Science Graduate program

Participants working in the fieldThe Science Graduate program is a two-year training and development program open to recent graduates of science agriculture and related professions. During the program you'll undertake specific training and development activities alongside your normal project work.

The aim of this program is to provide and develop broad exposure to policy, research and engagement skills. It will also enable you to gain specialist skills and experience that will support a sustainable career with the department.

The program is run in partnership with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

Graduate working in the labThe duration of the program is two years, with placements in different departmental locations either in Regional Victoria or Melbourne Central Business District. Rotations are designed to help provide you with a well-rounded understanding of your chosen sector.

Program benefits include:

  • access to a dedicated budget for training and development
  • taking on 'a hands on' roles on projects alongside experienced staff
  • many opportunities to network with fellow graduate program members
  • a team of managers and graduate program staff who provide support throughout the duration of the program.

Past recruits have worked in:

  • Agronomy
  • Animal health & welfare
  • Meat & wool services
  • Emergency management
  • Biosciences research.

Application process

Applications for the 2019 Science Graduate program will open, on 6 July 2018, for application details, visit the DELWP website.

Further information

For further information about the program please call 9208 3034 or

Page last updated: 5 July 2018