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. You'll try various work on different topics. Along the way, you'll develop your talents and find new passions. The project delivery stream is open to graduates with majors in engineering disciplines, project management, planning, architecture and property development, landscape architecture and law. You'll work in the development, design and construction of high-profile public infrastructure projects. You'll be provided further training to complement the project delivery environment and your commercial capabilities.

Program benefits

  • 3 different project delivery focused roles in different government departments/agencies
  • A structured learning and development journey
  • Specialist training in project delivery 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
  • Contribution to a variety of exciting initiatives
  • 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 project delivery

Eligibility criteria

  • have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree between 1 Jan 2017 and 1 Jan 2020; and
  • have completed studies in engineering, project management, planning, architecture or property development; 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

  • Online application form
  • Online assessment
  • Video interview
  • Assessment centre
  • 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.

Hear from our graduates

Read about Chrissy's year in our graduate program and the work she's doing now on Family Violence Intervention orders.
Read more about Osman's graduate rotations and how he's helping deliver new schools for Victoria.

How to apply

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

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