Why work for Vic

Why work for Vic

Join the public sector and be part of the bigger picture. You can help shape Victoria’s future, serve the community and follow your ambition.

Be part of the bigger picture

Improve the lives of Victorians

We do meaningful work that matters. The community trusts us to deliver exceptional healthcare, education, transport and other public services. We’re nurses, teachers, police and front line services.

We keep communities safe, grow the economy and find solutions to our most complex social problems. We put people first in everything we do. We make an impact in the communities we live. We’re part of something more than ourselves, more than profit. We’re part of the bigger picture. Meet some of us.

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Shape Victoria’s future

Seize your opportunity to contribute

Whether you serve customers or write policy, your work helps our state. Victoria is changing and we need employees who can respond to challenge. Now is the perfect time to join the public sector because reform is sparking innovation.

We’re collaborating with the community to co-design services. By encouraging public participation we’re making decisions in partnership with the people most affected by them. We’re empowered to do the kind of work we feel proud of, to run this state and plan for its future.

Serve everyone in the community

Embrace diversity in all its forms

We’re creating a next generation workforce, more open and diverse than ever before. We want all in. We want all abilities, all backgrounds, all genders and all cultures represented to better reflect the community we serve.

Each of us has different ideas, perspectives and skills to share. The more we share, the more we understand each other. By including everyone, we can make sure our services work for everyone.

Follow your ambition

Get the support you need to grow

In the public sector you can steer your career in any direction you want. We’re Australia’s second largest employer and we hire for more than 200 occupations across metropolitan, rural and regional areas.

There’s plenty of room to move around and try new things. We foster supportive work environments where teams win and talent thrives. Generous leave provisions help you strike the right balance between work time and your time.

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Employee benefits

As a public sector employee, you can generally expect the following: 

  • fair selection — merit based as well as support for underrepresented groups
  • fair salary — plus superannuation contributions and salary sacrificing options
  • structured progression and professional development opportunities — including leadership development opportunities
  • objective evaluation — transparent performance frameworks
  • flexible working arrangements — part time, start and finish times, work from home to help manage your work and personal commitments
  • employee assistance program  — for emotional, mental and general psychological wellbeing
  • mobility — transfer between departments and agencies, take secondments

Generous leave

Get access to comprehensive leave:

  • four weeks annual
  • personal, carer’s and sick leave
  • compassionate leave in the event of death or serious illness of an immediate family member
  • long service leave
  • parental leave 
  • other types of leave including defence, jury, cultural, training or study leave 

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