The Science and Planning Graduate Program offers training and development opportunities for recent graduates of science, natural resource management, agriculture, ecology, conservation, planning or related fields.

Our two-year training and development program provides graduates with a mix of different experiences – potentially including field and policy work, exposure to research and community engagement activities. Every year, we recruit a new intake of planning and science graduates. Join the ranks of more than 250 program participants who have participated in a variety of roles, industries and projects across Victoria over the last 20 years.

As a new graduate, you will attend a formal induction which provides a chance for you to get to know your fellow graduates and to start working with your supervisor. Over the course of the program, you'll undertake three, eight-month rotations – living and working in regional Victoria. These placements offer you the opportunity to use your passion and knowledge to assist in Victoria's sustainability and growth, and wherever you go, you'll be learning from experts in your field.

The eligibility criteria to be accepted is; you need to be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or permanent resident of Australia and have completed a degree within the last 5 years.

We encourage Aboriginal candidates.

Students completing their degrees this year are encouraged to apply.

The program is a partnership between the Victorian Departments of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR).