2021 Aboriginal Graduate Scheme (VPSG2)

Job posted: 02/03/2020
Applications close: 05/04/2020 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Program is 12 months

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $52,493 - $67,410

Occupation: Graduate

Reference: VG/2021GRADS-A

Reference: VG/2021GRADS-A

Occupation: Graduate

Salary Range: $52,493 - $67,410

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

Are you interested in a diverse career in justice?

The Department of Justice and Community Safety Aboriginal Graduate Scheme is an exciting initiative which provides real employment pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates.

The department is now seeking Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander graduates from a range of disciplines and interests who are passionate about contributing to the future of Victoria's public sector. Successful completion of the Graduate program will ensure progression to an ongoing position.

What we offer

Our graduate scheme offers learning and development opportunities in an inclusive and supportive environment, which includes:

  • support from a dedicated Aboriginal Employment Team
  • access to the strong Aboriginal Employee Network and Aboriginal Youth Network (aged 18 to 26)
  • access to annual Cultural/Ceremonial and NAIDOC leave
  • access to the Aboriginal Career Development Program
  • and an ongoing, full-time VPS3 position upon successful completion of scheme.

Over the 12-month program, graduates will work on a number of current public issues, contributing to change across the wider community.

Graduate roles are available in the following employment streams:

  • Generalist stream
  • Data analytics stream
  • Law and legal stream
  • Project delivery stream

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who; identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is accepted by the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community in which you live or have lived in
  • have completed your undergraduate or postgraduate degree or the same as level 7 and above of the Australian Qualifications Framework between 1 January 2018 and 1 January 2021 
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or have unrestricted working rights for ongoing work
  • not be on a temporary graduate visa
  • not have taken a voluntary redundancy from the Victorian public sector in the 3 years up to the program start date of 25 January 2021.

Our graduate recruitment process:

Stage 1: Complete the application form and upload resume

Stage 2: Behaviour interview and work sample

Stage 3: Pre-employment checks - the successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

Stage 4: Job offer

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply. Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Employment Team throughout the recruitment process. Please visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment for further information.

For further information please contact: The Aboriginal Employment Team on (03) 8684 1753 or aboriginal.employment@justice.vic.gov.au

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 5 April 2020.

2021 Aboriginal Graduate Scheme (VPSG2)

Job type:

Full time / Program is 12 months

Job classification:



Gavin Somers | (03) 8684 1753 or aboriginal.employment@justice.vi

2021 Aboriginal Graduate Scheme (VPSG2)