Being employed with Victoria Police means you have the opportunity to contribute and make a difference to the community. Help us meet our objective to deliver a safer Victoria in conjunction with our partners as we work to:
- ensure a safe and secure society through law enforcement - investigating crime and prosecuting offenders
- provide community assistance and education
- implement crime prevention strategies
- collaborate with other government departments and agencies, and the local community
As an employee, you will be helping to drive and support the strategic initiatives of the organisation. You can do this by assisting in providing frontline police members with the necessary resources to operate day-to-day activities to provide a safer Victoria.
You will be entitled to the many benefits of working for the Victorian Government and with a fantastic organisation that is Victoria Police.
Employees working within Victoria Police are bound by the Victorian Public Service Workplace Determination 2016. All Salary levels and increment levels are listed from page 107 of the Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement.
Salary progressions are based on a yearly Performance Development Assessment as per the Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2016. This online database forms the basis for all Victoria Police VPS employees’ progression criteria and subsequent raise in increment
We appreciate that everyone has different needs and responsibilities, so at Victoria Police we offer a wide range of flexible working arrangements including part-time employment, carers' leave, family leave, compassionate leave, flexible working hours, leave without pay, paternity and maternity leave.
Our core business hours apply between 9am to 5pm, however flexible working hours can be negotiated with your manager.
Conditions of employment for support staff are governed by the Victorian Public Service Workplace Determination 2012.
Conditions of employment based on a standard working week of 38 hours, include four weeks recreational leave, 17.5% leave loading, standard sick leave and long service leave entitlements.
At Victoria Police, we pride ourselves in providing career development and training to our employees. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce and are committed to empowering you to achieve your full potential. We offer broad and diverse positions, from working with recruits to analysis of data and crime trends.
Victoria Police are a progressive organisation, and we are focused on staff development for our employees. We offer a range of developmental opportunities including part-time and full-time study leave arrangements when they align to business needs. We encourage the broadening of skills, as well as knowledge-sharing across the department or secondments to other government departments with regular internal advertisements.
We are committed to best practice people management and equal opportunity employment. We have a culture of openness, organisational learning, high performance teamwork, high trust, high personal ethics and accountability.
Having implemented a range of initiatives, we ensure our staff can:
- contribute and are recognised and rewarded for their contributions
- have access to developmental opportunities
- feel they are in a safe, supportive and challenging working environment
Work experience, tertiary placements and employment scheme
Victoria Police is committed to offering opportunities for both secondary and tertiary students.
We have two programs designed to assist students in developing their skills and knowledge in their desired career choice and to ease the transition for students into the workplace.
- Victoria Police Work Experience Program (VPWEP) – designed for secondary students
- Fieldwork Placement Program (FFP) – designed for 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.
For details about the four roles available within Victoria Police download the career paths flyer.
Victoria Police Work Experience Program (secondary students)
Victoria Police offers placements to students who are enrolled at Victorian Secondary schools.*
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.
Placements are available from March until November each year. Placements outside these times will not be arranged.
Placements take place for one week only (five consecutive business days). Placements cannot be scheduled during a week that contains a public holiday.
Nominations are to be submitted by careers teachers only. Each school can nominate one student per school year. Schools with multiple campuses across various suburbs may nominate one student per campus.
Please be advised that a nomination of a student does not automatically guarantee a placement.
Applications are not to be submitted directly to any police station or Victoria Police department; no placements will be arranged outside of this program.
Applications will only be considered if all required application forms are completed correctly and signed accordingly. Please refer to the FAQs for information regarding placements for schools located in other states and territories.
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 that are registered with Victoria Police 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.
- Applications for placements occurring during Terms 1 and 2 of 2019 will open Monday 30 July 2018 and will close Friday 31 August 2018.
- Applications for placements occurring during Terms 3 and 4 of 2019 will open in February of 2019. More information will be provided in due course
Please note that schools may only nominate one student per school year for a placement with Victoria Police. If your student does not obtain a placement for Terms 1 or 2, you may nominate them again for a placement once applications open for Terms 3 and 4.
Successful students will be required to attend a fingerprinting appointment in due course. Further instructions on this 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: . 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.
We have collated some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding this program.
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.
All placements are arranged directly between the student, tertiary institution and the relevant Officer in Charge of the proposed work location. If you are interested in completing your placement within Victoria Police you will need to make direct contact with the Officer in Charge at the police station or appropriate contact at your desired department unit.
Graduate recruitment scheme
Youth Employment Scheme (YES)
Victoria Police offers a number of placements under the Youth Employment Scheme (YES) Program.
The YES Program is a component of the State Government's suite of workforce participation programs, which aim to strengthen Victorian industries and communities by increasing workforce participation, particularly by assisting people facing significant barriers to employment.
Eligibility criteria – trainees
- be aged between 15-24 years at the commencement of the trainee-ship
- be unemployed or not working more than 15 hours per week
- not currently engaged in tertiary education
- have not attained a certificate 4 or above qualification
Victoria Police does not offer volunteer work.
Victoria Police does not offer internships.
Reviewed 03 January 2020