The Department of Transport offers employment pathways to create employment opportunities and develop a talent pipeline for the department.

Employment pathway programs on offer include:

To learn more, please feel free to contact the employment programs team at [email protected].

Transport Portfolio Aboriginal Scholarship Program

The Transport Portfolio Aboriginal Scholarships Program TAFE/University 2022 cohort is now open – and we’re inviting Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander students to submit their application!

About the program

This portfolio-wide scholarships program for secondary, TAFE and university students was developed in support of the transport portfolio following the launch of the Transport Portfolio Aboriginal Self-Determination Plan 2020-2023 in November 2020.

The program is supported by the three transport Ministers and aims to achieve the 2% Aboriginal employment target set for the Victorian Public Sector. It is designed with the central aim of creating a long-term pipeline of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander talent and career and leadership development in the transport portfolio.

The program was launched in 2021 and will run for a three-year period. Twenty-one scholarships were awarded in 2021 to 19 secondary and two university students.

Applications for TAFE and university students in 2022 have opened and will close on 7 August 2022.

Download the the TAFE and University Stream Program Guidelines

Download your application form

Digital Jobs Program

The Digital Jobs Program aims to build the state’s digital workforce by training and upskilling mid-career Victorians so they can transition into digital careers.

Over the next three years, the program will support 5,000 mid-career Victorians to complete a six-month program that includes 12 weeks of industry-backed training followed by 12 weeks in a paid digital job with a Victorian business.

DoT is working with the Department of Jobs, Precints and Regions and recruitment agency Hudson to provide meaningful employment to Victorians with digital skills looking to re-enter the workforce.

With the demand for digital skills in Victorian businesses is growing rapidly, the Victorian Government’s Digital Jobs Program is building a new talent pool of great people with digital skills to help meet this demand.

DoT will be supporting a number of experienced and highly capable mid-career workers to transition into digital careers.

Before starting with us, interns receive training from a leading education provider in a range of digital areas, including:

  • Data analytics
  • Programming/software development
  • Cyber security
  • Cloud computing
  • AI/machine learning
  • User experience/user interface
  • Product management
  • Web development
  • Digital marketing, operations, support
  • Project (agile) management

Apply for the Digital Jobs Program now.

DoT STEM Graduate Program

The first year of DoT's in-house graduate program has now been launched, focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

With Victoria's transport and road infrastructure currently expanding, we are looking for the best graduates to keep Victoria's networks growing and developing.

Our STEM Graduate Program is a three-year development program consisting of three 12-month rotations across your discipline. This will be the inaugural year of the redesigned program with every graduate's experience and pathway is tailored to the stream.

During the first two years as a graduate, you will receive tailored learning and development, mentoring and exposure days across the Victorian transport network.

In the third year of the program, our graduates enter their ‘emerging professional' year and complete an accreditation.

Graduates will undergo a regional rotation to gain valuable hands on experience in a booming area of our business.

About the roles:

  • VPS 3 salary ($70,791 – $78,375) – level dependent on qualification
  • Three-year fixed term employment – with priority and support for graduates to secure opportunities post the graduate program
  • Professional development focusing on business, technical and leadership skills
  • Regional (or metro for regional grads) based rotation – relocation and living allowance provided
  • Structured senior executive mentorship
  • Opportunities across the Victorian Public Service (VPS) with priority job access
  • Flexible working arrangements and conditions under the VPS

Application timeline (subject to change):

  • Applications close 30 May 2021
  • Invitations to cognitive testing early June 2021
  • Invitation to video Interviews early July 2021
  • Assessment Centre late July 2021
  • Communication of outcome by August/September 2021

Victorian Government Graduate Program

This is a 12-month, whole of Victorian Government development program administered by the Victorian Public Service Commission.
Graduates will undertake three rotating placements of four months each and will be eligible for an ongoing position or promotion upon successful completion.

To find out more go to the Graduate website.

DoT Vacation Student Program

The Department of Transport’s Vacation Student Employment Program will not be offered in 2021.

We hope to reintroduce the program for 2022, but invite you to consider applying for our other employment programs if and when they suit your present requirements.

Youth Employment Scheme (YES) Trainee Program

This program offers young Victorians aged 15 to 24 opportunities to undertake a traineeship in the Victorian Government. Through a mixture of structured training, provided by a group training organisation and on the job training, trainees will successfully complete certificate level qualifications.

To find out more go to the Jobs Victoria website.

Youth Employment Scheme (YES) Disability Stream

The Youth Employment Scheme (YES) Disability Stream is a newly implemented program designed to provide a pathway for young people with a disability into the Victorian public service and our agencies.

A whole-of-government initiative, YES is an important part of the department’s workforce planning and strategy development.

It helps the department meet future skill and employment needs by employing young people facing barriers to employment who are aged from 15 to 24 years.

YES trainees in the disability stream are sourced through our partnership with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and employed by a group training organisation (GTO) with DoT hosting the trainee.

The GTO provides training and support to the trainee as well as administration functions relating to taxation and superannuation payments.

Traineeships are for 12-month fixed term, composed of performing administrative tasks, whereby young people study towards completing a certificate level qualification.

Apply for the Youth Employment Scheme Disability Stream now.

Youth Employment Program

The Youth Employment Program was created in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and will provide opportunities for young people between 17 and 29 to kickstart their careers and develop skills for the future. 

We know that young people are among the most severely impacted by the economic downturn. We’re seeing a larger proportion of people aged under 30 lose work and we know it’ll take longer for them to find a new job.  

Targeted at unemployed youth, the program aims to build a diverse and inclusive Victorian public sector, with a stronger, energetic, more innovative workforce. 

What kind of work is available? 

Up to 800 six to 12-month jobs will be available across Victorian government departments and agencies. The Department of Transport has committed to onboarding almost 100 positions in 2020.  

The jobs are in both metropolitan and regional areas and will include roles in administration, project support, guest services, operations and vegetation.

As roles become available, they will be advertised on the Working for Victoria online jobs platform

Training, support and development 

Each participant will undertake a short training course in public sector administration, which provides an introduction to working in the public service. In addition to general supervision, participants will be provided with job preparation, mentoring and post-placement support to enhance their future employment opportunities.

Who is eligible? 

These roles are open to Victorians who are: 

How can young people apply for the Youth Employment Program? 

To view and apply for roles candidates must register as a jobseeker on the Working for Victoria online jobs platform

From there, applicants can provide information about job preferences, location, skills and experience. Jobs will be advertised as they become available.