Employment programs at DJPR

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

For enquiries about these employment programs please contact: employmentprograms@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

Employment programs on offer include:

Victorian Government Graduate Program

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 in an ongoing position with an eligible promotion upon successful completion.

Applications are now open for the 2023 Victoria Government Graduate Program

To find out more go to the Victorian Government Graduate Program website.

DJPR Graduate Program

The DJPR Graduate Program is an internal graduate program for high-calibre university graduates.

The program leverages the candidate talent pool for the Victorian Government Graduate Program, and provides an opportunity to employ talented graduates into fixed term 12 months position and development program within DJPR.

Applications are now open for the 2023 Victoria Government Graduate Program. To be considered for the DJPR Graduate Program make sure to preference DJPR in your application.

To find out more go to the Victorian Government Graduate Program website.

Science & Planning Graduate Program

The Science & Planning 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.

Applications now open

Applications for the 2023 Science and Planning Graduate Program are open Friday 8 July and close 5pm Monday 8 August 2022.

To find out more and how to apply head to the Science & Planning Graduate Program page.

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 visit Jobs Victoria - Traineeships for young people.

Asylum Seeker and Refugee Internship Program

The Victorian Government Refugee and Asylum Seeker internship program provides university students who are refugees or asylum seekers with work experience the opportunity to build their network. This initiative connects the Victorian public service with refugees and asylum seekers looking for paid work experience.

The summer program runs for 12 weeks between November and February each year.

The Victorian Public Sector Commission runs the program with CareerSeekers to match interns to suitable openings.

Barring Djinang Internship Program

This Barring Djinang internship program is designed to connect the Victorian public sector and agencies with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander university students looking for paid work experience opportunities.

The summer program runs for 12 weeks in November and February each year.

The Victorian Public Sector Commission runs the program with CareerSeekers to match interns to suitable openings.

Digital Jobs Internship Program

The Victorian Government’s Digital Jobs program aims to build the state’s digital workforce by training and upskilling mid-career Victorians so they can transition into digital careers.

If you’re over 30 years of age, have an appetite for learning and feel motivated to make a change, then Digital Jobs could be for you!

The program that gives you:

  • 12 weeks of free training in a high-quality, industry-backed digital course
  • 12 weeks in a paid digital role with a Victorian business
  • Ongoing support from a mentor throughout the program

To find out more and how to apply head visit Digital Jobs.

Stepping Into Internship Program

This is a paid internship program designed specifically for university students with 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 visit Australian Network on Disability.

Contact us

For enquiries about these employment programs please contact: employmentprograms@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

Page last updated: 8 July 2022