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

Employment programs on offer include:

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

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’s Vacation Student employment program is a fantastic opportunity for students studying at an Australian university to experience what is like to work in an organisation that delivers a wide range of projects and programs while gaining on-the-job learning and training opportunities.

Our Vacation program takes place during your summer university break and commencement dates can be modified to meet individual needs.

We try to give preference to students who are currently in their penultimate year of study, but welcome applications from second year onwards (depending on the length of the course).

We accept applications from university students currently completing a bachelor degree in the following disciplines:

  • Accounting/finance
  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical and electronic
  • Mechatronics
  • Geomatic
  • Environmental
  • Environmental science
  • Commerce/business
  • Information management and technology

Applications for 2020 are now closed.

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 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.