024.

You maybe be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status or exemption if you are successful in receiving a formal offer to join the program.

Personal Qualities

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

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

For all applicants, we look for strengths in:

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

How to search and apply for roles

For more information and to apply, visit
Applications close at 11:59 AM AEST Sunday 27 August 2023

Hear from our graduates

Get inspired by our graduate stories. Learn more about their experiences in the program and their advice for future applicants.

Program benefits (hybrid working)

Watch our video to see how hybrid is working for our grads


Stephanie's graduate story: generalist stream

Watch our graduate Stephanie's story.