Employment programs at DJPR

The department currently offers a number of employment programs to a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds.

Employment programs on offer include:

Please direct all enquiries about these employment programs to employment.programs@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

Victorian Public Service (VPS) Recruitment and Development Scheme

This is a 12-month, whole of Victorian Government development program administered by the Victorian Public Service Commission. Graduates will undertake three rotating placements of four months each and will be eligible for an ongoing position or promotion upon successful completion.

To find out more go to the Graduate website.

Science Graduate Program

The Science Graduate Program is an annual program run in partnership with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), and is open to recent graduates of science, agriculture and related disciplines.

Youth Employment Scheme (YES) Trainee Program

This program offers young Victorians aged 15 to 24 opportunities to undertake a traineeship in the Victorian Government. Through a mixture of structured training, provided by a group training organisation and on the job training, trainees will successfully complete certificate level qualifications.

To find out more go to the Youth Central website.

Jobs Victoria Youth Cadetship Scheme (YCS)

This scheme offers entry-level (VPSG-1) Victorian Public Service (VPS) positions to disadvantaged young people who have graduated from the YES Program. The two-year cadetships provide young people, without a university qualification, a pathway to a meaningful public service career.

To find out more go to the Jobs Victoria website.

VPSC Aboriginal Undergraduate Cadetship Program

After its first intake in February 2017, the Aboriginal Undergraduate Cadetship Program will provide work experience to 2nd and 3rd year Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students who are undertaking their first undergraduate degree.

The cadetship will be a development position which provides 12 weeks of paid work experience at a VPS Grade 1.4 salary. It will also provide access to mentors, senior Aboriginal employees and Aboriginal alumni, direct entry option to the interview stage of the VPS GRADS upon successful completion and an ongoing employment commitment.

To find out more go to the Victorian Public Sector Commission website.

Stepping Into Program

This is a paid internship program designed specifically for university students with a disability. 

With the success of the pilot program in 2017, the department has continued to grow its intake of students with disability. Interns have been placed across the department, including in agriculture, biosecurity, communications, customer service, emergency management, HR, inclusion, IT and legal. 

To find out more go to the Australian Network on Disability website.

Page last updated: 14 May 2021