Aboriginal Graduate Program - Victorian Cancer Agency (VPSG2)

Job posted: 16/02/2021
Applications close: 02/03/2021 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Health and Human Services

Salary: $53,946 - $69,276

Occupation: Graduate

Reference: VG/DH/HW/541920

Reference: VG/DH/HW/541920

Occupation: Graduate

Salary Range: $53,946 - $69,276

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination.


You will work as part of a team to support the activities of the Victorian Cancer Agency to enhance Victoria's excellent track record in cancer research and implement projects that align with the Victorian cancer plan 2020-2024.

A priority project for the graduate will be to support the Cancer and Aged Care unit to implement the Optimal Care Pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer in partnership with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, health services and community.

Are you?

  • Interested in a diverse career?
  • Wanting to be involved in shaping government programs and help to deliver better outcomes for the community?
  • In a final year undergraduate or post graduate university student studying:

-       Social and youth work, health, psychology, community services and related disciplines

-       Public policy, arts or indigenous studies

-       Business, economics, accounting, communications or law

To qualify for the Aboriginal Graduate Program, you must:

  • Identify as an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander
  • You must have either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or have satisfied all requirements of your program to be eligible for the Aboriginal Graduate Program
  • Be prepared to undertake a Police and Records Check
  • Not received a voluntary package from the Victorian Public Service in the last three years.


We want to hear from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander graduates who want to help shape the future of Victoria's public sector.

Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the SPECIAL MEASURES PROVISION of S12(1) of the Equal Opportunity Act (VIC).



Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-families-fairness-and-housing>

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this position.