Each year hundreds of graduates join the Victorian public sector to start new careers — you can be one of them.

Graduates join us because of unparalleled opportunities. No other employer can offer the breadth of opportunities across a range of roles and industries, and across the state  — in metropolitan, rural and regional areas.

Once you join us, you’ll be encouraged to experience different departments, take up temporary roles, and tap into your leadership potential. Our ongoing personal development and training programs ensures your career keeps on moving. 

Alongside competitive salaries and benefits, including flexible working arrangements, you'll get a chance to contribute to improving the lives of Victorians.

To get started, search for any advertised position or apply in advance for one of our well-regarded graduate programs.

Graduate programs

Our graduate programs provide all the structured support you need to start your graduate career in the Victorian public sector.

You'll join a network of like-minded people and have access to professionals for ongoing mentoring and guidance. Some of the public sector’s brightest stars are alumni of our graduate programs.

All graduate programs are listed below. Please note that applications are only open during specific times of the year.

  • Victorian Government Graduate Program

    The Victorian Government graduate program is a 12-month development program. As a graduate, you will work in 3 roles across different departments.

    When you successfully complete this program, you’re guaranteed a job and a promotion. For more information, visit the Victorian Government graduate program website.
  • Aboriginal pathway to the Victorian Government Graduate Program

    We want to see more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates choose a rewarding and meaningful career with the Victorian Public Service.

    There is a genuine commitment to supporting interesting, meaningful careers for Aboriginal people. Our workforce is best when it includes the diverse skills and experiences found throughout our communities.

    The hallmarks of the Aboriginal pathway are cultural sensitivity, dedicated support and strong networking. The pathway is part of Barring Djinang, the Victorian public sector’s 5 year Aboriginal employment strategy.

    For more information, visit the Victorian Government graduate program website.

  • Disability pathway to the Victorian Government Graduate Program

    The disability pathway to the Victorian Government graduate program provides support for graduates with disability. The pathway includes support and adjustments with the application process. It also includes support during the graduate year. This pathway is an initiative of Victoria’s public sector disability employment action plan, Getting to work. For more information, visit the Victorian Government graduate program website.

  • DEECA Science graduate program

    This is a two-year learning and development program with three rotations for recent graduates of science, natural resource management, agriculture, ecology, conservation, planning and related fields.

    More information on this program is on the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action website.

  • Victorian Auditor-General's Office (VAGO) Graduate Program

    The VAGO graduate program is a 12-month learning and development program which leads to an ongoing full-time position. Joining our cohort is the perfect stepping stone to help you achieve your career goals and aspirations. You will also have meaningful engagement with key stakeholders, both internally and client-facing.

    We’re working hard to build on our already diverse and strong workforce, and we're looking for driven and tenacious individuals in finance, science, education, arts, engineering, technology and more. Find out more now.
  • Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office (VGSO) Graduate Lawyer Program

    The VGSO Graduate Lawyer Program is a 12-month program including three-month rotations across four of the five branches of VGSO. Graduates will have access to continuing professional education, attend courts and tribunals, become involved in major commercial agreements and gain practical involvement with specialised areas of law.
  • Cenitex Future Leaders Graduate Program

    This 12-month program offers development opportunities across a range of areas and includes work on major ITC projects and mentoring from Cenitex leaders. You'll work on real-world ITC projects that support the State Government’s commitment to a digital Victoria and better outcomes for the community. This program is offered by Cenitex.
  • Victoria's Big Build (VBB) Graduate Program

    The VBB graduate program is a two-year program offering graduates first-hand experience working on real projects that are helping to make it easier for Victorians to travel around the state quickly and safely. During the program, you'll undertake rotations in a range of business contexts, a structured learning and development program involving a variety of professional and personal development workshops as well as site visits, project work, mentoring and experiential learning opportunities. This program is offered by the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority.
  • Suburban Rail Loop Authority (SRLA) Graduate Program

    The SRLA graduate program is a 24-month program offering up to four 6-month rotations across different business areas. During the program you will develop a wide range of skills and gain valuable industry experience as you rotate through project teams within your area of interest. Positions are available across a range of disciplines including engineering, communications, planning, urban design, law and more.

    As well as offering structured learning and development opportunities, the program also provides mentoring and networking to kickstart your career in transport. For more information visit the Suburban Rail Loop (SRLA) Graduate Program.
  • Department of Transport and Planning Graduate Program

    The Department of Transport and Planning Graduate Program is a 36-month program offering three 12-monthly rotations across different business areas.

    You'll receive professional and technical development, executive mentoring, relocation assistance, and opportunities to work across Rail, Road and Infrastructure, on some of the largest projects in the history of Victoria. The program is offered by the Department of Transport and Planning.