About Victoria Police
Work experience, traineeships and employment schemes
Release date: Tue 15 July 2008
Last updated: Fri 23 June 2017
Work Experience, Tertiary Placements & Employment Scheme
Victoria Police is committed to offering opportunities for both secondary and tertiary students.
Victoria Police is also involved in the Youth Employment Scheme (YES) along with the Graduate Recruitment Scheme. Further information on these programs can be found below.
Victoria Police Work Experience Program (secondary students)
The Victoria Police Work Experience Program provides a fantastic opportunity for high school students considering a career within Victoria Police. Students are placed at participating police stations and department units where they will have the opportunity to observe and learn from our Police Officers, Protective Services Officers, Protective Custody Officers and VPS personnel.
Students must be a minimum of 15 years of age at the time of placement and completing Year 10 or above. Placements are only offered to those students studying Year 10, 11 or 12.
The program runs from March until November each year, placements outside these dates will not be arranged.
Please note, placements take place for one week only (five (5) consecutive business days).
Nominations are to be submitted through Careers teachers only. Each school can nominate one student per year (unless stated otherwise). Schools with multiple campuses across various suburbs may nominate one student per campus.
Applications will only be considered if all required forms are completed correctly and signed accordingly.
If your student is considering a career within Victoria Police and has a genuine interest in our program, please review the information below. All schools on our distribution list will receive an email containing the application portal once applications open. This portal will enable careers teachers to submit an application on behalf of their student electronically. Applications will only be accepted if they are submitted via the online portal.
Successful students will be required to attend a fingerprinting appointment in due course. Further instructions on the appointment process will be provided to careers teachers directly.
If you have any questions pertaining to any of the above information or if you would like more information regarding the program, please email us directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Work Experience Coordinator will respond to your enquiry in a timely manner. If you would like to know if your school is on our distribution list, or if you would like to change your schools contact information, please feel free to contact us.
Fieldwork Placement Program (tertiary students)
Through the Fieldwork Placement Program (FPP), Victoria Police endeavours to provide meaningful placements for tertiary students to assist in the field studies component of their qualification.
Graduate Recruitment Scheme
If you would like further information about the Victorian Government Graduate programs please visit the following website:
Youth Employment Scheme (YES)
Victoria Police offers a number of placements under the Youth Employment Scheme (YES) Program.
Eligibility Criteria - Trainees
For more information about the YES Program please visit the Youth Central website: www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au or contact the Employment Programs Team at Department of Justice via email: email@example.com.
Victoria Police does not offer volunteer work.
Victoria Police does not offer internships.