Government Graduate Jobs in Victoria (VIC)

Most government graduate jobs in Victoria are offered through departments of the Victorian state government, although some Australian federal government departments have offices in Victoria and recruit locally.

The Victorian Public Service

The Victorian Public Service is made up of about 40 different employers who collectively employ nearly 40,000 employees. About 80% of these employees work for one of the 7 Victorian state government departments:

  • Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Justice and Regulation
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Treasury and Finance

Graduate starting salaries are generally set based on the Victorian Public Service standard classification codes - a graduate can expect approximately $53,000 plus superannuation in their first year. At the end of your first 12 months (usually as part of a rotation program), graduates can expect to be moved to the next salary band, which is above $60,000. Working hours are usually 38 hours per week, with most roles offering flexible work practices like working from home, and flexible start and finish times. Another perk of a graduate role in the Victorian Public Service is study leave, which usually become available after your first 12 months (depending on the role).

Federal government jobs in Victoria

Although some Australian federal government departments like the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Federal Police, and the Department of Human Services that have offices in Victoria, most Federal Government graduate programs are based in Canberra. Keep an eye on job postings in the GradAustralia jobs portal or the APS website for any graduate opportunities in Victoria, or alternatively apply for a graduate program in Canberra where there is the potential to transfer to Victoria at the completion of the program.

Applying for  Government Graduate Jobs in Victoria

Applications for all 7 of the Victorian Public Service Departments as well as 6 other Victorian government agencies can be made centrally via the VPS Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme (GRADS) portal. The GRADS program allows new graduates to enter a 12-month generalist development program, and take part in placements across various Victorian government departments. Graduates can also enter specific streams depending on their background and interest (e.g. legal, business and technology, accounting and finance, education, and economics streams). Applications are open in March/April each year and typically 80-100 roles are recruited annually.

 

 

Find the best Government Graduate Jobs in Victoria (VIC)

Store Support Centre Graduate Program – Melbourne based

Do you want to be a leader of tomorrow? Do you want to contribute your bold ideas to one of Australia's biggest and most iconic brands?

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Based in the Melbourne Store Support Centre (SSC)
Closing
14 April 2017

We take the development of high quality future leaders seriously. Our Global Management Trainee Program is an intensive 10-month rotational training program designed for the brightest, most driven university graduates.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne, Brisbane
Closing
1 April 2017

Are you ready to shape the future?

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Closing
17 March 2017

Right now we have graduate roles open in all our businesses. Whether it’s a career in Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Technology or Operations you are looking for Accenture has opportunities in all.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Closing
28 April 2017

At P&G we want you to get your career off to a fast start. That's why we don't have a traditional Graduate program with rotations or gradual ramp-up periods. We hand you real responsibility from the moment you walk through the door.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits Package
Location
Sydney, Melbourne
Closing
29 March 2017

The Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme (GRADS) is a 12-month development program where you have the opportunity to learn about public service and contribute to a variety of initiatives.

You are employed by one department or agency but you'll get to experience placements in two more departments or agencies throughout the year.

Best of all, you are guaranteed a position with your home department and a promotion on successful completion of the program.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$55,160.00
Location
Melbourne
Closing
17 April 2017

You've studied hard and you're ready to take the next step. We understand that once you graduate, it's not always easy to find your groove. The 2018 NAB Graduate Program can help you develop the skills, knowledge and network with which to build an exciting and inspiring career.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
26 March 2017

Westpac's vision is to be one of the world's great service companies, helping our customers, communities and people to prosper and grow.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide
Closing
31 March 2017

The Aboriginal Pathway to the VPS GRADS provides culturally appropriate guidance and support to Aboriginal applicants through the recruitment and selection process for the VPS GRADS.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne CBD (and Regional Victoria subject to availability)
Closing
17 April 2017

After years of study, you're looking to launch your career with a company that supports your ongoing development, and makes the world a better place. Make amazing happen at AECOM.

Salary
Competitive
Location
Multiple Office locations across Australia and New Zealand.
Closing
29 March 2017

The Department of Defence is one of Australia's largest organisations and has a key role as part of the Australian Government. We are seeking graduates from all university disciplines for work across the career spectrum.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$63,236 + 15.4 % superannuation
Location
Canberra (other locations include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Newcastle)
Closing
27 March 2017

We offer opportunities to graduates who are passionate about the financial stability of Australia. As one of our graduates, APRA provides you with a structured 12-month training and development program that focuses on building your technical and professional skillset.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Melbourne
Closing
2 April 2017

At ALDI, our people are the key to our success. Our comprehensive 18 month Graduate Program will kick-start your career and fast-track your path to retail leadership. ALDI - Where the CHALLENGE is as big as the REWARD.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$85K -$152K package including superannuation + Car*
Location
NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, ACT - Both Regional and Metro Areas
Closing
31 March 2017