Victorian Government graduate program

A government internship program for graduates interested in a career at Victoria Police as a Victorian Public Servant.

Victorian Government graduate program is a complete 12-month development scheme. It offers graduates work experience with variety, opportunity and challenge. 

The Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) manages this program on behalf of VPS departments and agencies.

About Victorian Government graduate program

You will get paid to experience contributing to important work within public service. 

Victoria Police has a variety of departments and commands throughout the state. Positions available within this program change each year. 

Past graduate positions include roles in:

  • human resources
  • legal services (police lawyers)
  • IT
  • public support
  • Crime Command 
  • and more!

Victoria Police has a network of over 22,000 staff. As a graduate, you will experience working on a range of improvements and projects for Victoria Police staff and the community. 

All graduate program positions on offer are attached to one of four streams. This will help you apply for a role relevant to your studies. The streams are:

  • generalist (including law)
  • accounting and finance
  • economic consultancy
  • data analytics.

Victorian Government graduate program eligibility criteria

This program is available to you if you:

  • are in the final year of your degree or
  • have recently graduated.

Check if you are eligible at the Victorian Government graduate program website.

Victorian Government graduate program duration and outcome

The program runs for 12 months. 

Your position will rotate across three different government departments or agencies. You will complete various learning and development functions and a group project.

Once you complete the program, we will offer you a permanent VPS3 position at Victoria Police in the same department. You will need to clear several security checks including the National Police and Fingerprint Record Check and declarable associations.

Apply for the Victorian Government graduate program

You can apply for the program through the Victorian Government graduate program website.

We offer pathways for: