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The department offers a broad range of career opportunities to more than 7000 employees in over 50 business units and service agencies in Melbourne and across regional Victoria. Opportunities include roles in police and prosecution, the prison and community corrections services, various tribunals and agencies established to protect citizens' rights, emergency management, emergency services, policy on racing and gaming issues and the provision of legal advice to government.

Positions include prison officers, community corrections officer, Koori court officers, sheriff officers, forensic scientists and pathologists, clinicians, psychologists, legal officers, human resources, finance, communications, and administration. The department also delivers graduate and traineeship opportunities.

Find out more about the department or watch videos about our stories — come behind the scenes and hear from the people who deliver essential services to Victorians.


The department offers scholarships to tertiary students with disability.

The Justice Health Koori Tertiary Scholarships provide financial support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people studying full-time in a health related field.

Student placement

Student placement and internship programs for both tertiary and secondary students.


Information for graduates who want to join the department.

Koori employment

The department prides itself on its commitment and achievements in increasing Koori employment.

Youth employment start up

The Youth Employment Scheme offers Victorians aged 15 to 24 a career kick-start with traineeships in the Victorian Government. For more information visit the Youth Central website (External link)


The department has a number of volunteer opportunities for people who want to help in Victoria's court, legal and prison systems.

Registered training organisation

Delivers nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) to department employees.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander flags

The department acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.