Start your career with the Department of Justice and Regulation and make a tangible difference to your community.
Enjoy ongoing professional development
Develop your career within an inclusive and supportive environment
Salary range
$55,260 + super

Recruiting for the future

The Professional Services Graduate Program aims to recruit and retain well rounded graduates who are seeking opportunities and careers within a highly regarded and respected department.

Over the 12-month program, you will work on a range of public issues, develop your career within an inclusive and supportive environment and make a positive impact on the wider community. 

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are able to secure ongoing positions within their ‘home’ unit.

Why work for us? 

Our grads work on projects that make a real difference in our community. You’ll witness the positive impact of your efforts – that’s an everyday experience when you’re developing reports that inform criminal justice strategy, contributing to policies that help shape our state’s future, and supporting the wider department in its commitment to improving the lives of Victorians. If you join DJR, your work will help make Victoria a safer and more equitable place to live. 

In addition to these great features, our employees also enjoy benefits such as:

How does the program work?

Department of Justice and Regulation Graduate Program

Applications have now closed for the 2018 Professional Services Graduate Program. To keep updated on when applications open for the 2019 program, click on the button below.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Scheme

This program is an exciting and unique initiative that provides employment opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander graduates. Applications have now closed for the 2018 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Scheme. However, if you would like to discuss 2019 opportunities, feel free to call the Koori Employment Team on (03) 8684 1765 or email koori.employment@ (External link).

Application Process

Stage 1: Complete the application

The application form requires you to upload a resume and tell us about why you are interested in the position, who you are, your skills and experience. You will be required to nominate your business unit preference by reviewing the attached position descriptions.

Stage 2: Video interview

The video interview provides a great opportunity for you to share a little bit about yourself with us. Once you log onto our secure site, you'll be asked a few questions and you need to record your responses. You can do this anywhere you feel comfortable.

Stage 3: Assessment centre

The assessment centre involves a series of activities designed to determine whether your skills, experience and personal qualities match the graduate selection criteria.

Stage 4: Online assessments

The first set of online assessments includes a verbal, numerical and logical reasoning assessment. The second assessment includes a workplace preferences assessment. You can complete these assessments at home or anywhere you have online access.

Stage 5: Job offer

If you're successful in getting a graduate position, we'll call you to make an offer and then you will receive a letter of offer.

- Kyeema Coombs, Department of Justice and Regulation graduate

Who are we looking for? 

Not only are we looking for candidates with the right mix of skills, experience and qualifications, we also want to find people who are committed to upholding the department's values and behaviours. If you would like to serve the community, act with integrity, respect other people and make it happen, then we want to hear from you.

Our graduates:

  • are resourceful and able to prioritise
  • have excellent communication and rapport-building skills
  • are flexible, resilient and open to change, new ideas or approaches
  • are team-focused, committed, and demonstrate high standards of personal integrity.

At the Department of Justice and Regulation, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation and cultural background as well as those with a disability. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.