The Victorian Government provides a diverse range of services to the people of Victoria – schools, hospitals, transport, parks, police, tourism, the environment and more.

There are so many career opportunities within the Victorian Government. If you are just starting out, your perfect career may be much more than you were expecting.

A business graduate could be the perfect candidate for auditing, policy making or data analysis. An arts degree provides a broad range of skills, including conceptual skills, writing, and research. There are endless opportunities for every degree within the Victorian Government.

We’re looking for graduates who share our values of commitment to public service, responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect, leadership and human rights.

Key Facts


Government & Public Sector


Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences
Environmental Science
Health-related disciplines
Social Work

Position Locations



Applications open March 2, 2018 and close April 8, 2018

Citizenship / Eligibility Requirements

Australian citizens and permanent residents only (including New Zealand citizens)


For information about the Aboriginal Pathway to the VPS GRADS, visit our website or contact us on (03) 9651 0837  or
If you have a disability and would like assistance with your application and the recruitment process, please contact the VPS GRADS Recruitment Team on 1300 662 930.
For further information visit

The Victorian Public Service Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme (GRADS) provides graduates with on-the-job experience and a structured learning and development program throughout the year.

The program covers:

  • knowledge of political structures and processes
  • knowledge of the role of public service
  • policy development skills
  • project management skills
  • communication

We are looking for graduates who have the following qualities:

  • strong analytical and conceptual abilities
  • excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • initiative and accountability
  • problem solving capability
  • flexibility

We are looking for graduates from the following disciplines:
Accounting, Arts, Business & Communications, Commerce, Economics, Education, Environmental Science, Finance, Health, Humanities, Human Resources, IT/ICT, Law, and Science.

Submit your Expression of Interest at

Applications open March 2, 2018 and close April 8, 2018

The application process involves a written application, online testing, assessment centre activities and behavioural interviews for candidates who are successful through each step of the process.

If you have a disability and would like assistance with your application and the recruitment process, please contact the VPS GRADS Recruitment Team on 1300 662 930.

You can find more information about the wide range of opportunities at

Contact: (03) 9651 0837 or email

Aboriginal Pathway to the VPS GRADS

We offer a Pathway to the VPS GRADS for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander candidates.

The Pathway includes assistance during the application process and additional support during the program, such as access to Aboriginal staff networks.

If you are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and would like further information on the recruitment process or assistance with your application, contact Joe Murfet on (03) 9651 0837 or at