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2022 Generalist Graduate Program

Metro Melbourne
Start your career in the Victorian Government graduate program and find work with purpose. Apply now to join Victoria's most diverse employer.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
20
Salary
$60,314 plus super
Start Date
24 Jan 2022

Application dates

Applications Open
13 Jul 2021
Applications Close
23 Aug 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
B
Accounting, Commerce & Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration & Management
Economics
Human Resources
Leisure, Hospitality, Tourism & Retail
Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
Transport, Logistics & Procurement
C
Communication
Media Studies
Fashion Design
Film & TV
Fine Arts
Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Creative Writing
Journalism
Music
Performing Arts
Photography
Creative Arts (all other)
E
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
Geotechnical Engineering
H
Anthropology
Geography
Classics
Criminology
Gender Studies
Indigenous Studies
International Development
Peace & Conflict
Refugees & Forced Migration
Archaeology
History
International Studies
Modern Languages
Literature
Linguistics
Translating & Interpreting
Librarianship & Curatorial Studies
Philosophy
Policy Studies
Political Science
Public Administration
Social Work & Sociology
Theology & Comparative Religion
Humanities (all other)
Social Science (all other)
Liberal Arts
I
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
Design & User Experience
L
Justice & Law Enforcement
Law
Legal Studies
M
Audiology
Speech Pathology
Biomedical Science
Chiropractic & Osteopathy
Dentistry & Dental Science
Exercise & Sports Science
Health Administration
Addiction Medicine
Anaesthesia
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
General Practice
Intensive Care Medicine
Medical Administration
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Ophthalmology
Paediatrics & Child Health
Pain Medicine
Palliative Medicine
Pathology
Physician
Psychiatry
Public Health Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Radiology
Rehabilitation Medicine
Sexual Health Medicine
Sport & Exercise Medicine
Surgery
Naturopathy, Acupuncture & Complementary Medicine
Aged Care Nursing
Community Nursing
Critical Care Nursing
Family & Child Health Nursing
Mental Health Nursing
Midwifery
Nursing & Midwifery (all other)
Nutrition & Dietetics
Occupational Therapy
Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
Paramedic Science
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Massage Therapy
Physiotherapy
Rehabilitation Therapies
Podiatry
Environmental Health
Epidemiology
Health Promotion
Human Movement
Indigenous Health
Occupational Health & Safety
Public Health (all other)
Radiography
Medical & Health Sciences (all other)
Medical Technology
Counselling
Psychology
P
Architecture
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Construction Management
Property, Land & Real Estate
Quantity Surveying
Sustainable Development
Urban Design & Town Planning
S
Agricultural Science & Management
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Science
Food Science
Forensic Science
Genetics
Geology
Laboratory Technology
Marine Science
Physics & Astronomy
Veterinary Science
Sciences (all other)
Spatial Science
T
Curriculum Studies
Early Childhood Education
General Education Studies
Primary Teaching
Secondary Teaching
Special Education
Tertiary Education
TESOL
Vocational Education & Training
T
Building
Carpentry
Heating, Ventilation & Cooling
Flooring, Plastering & Tiling
Plumbing & Gasfitting
Bricklaying & Stonemasonry
Electrical
Glass & Glazing

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

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The Victorian Government

We want Victoria to be innovative and reflective of the community we serve. Graduates join us because we offer meaningful work that directly impacts Victorians and offers incredible career opportunities. No other employer has such a diversity of roles. Work in a place where you can live our shared values, including integrity, respect and human rights..

The graduate program

Complete 3 rotations in different departments over 12-months. You'll contribute to important work and make connections across government. Along the way, you'll develop your talents and find new passions.

The Generalist stream is open to graduates from all academic disciplines. You'll have a home department that you start in for your first rotation and return to at the end of the program following a structured learning and development program. Some positions offered in this stream include: graduate policy officer; graduate communications and media officer; and graduate workplace adviser.

Program benefits

  • Exposure to different government departments/agencies through rotations
  • A structured learning and development journey
  • Participation in executive mentoring
  • A promotion and pay rise to more than $72,000 on successful completion of the program
  • Collaboration with a large cohort of like-minded graduates
  • Opportunity to learn about the Victorian public service

Skills required

  • Verbal and written communication
  • Problem-solving and analytical mindset
  • Adaptability and resilience
  • Teamwork and stakeholder engagement

Eligibility criteria

  • Completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree between 1 Jan 2019 and 1 Jan 2022; and
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident or have unrestricted working rights in Australia at time of application; and
  • Not be on a temporary graduate visa; and
  • Not have taken voluntary redundancy from the Victorian public sector in the 3 years up to the program start date of 24 January 2022.

Application stages

  1. Online application form
  2. Online assessment
  3. Video interview
  4. Assessment centre
  5. Employment offer

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pathway

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pathway provides culturally appropriate guidance and support to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants through the recruitment and selection process. You'll be supported by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and other experienced professionals during the recruitment process and your career within the Victorian public sector. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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 professional. 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.

How to apply

The 2022 Victorian Government graduate program applications are open between 13 July and 23 August 2021.

Apply now by clicking the "Apply Now" button below.

We are also accepting applications for our Law and Generalist streams. Visit our website for more details.

Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor or higher
Study Field
B
Accounting, Commerce & Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration & Management
Economics
Human Resources
Leisure, Hospitality, Tourism & Retail
C
Communication
Media Studies
Fashion Design
Film & TV
Fine Arts
Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Creative Writing
Journalism
E
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
H
Anthropology
Geography
Classics
Criminology
Gender Studies
Indigenous Studies
International Development
Peace & Conflict
Refugees & Forced Migration
Archaeology
History
International Studies
I
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
L
Justice & Law Enforcement
Law
Legal Studies

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
My grandmother worked for the Department of Justice and I noticed how respected she was by the community. I’m glad I am here continuing that legacy.

Zack, Generalist stream, Aboriginal pathway

  • Graduate stories
My grandmother worked for the Department of Justice and I noticed how respected she was by the community. I’m glad I am here continuing that legacy.

Zack, Generalist stream, Aboriginal pathway

  • Graduate stories
I want to advocate for people with disabilities and ensure that we are represented in every level of government and involved in important initiatives and decisions.

Anna, Generalist stream, disability pathway

  • Graduate stories
I want to advocate for people with disabilities and ensure that we are represented in every level of government and involved in important initiatives and decisions.

Anna, Generalist stream, disability pathway

  • Graduate stories
My grandmother worked for the Department of Justice and I noticed how respected she was by the community. I’m glad I am here continuing that legacy.

Zack, Generalist stream, Aboriginal pathway

  • Graduate stories
My grandmother worked for the Department of Justice and I noticed how respected she was by the community. I’m glad I am here continuing that legacy.

Zack, Generalist stream, Aboriginal pathway

  • Graduate stories
I want to advocate for people with disabilities and ensure that we are represented in every level of government and involved in important initiatives and decisions.

Anna, Generalist stream, disability pathway

  • Graduate stories
I want to advocate for people with disabilities and ensure that we are represented in every level of government and involved in important initiatives and decisions.

Anna, Generalist stream, disability pathway


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Graduate Certificate

In a rapidly changing world, knowing how the human brain works is increasingly relevant both inside the workplace and outside it. You can build your knowledge of this widening field as you apply contemporary psychological concepts to address community-based challenges.
Entry Requirements
  • Completed a minimum of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in any field other than Psychology at this or another University.

  • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1- Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Intake Months
Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Oct
Duration
8 months full-time
Study Mode
Online
Domestic Tuition Fees
$12,400 total
International Tuition Fees
$12,400 total