The Victorian Government

Victoria is a leader in innovation, progressive social change and infrastructure projects. You can be part of it. Graduates join us because we offer incredible career opportunities. No other employer has such a diversity of roles.

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 data analytics stream is open to graduates with majors in biostatistics, computer science, data analytics, data science, econometrics, engineering, information technology, mathematics, modelling, science or statistics. You'll work with a diverse range of datasets and analytics tools to improve the lives of Victorians; from delivering better health and social services, to improving employment opportunities. You'll have the chance to rotate into high performing and innovative analytics teams across the Victorian public service. We accept all high potential graduates from all locations with coding experience in languages like Python, R, MATLAB, SAS, SQL and advantage.

Program benefits

  • 3 different data analytics focused roles in different government departments/agencies
  • A structured learning and development journey
  • Specialist training in data analytics that affects the government
  • Participation in executive mentoring
  • A promotion and pay rise to more than $68,000 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
  • Technical skills in data analytics

Eligibility criteria

  • have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree between 1 Jan 2017 and 1 Jan 2020; and
  • have a minimum of 6 units/subjects (major) in biostatistics, computer science, data analytics, data science, econometrics, engineering, information technology, mathematics, modelling, science or statistics; and
  • be an 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 28 January 2020.

Application stages

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

Aboriginal pathway

The Aboriginal 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 staff and other experienced professionals during the recruitment process and your career within the Victorian public sector. 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 a 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.

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How to apply

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

The Victorian Government graduate program applications are open between 8 July and 7 August 2019.